As an organisation, our purpose is to safeguard our beautiful environment through the
sustainable management of our resources. We were unsurprised that compliance and
social licence to operate were identified as material by our stakeholders, both internally
The key projects in this programme area reflect a continuation of our efforts in protecting and enhancing our environment, and seeking ongoing improvements in how we go about prioritising the environment as we make decisions for our company and for New Zealand.
Material issuesEnvironment in decision making
What we are seeking to achieve
• We view all major decisions through an environmental lens, specifically prioritising the impact
of our activities on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy and water use, direct discharges
• That we reduce environmental harm by making all waste generated by our customers and
• We will build on our circular economy including in our procurement decisions.
For many years we have understood the critical role we play in safeguarding our future. Our sustainability strategy For Future Generations provides the foundation for our future focus on the sustainability of our company and the communities in which we operate across New Zealand.