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Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

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Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Countdown reduces carbon emissions by 8.8%

Reducing its carbon emissions by 8.8 per cent, was a highlight included in Countdown’s latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which was released today.

The 2018 report publicly tracks Countdown’s progress towards meeting its 20 ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility goals, which were set in 2017 to be achieved by 2020.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

KPMG joins the Climate Leaders Coalition

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KPMG has committed to measuring and making further reductions across the full scope of its emissions, as well as working with suppliers to reduce their emissions, by 2020. Meanwhile, the firm has committed to becoming fully carbon neutral – through the offsetting of unavoidable emissions – by 2030 at the latest.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Toyota joins New Zealand Hydrogen Association

Toyota New Zealand has become one of the first vehicle manufacturers to join the recently established New Zealand Hydrogen Association. Hydrogen fuel cell development is a key component of Toyota’s commitment to alternative fuel sources and sustainable motoring. Toyota New Zealand Chief Executive Alistair Davis said joining the new Hydrogen Association was a first step towards developing an eco-system for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in New Zealand.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Enviro-Mark Solutions second in NZ with science-based carbon reduction targets

Enviro-Mark Solutions is now only the second New Zealand company to have their science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction target approved by the international Science Based Targets Initiative. Enviro-Mark Solutions has committed to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 74% by 2030 from a 2017 base-year. They have also committed to reducing absolute scope 3 emissions from business travel and employee commuting by 57% by 2030, from a 2017 base-year.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Quick! Save the Planet: We must confront climate change

Stuff launches a long-term project – Quick! Save the Planet – to report the latest science on the local impacts of climate change; catalogue the tools available to mitigate the causes of global warming; examine how people, communities, businesses and governments are adapting; and discuss how individuals can make a difference.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Ngāi Tahu launches climate change strategy

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has launched a strategy that will help Papatipu Rūnanga further prepare for the effects of climate change. He Rautaki Mō Te Huringa o Te Āhuarangi – the Ngāi Tahu Climate Change Strategy – provides the overall framework that will support decision making within the tribe in the years ahead.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Orion signs up to Climate Leaders Coalition

Joining with 70 of New Zealand’s business leaders, Orion’s membership of the Climate Leaders Coalition signals its dedication to measuring and reporting its greenhouse gas emissions, setting targets and working with suppliers to reduce greenhouse emissions, to help keep global warming within two degrees. Orion CEO Rob Jamieson, says: “This is an important step in making sure our business is doing all it can to contribute to a sustainable future for New Zealand, and the world.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Projects reveal potential for low-carbon future in Waitematā

Projects funded and pioneered over the past three years by Waitematā Local Board have revealed the low-carbon potential for the ward. As part of the board’s plan to ensure that the natural environment is valued, protected and enhanced, funding has been allocated to projects looking at low-carbon lifestyles and multi-unit dwellings, reducing food waste from businesses and the Waitematā Low Carbon Network.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Suncorp New Zealand joins Climate Leaders Coalition

“Being part of the Climate Leaders Coalition represents our commitment to view climate change as an opportunity to innovate and create a positive future for New Zealanders,” said Suncorp New Zealand CEO Paul Smeaton. “Climate change has a direct impact on Suncorp New Zealand’s operations and we have first-hand knowledge of how it is affecting our customers through things like extreme weather events. I am thrilled that we will be collaborating with other businesses to find ways to address climate change.”