Our Environment

Q2 2019: Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Marking a first for the waste industry in New Zealand, Waste Management achieved independent certification for managing and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions in May.

Our team worked for over two years to complete CEMARS® (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certification, measuring all greenhouse gas emissions and joining 53 companies from other sectors in New Zealand who have taken this step.

The CEMARS® programme is New Zealand’s leading internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification scheme. It provides tools for organisations, products, services and events to measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and optionally offset it.

As an original launch member of the Climate Leaders Coalition, Waste Management has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement for a future low carbon economy.

cert org ISO blue

Q1 2019: 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.