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TRANSPORT

Mevo

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OUR PLEDGE

 

By 2019, we are committed to bettering our recycling game and composting within our office. Since we work so hard on reducing our carbon footprint, we commit to working closely with the other companies in our office, and unify toward this goal.

 

OUR IMPACT

 
  Carbon Conscious   Meridian continues to calculate and audit our carbon footprint, and we set targets for year on year reductions. We’ve adopted Cisco Jabber video conferencing to cut down on air travel and are changing our vehicle fleet to EVs.

Carbon Conscious

4.2 tonnes CO2-e reduced, every year, from entering the atmosphere.

 
  Supporting Communities   Across our KidsCan, Kākāpō Recovery Programme and Community Funds Meridian gives an estimated $1.5m a year to supporting NZ communities. In addition, our campaigns are specifically created to raise awareness for those we support with strong call to actions to encourage others to donate and support.

Recycling

1,750 kgs of recyclables are diverted from landfill every year.

 
  Diversity Reporting   Meridian reports on gender balance across the business and specifically leadership roles. We support “Girls with High Vis” to actively encourage and support women into technical fields.

Living Wage

9 staff paid the living wage every year.

 
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Low Emission Vehicles

18 low emission vehicles offered for sale or use every year.

 
 

OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

 

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"I like working at Mevo because no day is the same - our vision is the same throughout the whole team, but we use our own skills, alongside the support of the rest of the team, to build Mevo through creativity, innovation, and passion.

I care about the share economy - I think the world is overwrought with an unnecessary amount of stuff! I believe that through all aspects of the share economy that people will have access to everything they need, and create a more cooperative world. I believe Mevo is a huge step in not only the share economy, but also in using this concept to create a climate positive world.”

— Sophia Rizos, Head of Growth and Community

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“Coming from a traditional car rental and fleet background, I've experienced years of inefficient, administrative ... yawn... It is invigorating to be completely turning the old way on its head with Mevo's vision which literally unlocks a better ride with two click of your phone. By sharing vehicles more efficiently between us, we can all afford to drive more safe reliable climate positive vehicles - without any of the hassle.”

— Phil Burgess, Head of Mobility

 

Mevo is on a mission to not only make transportation simple and easy for our members, but to be climate positive in everything we do!

We’re really proud of the way we’re able to take positive action on climate change - we reduce our emissions by charging our hybrid electric cars on New Zealand's 80% renewable grid, and we offset anything else our fleet emits by 120%. In fact, carbon offsetting is built into our pricing, so our members are lessening their own carbon footprint too (not just Mevo’s as a company). Our commitment to this climate positive approach means that we’re leaving a net deficit in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere with every kilometre a Mevo vehicle drives.

All our CO2 offsets come from our internationally certified, community-based rainforest carbon projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Each project is a community enterprise designed to help the indigenous peoples who own these forests.

While commitment to climate is at the core of our business, we still want to do more for the planet within our office too! We function as mostly paperless, and certainly recycle, but are committing to building a comprehensive composting area into our space. Through our connections with other climate positive companies, our team members are also getting more informed about making better choices themselves. We’ve got staff members now who are starting to take steps to be more conscious themselves - bringing their own containers, shopping plastic free etc.

We want to empower people to have a sustainable choice to get them from A to B (whether that’s using a Mevo, walking or cycling). Through our product offering we want our members and the world to be healthier, and we will do this by getting more cars off the road, supporting our sustainability projects, and giving back to our communities in any way we can.

 
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ELECTRICITY

Meridian Energy

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OUR PLEDGE

We are committed to using electric vehicles, our passenger car fleet is currently 50% electric vehicles, and our new target is to increase this to 90% by the end of 2020.


OUR IMPACT

 
  Carbon Conscious   Meridian continues to calculate and audit our carbon footprint, and we set targets for year on year reductions. We’ve adopted Cisco Jabber video conferencing to cut down on air travel and are changing our vehicle fleet to EVs.

Carbon Conscious

Meridian continues to calculate and audit our carbon footprint, and we set targets for year on year reductions. We’ve adopted Cisco Jabber video conferencing to cut down on air travel and are changing our vehicle fleet to EVs.

 
  Supporting Communities   Across our KidsCan, Kākāpō Recovery Programme and Community Funds Meridian gives an estimated $1.5m a year to supporting NZ communities. In addition, our campaigns are specifically created to raise awareness for those we support with strong call to actions to encourage others to donate and support.

Supporting Communities

Across our KidsCan, Kākāpō Recovery Programme and Community Funds Meridian gives an estimated $1.5m a year to supporting NZ communities.  In addition, our campaigns are specifically created to raise awareness for those we support with strong call to actions to encourage others to donate and support.

 
  Diversity Reporting   Meridian reports on gender balance across the business and specifically leadership roles. We support “Girls with High Vis” to actively encourage and support women into technical fields.

Diversity Reporting

Meridian reports on gender balance across the business and specifically leadership roles. We support “Girls with High Vis” to actively encourage and support women into technical fields.

