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New Zealand’s largest beverage company has gone carbon zero

New Zealand’s largest beverage company has gone carbon zero

Lion New Zealand, which holds close to 30* per cent of the country’s alcohol beverage market, becomes New Zealand’s first large scale beverage company to be Toitū carbonzero certified.

Through their partnership with Toitū, Lion has undertaken an intensive audit, designed to accurately measure its operational greenhouse gas emissions and put in place strategies to manage and reduce Lion’s carbon footprint each year.

Orion commits to carbon neutrality by 2022

Orion commits to carbon neutrality by 2022

Central Canterbury electricity distributor, Orion, today announced its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality for corporate emissions by June 2022, the first electricity company in New Zealand to commit to this ambitious target.

The commitment is eight years ahead of Christchurch City Council’s goal for council-owned companies to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

The Warehouse Group recognised in the highest category of “Leadership” in the fight against Climate Change

The Warehouse Group recognised in the highest category of “Leadership” in the fight against Climate Change

With our vision to become New Zealand’s most sustainable company, we know we can’t manage what we don’t measure. That’s why each year we work alongside Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a not-for-profit charity that runs the foremost global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to help them manage their environmental impacts.

New Zealand’s largest beverage company has gone carbon zero

Business leaders welcome public sector’s acceleration to zero carbon

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) welcome the Government’s announcement to accelerate the public sector’s race to zero carbon within the next five years.

The announcement is the focus of three of the 26 recommendations contained in a recent joint SBC and CLC briefing to the incoming Government on climate action priorities. The briefing is the
consensus view of the 150 companies represented by SBC and CLC.

Christchurch Airport becomes world’s first to achieve Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Christchurch Airport becomes world’s first to achieve Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Christchurch Airport in New Zealand has taken a major step forward in its commitment to fight against climate change, becoming the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region and in the world to reach Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation. This high achievement is evidence of the airport’s continued efforts to align its carbon management strategy with the global climate goals.

New Zealand’s largest beverage company has gone carbon zero

10%* of New Zealand’s beer market goes carbon zero overnight. Steinlager becomes NZ’s first major carbon zero beer brand

Proud to represent New Zealand’s finest, Steinlager is committed to taking action against climate change and excited to become the country’s first large scale beer brand to be Toitū carbonzero certified.

To reach this significant milestone, every step in Steinlager’s product life cycle has seen emissions reduced or offset, from growing the hops and barley, making the beer at the brewery, to bottles, caps, packaging and transport, right down to the length of time the beer will spend in the consumer’s fridge.

Summerset – Toitū carbonzero Case Study

Summerset – Toitū carbonzero Case Study

The first retirement village operator to be Toitū carbonzero certified, Summerset’s climate action story shows the organisation’s commitment to continually reducing their environmental impacts.

he retirement village operator started its journey by committing to the Toitū carbonreduce certification programme in 2018.

A Toitū carbonreduce certification means Summerset measured their emissions, set a reduction plan, and got third-party verified as per international best-practice. Though this was a great start, it was only the first step.

The programme was a way for Summerset to start monitoring its emissions, increase efficiency and reduce operational costs. The certification process helped bring focus to key insights like emissions from the use of fertilisers, waste per person and business travel – all seen as opportunities to be more efficient.

Summerset’s sustainability initiatives quickly gained traction and the organisation decided to further bolster its commitment by offsetting their carbon emissions, gaining them the Toitū carbonzero certification.

SBC Guest Blog: When is net-zero really net-zero?

SBC Guest Blog: When is net-zero really net-zero?

While the spotlight last week was on the climate change risk reporting announcement from the Government, there was another significant announcement that went overlooked in New Zealand, but will change how you set credible and meaningful net-zero targets. Barbara Nebel has the details.

Even in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic, the list of companies, investors, universities, and cities leading the Race to Zero continues to grow. For some, this translates to setting ambitious carbon reduction targets, while others opt for a net-zero target. But how can a net-zero claim based on offsets move the needle on climate change? What criteria does it have to meet?

EECA energy end use database

EECA energy end use database

The updated Energy End Use Database estimates national energy consumption broken down by fuel type, sector, end use and technology. National data is available for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 calendar years.

The database allows researchers, policy makers and the business sector to explore how energy is used by fuel type, sector, end use and technology. EECA has revised and improved data for a number of sectors in the database, including residential, and a range of industrial sectors.