Case Studies

Taking action on climate change: Make faster progress on your commitments by learning from other Coalition signatories.

Auckland Transport - transitioning buses from diesel to electric

22 May 2019 | Auckland Transport

This case study looks at the role Auckland Transport is playing in transitioning buses from diesel to zero emissions.

Freightways case study - fewer, faster and bigger planes for greater sustainability

20 May 2019 | Freightways

By investing in a more modern and efficient air-fleet in collaboration with NZ Post, Freightways managed to reduce emissions by more than 20% for every item that travelled in the air.

DB Breweries case study - solar heating

16 May 2019 | DB Breweries

How DB Breweries harnesses the power of the Nelson sunshine to sterilise bottles at their Redwood Cidery.

CHEP New Zealand: a CEMARS case study

9 May 2019 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

CHEP’s service increases efficiency for its customers while reducing operating risk and product damage. Their focus on environmental sustainability led them to seek CEMARS® (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) certification from Enviro-Mark Solutions. Enviro-Mark Solutions and CHEP have worked together since 2012 to measure and formulate a programme to reduce CHEP’s carbon emissions; their goal was a 10% reduction in CHEP’s emissions intensity (the amount of carbon emissions by revenue) within five years.

CHEP’s service increases efficiency for its customers while reducing operating risk and product damage. Their focus on environmental sustainability led them to seek CEMARS® (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) certification from Enviro-Mark Solutions. Enviro-Mark Solutions and CHEP have worked together since 2012 to measure and formulate a programme to reduce CHEP’s carbon emissions; their goal was a 10% reduction in CHEP’s emissions intensity (the amount of carbon emissions by revenue) within five years.

Fujitsu green building case study

29 Mar 2019 | Fujitsu

When Fujitsu moved to a new office in Auckland, it wanted to reduce its impact on the environment. Since the move, energy use has been cut by 64%, 24 tonnes of CO2e been saved annually, and more than 8,250kg of eWaste diverted from landfill.

Meridian case study - Electrifying your fleet

18 Feb 2019 | Meridian

Electrifying our vehicle fleet is one way that we can demonstrate our commitment, and also learn – and then share those learnings with the broader business community.

CarboNZero case study - The Warehouse Group

18 Feb 2019 | The Warehouse Group

There are three elements to TWG's carbon neutral strategy: 1. Purchase Gold Standard international carbon credits to offset emissions generated by the business 2. Reduce carbon emissions 3. Regenerate as many as 2,700 hectares of land back to native forests.

There are three elements to TWG's carbon neutral strategy: 1. Purchase Gold Standard international carbon credits to offset emissions generated by the business 2. Reduce carbon emissions 3. Regenerate as many as 2,700 hectares of land back to native forests.

3R - a carboNZero case study

11 Feb 2019 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

3R Group’s core business is focussed on minimising the impact of business on the environment. They develop programmes to recycle or responsibly dispose of used products and packaging. From businesses with a specific waste issue, to industry-wide projects looking at the full product life cycle, they are experts in product stewardship solutions and circular economy thinking. 3R have been reimagining waste for more than 13 years. As waste is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, their business is an integral part of the solution. Their creative approach of combining imagination and science to repurpose waste, has led them to develop recycling programmes for consumers and industry, and help individual businesses reduce their waste to landfill.

3R Group’s core business is focussed on minimising the impact of business on the environment. They develop programmes to recycle or responsibly dispose of used products and packaging. From businesses with a specific waste issue, to industry-wide projects looking at the full product life cycle, they are experts in product stewardship solutions and circular economy thinking. 3R have been reimagining waste for more than 13 years. As waste is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, their business is an integral part of the solution. Their creative approach of combining imagination and science to repurpose waste, has led them to develop recycling programmes for consumers and industry, and help individual businesses reduce their waste to landfill.

Ecostore case study - tackling the plastic problem

7 Dec 2018 | Ecostore

Most plastic is made from non-renewable petrochemicals. The extraction process and conversion into plastic releases carbon into the atmosphere, adding to climate change. So in 2014 we challenged ourselves to find a packaging alternative that goes beyond reducing emissions, and actually takes carbon out of the atmosphere. We found a packaging solution that can help to combat climate change. It’s plastic made from sugarcane.

NZ Post case study - Planning to reduce your emissions

27 Nov 2018 | NZ Post

To assist our path finding we have developed a ‘decarbonisation roadmap’ that will help guide actions across the business – not just in operations – but in the way the whole organisation thinks about reducing carbon. From People teams to IT to Procurement, everyone will need to be involved.