 
  Supporting Ecosystems   Our impacts on biodiversity are mostly managed through projects funded by Meridian, designed in collaboration with local stakeholders when our consents were originally granted. We also fund additional projects over and above what is described in our resource consents.

Supporting Ecosystems

Our impacts on biodiversity are mostly managed through projects funded by Meridian, designed in collaboration with local stakeholders when our consents were originally granted. We also fund additional projects over and above what is described in our resource consents.

 
  Energy Efficiency   Meridian has set an Electric Vehicle (EV) target of 90% for our passenger fleet in 2020 using fully electric cars not hybrids. Each of our main offices is in a modern, energy-efficient building that meets the New Zealand Green Building Council’s 5-star standard.

Energy Efficiency

Meridian has set an Electric Vehicle (EV) target of 90% for our passenger fleet in 2020 using fully electric cars not hybrids. Each of our main offices is in a modern, energy-efficient building that meets the New Zealand Green Building Council’s 5-star standard.

 

OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

 

 
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“So much of sustainability is a win-win and achievable through collaborating with others. You just need to pick the right things to focus your efforts on, as it will help to reduce costs and create stronger connections to your customers and employees, all of which reap tangible rewards.”

— Alison Howard, Head of Sustainability at Meridian

 
 

For us, it’s not enough to be a 100% renewable energy generator - we want to create sustainable solutions in all areas of our business operations too. For example, all of our offices are five-star standard buildings, our car fleet is being electrified, and we use video conferencing to help reduce air travel emissions. We have been carbon accounting since 2008 and know what our carbon footprint is, but are now in the process of setting an internal target date and plan to achieve zero-carbon.

Importantly, we don’t just focus on improving our own practices. Our CEO, Neal Barclay, has made sustainability leadership one of our core objectives, and we’re proud to be recognised as a company that educates others and helps them adopt more sustainable practices.

A long-term objective is to see the New Zealand electricity grid go 100% renewable, and we’re also focussed on educating people about the benefits of electric transportation. This is reflected in our partnerships with electric car-sharing initiatives like Mevo and Yogoo Share; and our own electric car plan – as a customer you get $300 towards charging your car, which we estimate is the cost to charge your car over a year. We are also talking to our large corporate customers about what we have learnt from changing our own fleet to electric; and helping to create a business case we hope will accelerate the appetite for change.

We believe that sustainable businesses are successful businesses (and vice versa), and we’re proud that our people genuinely care about the environment. Some of our best initiatives have come about because of the belief they have in our corporate values, and a company-wide understanding that sustainability and successful business go together.

 
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BAR

Rogue & Vagabond

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OUR PLEDGE

 

By mid 2019, we're committed to gain new CC badges reflecting more sustainability efforts.

 

OUR IMPACT

 
  Carbon Conscious   Meridian continues to calculate and audit our carbon footprint, and we set targets for year on year reductions. We’ve adopted Cisco Jabber video conferencing to cut down on air travel and are changing our vehicle fleet to EVs.

Eco-packaging

We limit our use of packaging, and when packaging can't be avoided we use eco packaging options.

 
  Supporting Communities   Across our KidsCan, Kākāpō Recovery Programme and Community Funds Meridian gives an estimated $1.5m a year to supporting NZ communities. In addition, our campaigns are specifically created to raise awareness for those we support with strong call to actions to encourage others to donate and support.

Recycling

Recycling is a no brainer, it really has to be done to keep what we can out of landfill.

 
  Diversity Reporting   Meridian reports on gender balance across the business and specifically leadership roles. We support “Girls with High Vis” to actively encourage and support women into technical fields.

Living Wage

We are proud to be the first Living Wage employer in the capital city, leading the way for the beer industry.

 
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Buying NZ

Keeping it local is easy and makes total sense to us as we can find the most outstanding products and ingredients locally.

 
  Supporting Ecosystems   Our impacts on biodiversity are mostly managed through projects funded by Meridian, designed in collaboration with local stakeholders when our consents were originally granted. We also fund additional projects over and above what is described in our resource consents.

Supporting Communities

Giving back to the community is important to us and we support a range of charities with fundraisers and other initiatives.

 
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Free-range  

Going free range is costly, but it had to be done to fight factory farming.

 
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Vege / Vegan

Having ample choices of great quality vegetarian/vegan food is as important as every other option on the menu.

 

OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

 

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“Being a part of CC has helped us to think more about how the various badges can effect change in us as a business and as a part of a community. Of course we were already aware of issues like our waste and our impact on the environment but being a part of this platform has encouraged us to think more about what our customers want and how they respond to issues like living wage for our staff, offering free range and veggie meals and NZ made products. It also helps us to set our sights on all the other badges we can work towards.”

— Callum, General Manager

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“Knowing that I am working for a place that is community driven gives me a great sense of pride. I have worked for large corporates and never had that feeling.”

— Jesse, Duty Manager

 

As individuals and as a business, we believe it is important to be aware of the impact we have on the environment. Because of that, we’re committed to incorporating ethical and sustainable practices across our business as much as possible.

