Sustainability

We believe in building a better future — for our clients and for all New Zealanders and Australians. That’s why we are building sustainability into the architecture of our business. 

We are carbon negative

We’re proud to be certified carbon zero by Toitū Envirocare. This internationally recognised certification cements our commitment to continuously monitor and seek to reduce our carbon footprint, and offset any unavoidable emissions through the purchase of carbon credits.

And we don’t stop there. We voluntarily offset double the carbon emissions we produce, so our business is carbon negative.

Future-focused and sustainable

Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond carbon negative. We’re placing sustainability at the heart of the way we do business:

  • Our in-house sustainability focus group strives for continuous and tangible improvement in our daily office practices.
  • We monitor and report our carbon footprint against a range of environmental metrics, including travel and energy consumption.
  • We encourage staff to minimise business travel and use video conferencing.
  • One of our Auckland offices is in Commercial Bay, a building with a 5-star Greenstar rating. The design of Commercial Bay incorporates low water and energy use systems, low-VOC finishes, rainwater harvesting, reuse of demolition materials, sustainably sourced timber, cycle parking and integrated planting.
  • We choose a green electricity supplier where possible.
  • Our staff give back to the community with volunteer days.
  • We support the principles-based reporting of climate-related financial risk as part of the Financial Reporting Act 2013. 

Protecting forest reserves, reducing emissions and improving air quality and health outcomes

Our carbon credits will help forestry projects across New Zealand and Australia, as well as international projects that support sustainable development goals and provide immediate results for affected communities. 

  • 1

    Native forest regeneration and sequestration, Kurinui, Otago, New Zealand

    Kurinui is a native forest regeneration site located inland from Moeraki, Otago, New Zealand. The carbon forest area is close to 100 ha and consists of diverse range of vegetation, including many dryland species and several that are nationally threatened. The site provides habitat for three nationally threatened birds and one nationally threatened lizard species.

  • 2

    Native forest regeneration, Paroo River South, Queensland, Australia

    This project, developed by Corporate Carbon, establishes permanent native forests through assisted regeneration from in-situ seed sources (including rootstock and lignotubers) on land that was cleared of vegetation and where regrowth was suppressed for at least 10 years prior to the project having commenced.

  • 3

    Protecting against wildfires, Kendall River Station, Queensland, Australia

    This project is in the Cook local government area and involves strategic and planned burning of savanna areas in the high rainfall zone during the early dry season to reduce the risk of late dry season wild fires.

  • 4

    Improving air quality and slowing deforestation, Bangladesh

    The project involves dissemination of improved cookstoves, Bondhu Chula, in the territory of Bangladesh. Traditionally “three-stone” cooking stoves have been used which are inefficient and emit small particles, carbon monoxide and other fumes resulting in worsening of indoor air quality. The implementation of this project will not only reduce the Green House Gas emission but also result in less usage of fuel (biomass).

  • 5

    Reducing health hazards from air pollution, Ghana

    This partnership project between ClimateCare and Relief International, introduces the Gyapa, an insulated and efficient cookstove. The Gyapa stove cooks food more quickly, requires 50-60% less fuel and is less smoky. As such it not only cuts carbon emissions, but also improves health by reducing exposure to toxic fumes. Cutting fuel requirements saves families money and importantly, protects Ghana’s dwindling forests, having one of the highest deforestation rates in Africa.