Archive: May 10, 2019, 12:00:00 AM

Update Q1 2019

Waste Management is proud to release its first progress update, focusing on five specific projects within our five programme areas in our sustainability strategy – For Future Generations.

 

 

Our Enviroment

Drive sustainable procurement

Our sustainable Procurement Policy has been updated and includes a new sustainability section and we now also have a new supplier performance management framework containing reporting on sustainability for the first time.

 

 

   

 

Our Communtites

 

Regenerating our communities

We are continuing our support for Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf by providing another hundred and fifty six 40L of free organic compost to the Motutapu Trust during the first quarter of 2019. This is supporting the regeneration of the island, enabling the return of native flora and fauna to the island. Learn more here.

   

 

Our Customers

 

Empowering customers with information

Providing greater transparency to our customers is a key focus for Waste Management. We know data is important to be able to make informed decisions, and we are working hard to partner with customers to help them better understand the waste they create and then design programmes to achieve their sustainability goals.

To support this, from 1 January 2019 Waste Management no longer uses average or assumed weights in its reporting to commercial customers.

To achieve this, we have invested in our trucks, scales, IT systems and training of our people to provide actual recorded weights every time we lift a front loader bin or a wheelie bin serviced on a rear loader truck. This enables our customers to accurately and fully understand the waste they are generating or recycling, and set accurate targets to achieve sustainable waste minimisation goals.

   

 

Our People

 

Implement wellbeing initiatives to address specific identified issues

Waste Management’s Human Resources team has partnered with Vitality Works to identify a range of well-being initiatives and include them in our company-wide monthly toolbox talks. These talks have included topics such as how to reduce the risk of diabetes and the benefits of regular exercise.

 

   

 

Our Business

 

Reducing carbon through EV Trucks

Our first New Zealand EV Truck conversion was completed last year at our EV Innovation Hub in Auckland and work is being accelerated to convert multiple EV Trucks this year.

Since Christmas, three truck chassis have been converted from diesel to electric and are awaiting body installations before joining our truck fleet.

   

 

To read more about For Future Generations, these our dedicated website and follow our Facebook page. If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can do better, please email us at ffg@wastemanagement.co.nz