At New Zealand Couriers, we believe that reducing carbon emissions is essential for a sustainable future. As an emissions-intense organisation, our commitment to the Toitū certification process encourages our people and partners to make environmentally positive decisions. We are committed to helping Kiwis understand the importance of carbon management and the need to reduce emissions. Our mission is to provide the latest news and information on carbon emissions and the steps we can take to reduce them.

Sustainability in New Zealand

Before diving into our carbon emissions report, it’s important to note the reality of New Zealand’s current situation. Transportation accounts for 17% of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. This means that transportation should be a significant focus when we look at how we can reduce our emissions.

The Zero Carbon Act passed in 2019 is a major step towards reducing carbon emissions in New Zealand. It sets out a carbon management plan that will help the country reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The plan includes a range of initiatives, from introducing a New Zealand carbon market to developing a carbon news NZ platform.

It also includes measures to reduce emissions from transport, such as introducing electric vehicles and promoting public transport. These initiatives are designed to reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions and help the country reach its goal of becoming carbon-zero.

As an organisation, more than 95% of our emissions stem from burning transportation fuel, encompassing both vehicles and aircraft. New Zealand Couriers are committed to reducing our emissions to levels that support New Zealand’s commitment to the Paris Accord.

What is Toitu, and How Does it Relate to Carbon Emissions?

Toitū is a Maori term meaning ‘sustainability’, a concept that’s becoming increasingly important in New Zealand. Toitū is a commitment to care for our environment and use resources responsibly.

Toitū ENVIROCARE helps businesses to be more sustainable by giving them the science-based tools, actions and evidence they need to make real progress. This includes providing certification programs such as carbon reduction and carbon neutral.

At New Zealand Couriers, we recognise that our core business relies on transportation to service our customers. As an emissions-intense organisation, we are dedicated to the Toitū certification process, which inspires our team members and partners to prioritise sustainable choices.

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As a significant member of the transport sector, we know that it’s important to lead by example, being transparent and accountable regarding our climate actions. That’s why we offer our customers a tailor-made report specific to their market, desired timespan, and individual needs.

Carbon-Emissions reporting

Our customers using electronic ticketing or prepaid charge labels can now get a Toitū verified Emissions Report for their courier transport. The report details the emissions for greater transparency and informed decision-making. TOITŪ Envirocare has independently verified the methodology behind this. The data is suitable for use in ISO 14064-1:2018 compliant inventory.

Our customer carbon emissions reporting is the only carbon report offered by New Zealand Courier that is ssuitable for use in an ISO 14064-1:2018 compliant inventory – as verified by Toitū Envirocare.

The report incorporates the latest methodologies and insights into measuring emissions, offering customers peace of mind regarding their carbon footprint.

What is ISO certification, and why is it needed?

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification establishes credibility and trust amongst consumers, clients, and other business partners. In today’s international marketplace, such a designation validates that an organisation adheres to global quality assurance, manufacturing, and business standards.

Why it’s important?

According to our research, 50% of Kiwi consumers have consciously decided to discontinue buying specific products or services because of their adverse effects on the environment or society.

Sustainability is the key to long-term success and competitive advantage in today’s rapidly evolving market. You can provide visibility and gain trust by making your customers awrae of your efforts to reduce emissions. An independently verified carbon emissions report will allow consumers to make informed decisions about their environmental footprint.

By understanding the importance of carbon management and actively working towards reducing your own emissions, your business can be an important part of the global effort to reduce emissions.

As part of your carbon management plan, the carbon emissions report allows you to measure your performance and take corrective action to reduce your carbon emissions.

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At New Zealand Couriers, we are committed to reducing carbon emissions and making changes for a sustainable future. We take our role in helping Kiwis understand the importance of carbon management seriously and strive to provide the latest news and information on reducing emissions.

Our carbon emission report offers customers unique insights into their carbon footprint and provides peace of mind that informed decisions regarding environmental impacts are possible.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this report or wish to learn more about New Zealand Couriers’ sustainability efforts. We look forward to hearing from you!