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Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

Onfarm greenhouse gas emissions represent the greatest proportion of dairy’s environmental footprint, Fonterra sustainable value manager Lara Phillips says. From a glass of milk, 90% of the emissions come from onfarm, 9% is from manufacturing and 1% of the footprint is from international distribution. While New Zealand dairy farmers have one of the lowest environmental footprints in the world, they can’t rest on their laurels, she says.

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

What five NZ companies are doing to clean up with EV power

Nearly a year ago, key New Zealand businesses formed the Climate Leaders Coalition – a group committed to measuring and reporting its greenhouse gas emissions and working towards keeping global warming within two degrees, as specified in the Paris Agreement.

So far, 89 Kiwi CEOs have signed the Climate Change Statement. The companies collectively represent half of NZ’s gross emissions, 25 per cent of private sector Gross Domestic Product and Employ over 130,000 people.

Transport emissions are a key target for the Coalition, representing 18 per cent of NZ’s emissions. Here are five ways member companies are greening their fleets.

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

OCS NZ and Au releases Sustainability Report 2018

Every business – large or small – has the opportunity to make a positive difference when it comes to sustainability, says OCS ANZ Managing Director, Gareth Marriott.

Mr Marriott made the comments with the release of the company’s first integrated sustainability review, covering both of its Australian and New Zealand operations.

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

Waste Management sets NZ sector benchmark for carbon reduction

Marking a first for the waste industry in New Zealand, Waste Management NZ has achieved independent certification for managing and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Waste Management Managing Director, Tom Nickels, said today.

The company has worked 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.

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

EVtalk checks out ‘AT Local’

An EV rideshare trial is about half way through its year’s “test and learn” on Auckland’s North Shore.

So EVtalk’s Sophia Wang tried Auckland Transport’s AT Local service in the lower Devonport peninsula which aims to reduce congestion for those travelling to and from the area’s three ferry terminals.

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

Meridian – NZ’s car ‘mindset’ needs change

E-scooter system may provide a path to getting more electric vehicles on our roads.
Within 10 years many Kiwis could be car-sharing in much the same way they do now with electric scooters and bikes.

Nick Robilliard, property and procurement manager of Meridian Energy says he sees a shift coming in vehicle ownership, a model he believes will change significantly in the next 10 years.

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

3R – Zero Carbon Bill welcome news for Hawke’s Bay

The release of the Zero Carbon Bill is welcome news, particularly in Hawke’s Bay where the effects of coastal erosion and weather events due to climate change are already being felt, says Hawke’s Bay sustainability expert and Chief Executive of 3R Group, Adele Rose.

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

thinkstep has science-based target approved

At thinkstep it is in our DNA to enable organisations to succeed sustainably. This means that we cannot just advise other companies to do the right thing in sustainability; we strongly believe that we have to do our share. To ensure that our low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science, we decided to do this with a target verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Our target was approved by SBTi in April 2019.

Cost of cutting the footprint in dairy

Ngāi Tahu share climate change ideas with UN Secretary-General

Ngāi Tahu hosted United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his last meeting in Aotearoa before he heads to the Pacific Islands for further UN discussions. The iwi will put forward what they’re doing to combat climate change in the hope that ideas and initiatives may be taken up by the UN.