Whenever we seldom use motorised transport, we consciously offset our environmental footprint through EKOS.
We actively sustain and improve our places of work through restoration projects, leaving positive traces on this world.
Incorporating Core Māori Values
Kaitiakitanga: managing and conserving environments as part of a reciprocal relationship
Wairuatanga: the immutable spiritual connection between people and their environments
NEW ZEALAND TOURISM SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT:
Leading the world in sustainable tourism…
Tourism strongly contributes to protecting, restoring and enhancing New Zealand’s natural environment and biodiversity
Leave No Trace (LNT):
How and why to minimise environmental impacts while enjoying natural and cultural heritage areas. Our staff are LNT trained or trainers themselves
THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES:
1) PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE
2) TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES
3) DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY
4) LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND
5) MINIMISE THE EFFECTS OF FIRE
6) RESPECT WILDLIFE AND FARM ANIMALS
7) BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS
Conservation and Restoration
When we have spare time, our staff like to clean up their offices (the natural spaces we work while outdoors) and join conservation and restoration groups to ensure we keep operating and that everyone gets to enjoy it now and in the future.
We encourage our staff to walk, bike, kayak etc. (human-powered movement) to and from work, if they do we pay them a nominal amount per km.
With customers and clients actively searching for businesses using eco-friendly practices, going green at the workplace has moved from being ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have.’
Going green at work is all about making conscious and sustainable choices that help reduce the impact workplaces and teams have upon the environment. Doing so can provide many positive benefits including saving money, reducing waste, attracting new customers or clients, enhanced brand image, reduced energy usage and providing a healthier workplace environment.
Our business is becoming more environmentally friendly with the following 18 eco-friendly workplace examples…