Waste Management NZ
2019 Innovation Name: For Future Generations
Awards: 10th Most Innovative Agriculture, Mining & Utilities Company
For Future Generations is our stakeholder driven sustainability strategy. The strategy provides the foundation for the future sustainability of our company and the communities in which we operate across New Zealand. From this process, five programme areas and 13 projects have been identified as imperative to improving our sustainability The strategy has already resulted in:
– 14% of our light fleet as electric and set to reach 37% by year end. We have nine electric trucks, our target is to reach 20 by 2020.
– Becoming the first NZ waste company to measure greenhouse gas emissions: Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certification, documents our total gross emissions for 2017:183,615.55 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent). This will provide the reference point for planning for further reductions.
– Opening NZ’s first Tyre Recycling centre: Launched in May 2018, it is equipped to process around 50% of the somewhat 60,000 tonnes of tyre waste generated annually in NZ.