Sustainability | te oranga tonutanga
We know that our actions today contribute to tomorrow’s future.
We’re committed to a number of sustainable practices across our subsidiary businesses to become a greener group, for the long-term wellbeing of our planet.
Groupwide ISO Policies
As a New Zealand-owned company, we're consciously aware of our role in preserving the environment and have certification in ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems. Our environmental policy focuses on utilising renewable resources to avoid the depletion of natural resources. Through coordinated efforts, the company seek to identify and recycle workplace materials and make economic and energy-efficient decisions in daily operations. To manage environmental risks on customer sites, our quality and safety systems ensure all staff and personnel involved with the contract are fully aware of the relevant risks and mitigations.
Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Since 2014, we have been shifting towards owning a fuel-efficient fleet. We are thrilled to have rolled out our new hybrid vehicles, and our first fully electric vehicle in our overall fleet. We will continue expanding and replacing our fleet with E-vehicles to reduce our carbon emissions.
We pride ourselves on our group businesses’ commitment to recycling and repurposing project materials, with scrap copper, steel, cast, and more being recycled for cash. We further recycle computer equipment, photocopier cartridges, cardboard and other products in the office space to reduce unnecessary waste.
Identifying our Carbon Footprint
We are actively working with external organisations who are leaders in environmental financing, to measure and improve our carbon footprint. This is constantly in the works with all of our businesses, as we want to be the best of the best when it comes to reducing our footprint in Aotearoa.
Further sustainability and environmental initiatives we are proceeding with are native planting at the southern headland of Awhitu on our Promessa Property Group land. We are also in the early stages of installing solar to the roof of our Promessa buildings, to help offset our carbon footprint and bring in revenue to Promessa.
Energy Efficient Lighting
To reduce energy consumption, our standard office lighting is gradually being replaced with low-energy, LED lighting. Our lighting is bright and green, just like our future.
A large range of our uniforms are also crease-free, eliminating the need for ironing, and therefore reducing energy consumption (as well as an additional morning task for staff).
These are also quick drying eliminating the need for electric driers, therefore saving more energy.