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Update from Mike 

Mike shares the latest news from the SBC community in this vlog with an update on our decarbonising transport work and his session at the upcoming Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum.

Social purpose and a just transition 

Climate Change and Business Conference Session Sponsor Downer is revamping its sustainability strategy to embrace and act on its social purpose, explaining why that’s crucial in the move to decarbonisation in the latest Conference case study.
Register for the Conference to hear more from Downer and other organisations leading out on climate change action this September.

Making the move to hydrogen

HW Richardson Group has announced it is beginning the "commercially tough" journey of moving its 1,300-strong fleet to hydrogen, setting its first target of at least 10 hydrogen-fueled trucks on the road by next year.

Recycling tyres nationwide

Tyrewise, New Zealand’s first nationwide scheme for recycling used tyres, is set to go live next month after a successful application to the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. It will aim to recycle 6.5 million tyres per year.

Powering sustainable business travel

CarbonClick has partnered with travel marketplace Locomote to allow businesses to manage the sustainability of their travel through offsetting the carbon impact of their flights to verified projects that support reforestation, biodiversity, and clean energy development.

Recycle A Device with NZTE 

Chucking them into landfill is no longer the only option for discarding your old devices. In this case study, NZTE explains why it has partnered with Recycle A Device (RAD) to ensure that the company’s used devices could be kept in circulation sustainably, and benefit communities.

New member: Mercury 

Welcome to new SBC member Mercury, an electricity generator and retailer of electricity, gas, broadband and mobile services. It generates electricity from 100% renewable sources – hydro, geothermal and wind. Mercury’s mission is Energy Freedom For All New Zealanders.

Enter the Sustainable Business Awards

Entries are open for the 2022 Sustainable Business Awards, which are now in their 20th year. You can enter as an individual or as a group, and it’s a great way to celebrate your sustainability achievements and share them with others.

Job opportunities 

Fletcher Building, Environmental Advisor, Waikato.
Fonterra, Environmental Advisor, Bay of Plenty.
Watercare Services, Environmental Data Analyst - Air Quality, Auckland.

SBC events

We are monitoring Covid-19 developments closely and will advise of any changes to upcoming events.


Climate Change and Business Conference 

Aotea Centre, Auckland | 19 - 20 September 2022
The conference, delivered by SBC, CLC and EDS, will focus on the concrete action business is taking to accelerate the pathway to net zero by 2050. Registration and more information.

Other events

MindTheGap Webinar 
Online | Monday 27 June, 1.00pm 
In March of this year, a group called MindTheGap launched a registry for New Zealand businesses with over fifty employees to publicly register their pay gap.

Join Dellwyn and Jo from MindTheGap in this webinar for a discussion on how overseas experience shows there are a lot of advantages for businesses that publicly register their pay gaps. Find out more and register here.

NEW: Process Integration and Pinch Analysis for Emissions Reduction 
Online | Tuesday 28 June, 10am - 11am 
EECA is holding a webinar for organisations to explain why Pinch Analysis could help your organisation identify heat recovery opportunities, as well as other energy efficiency or fuel-switching options to further your emissions reduction. Register here.   

Introducing ‘All Things Carbon’ webinar series 

Online Webinar Series | Wednesday 18 July – Friday 12 August  

Join BusinessNZ Network, Deta, Ekos, thinkstep-anz, and Toitū in a collaboration for the upcoming ‘All Things Carbon’ webinar series. Kicking off with the first in this 5-part series is ‘Measure’ a spotlight on all things to do with carbon measurement. This will be followed by weekly features on verify; reduce; offset; and finally, climate positive/ SBTIs. Come to all five, just one or a few, it’s up to you. Register now at the following links for: Part 1 – Measure, Part 2 – Verify, Part 3 – Reduce, Part 4 – Offset, Part 5 – Climate Positive and SBTIs

More about SBC events. For other low emissions events, see the Climate Leaders Coalition events calendar.

Please send Pānui stories (30 words plus image) to: by Weds 12pm. 

23 June 2022

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