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Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

The Climate Leaders' Coalition - whose signatories are responsible for almost 60 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - will today officially launch a Statement of Ambition, which aims for meaningful climate action.

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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.

Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

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.

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

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.

Bring on EVs, incoming government urged

Bring on EVs, incoming government urged

Suggestions for decarbonsing vehicles, removing fringe benefit tax (FBT) on EVs, subsidising e-bikes and introducing road congestion charges are among 26 actions costing about $7.3 billion the Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition want the incoming government to consider.

Business leaders set out 26 recommendations for climate action

Business leaders set out 26 recommendations for climate action

In a briefing released today, 150 business leaders are urging the incoming Government to work in partnership with business to build momentum towards achieving New Zealand’s zero carbon goal.

The briefing, commissioned by the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC), represents the collective views of their members and signatories on climate action priorities.