As the first South Island-based engineering, surveying and planning consultancy to achieve CarboNZero certification in 2015, not only are we aware of our emissions and their impact on the global climate, we also work hard to keep them at a minimum.
We have an environmental management plan and an environmental auditing process. These help us understand our environmental impact and develop ways to be more sustainable.
Some of the ways we minimise our emissions include monitoring and managing our vehicle fleet, managing our waste stream and looking at all options to reduce energy consumption. We’ve installed a 20kW solar power system and biofuel tank at our Christchurch office; the biodiesel blend helps reduce our transport emissions. Power and transport emissions account for a large part of our carbon footprint, so minimising these items is key to minimising our overall emissions. We offset our emissions by purchasing local carbon credits.
You can learn more about CarbonNZero here