Primarily we aim to use minimal packaging with our foods and we use eco packaging where packaging is needed. Minimising waste and reducing your footprint whilst using the most ethical products are all the right things to do. We recycle and use eco-packaging (it’s a no brainer), but more importantly we aim to use as little packaging, paper and expendables as possible. For us, it doesn’t matter if there’s slightly more cost - if it’s good for people and planet, it’s good for business.

By far the majority of everything we sell over the bar is NZ made, plus all the ingredients and raw meats that go into our food are locally sourced. Given the great local product available to us, this was an easy decision! A harder decision was going Free Range, as some of these products can be very expensive. But we decided it had to be done and hope that other businesses follow suit. We also try to have a great variety of choices for vegetarians and vegans - they deserve more options than just a bowl of chips!

We don’t just care about our environmental impact, but our social one too. Living Wage is a movement we absolutely support, and we were stoked to be the first Living Wage employer in Wellington. We’ve also done a number of fundraisers over our time here at R&V, supporting a range of charities that are close to our heart (including Rape Crisis, SPCA, and Kaibosh). We always have donation buckets on the bar and are really happy with the money we have raised for great causes.

As our owner Gwilyn says, we are trying here at R&V to evolve and are always looking to expand on where we are and where we can move into in the future. We are always looking at how we can be greener and more eco friendly in everyday within our business.

 
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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Booster

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OUR PLEDGE

 

By mid-2019, we are committed to becoming an accredited Living Wage employer.

 

OUR IMPACT

 
  Carbon Conscious   Meridian continues to calculate and audit our carbon footprint, and we set targets for year on year reductions. We’ve adopted Cisco Jabber video conferencing to cut down on air travel and are changing our vehicle fleet to EVs.

Responsible Investment

Each year we offer seven responsible investment funds

Booster’s commitment to socially responsible investing ensures we help contribute to positive changes on a global scale, ensuring the ongoing protection of our natural resources and environment.

 
  Supporting Communities   Across our KidsCan, Kākāpō Recovery Programme and Community Funds Meridian gives an estimated $1.5m a year to supporting NZ communities. In addition, our campaigns are specifically created to raise awareness for those we support with strong call to actions to encourage others to donate and support.

Supporting Communities

Each year we donate $20,000 to help our communities

Booster supports a number of charities and initiatives. Through our partnership with Building Financial Capability Charitable Trust, we help Booster members facing hardship with free access to their services and support.

 
  Diversity Reporting   Meridian reports on gender balance across the business and specifically leadership roles. We support “Girls with High Vis” to actively encourage and support women into technical fields.

NZ Made

Each year we offer 48 NZ made funds

Booster is 100% Kiwi-owned and operated. All our KiwiSaver and Investment funds are managed in-house, and we offer specialist investment opportunities that support growing Kiwi businesses.

 
  Supporting Ecosystems   Our impacts on biodiversity are mostly managed through projects funded by Meridian, designed in collaboration with local stakeholders when our consents were originally granted. We also fund additional projects over and above what is described in our resource consents.

Recycling

Each year we divert 3300 kgs of recyclables from landfill

Booster has an ongoing commitment to reduce our impact on the environment. We are implementing robust recycling initiatives to help reduce office-generated landfill waste.

 

OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

 

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“Kiwi investors are increasingly wanting to know that their investments are not doing any harm to the world and Booster is proud to be able to offer funds which reflect New Zealand’s strong value choices.”

— David Beattie, Chief Investment Officer

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“At Booster we are on a mission to increase the financial resilience of all New Zealanders.  That’s not just about having more money in your pocket. It’s also about being part of a community that fosters resilience.  That’s why we invest into local businesses and support community groups – because working together we can achieve a lot more.”

— Diana Papadopoulos, Marketing Strategist

 

Booster’s philosophy has always been centered around responsible investing – something we’ve been doing for over 20 years. But it’s not enough to tell our investors about our responsible investing ethos – we need to live it as well.

Seven of our socially responsible Investment (SRI) funds have been certified as ethical investment funds by RIAA – the industry body representing responsible and ethical investors across Australia and New Zealand.With specific exclusions in place, Booster's SRI funds give people the opportunity to align their investments even more closely with their personal values. 

We apply this SRI lens to our KiwiSaver Default Saver fund too – any member who is in our default fund can rest assured that their money is not being invested in controversial activities or industries.

We’re also currently assessing what is required to have all of our other investment funds certified by RIAA under our broader Responsible Investment philosophy.

We want to ensure there is synergy between our fund management policy and our internal operations; and we care about giving back to our local community. Recently, we helped the Nikau Foundation reach their $20,000 PledgeMe campaign for the Wellington Resilience Fund; and we’ve also invested in Auckland Council’s issue of a certified Green bond to finance the development of Auckland’s electric train network.  

We’ve also set up a specialist investment fund, Tahi. Through Tahi, we’re partners with privately-owned NZ businesses – working together, sharing advice and experience to help grow Kiwi companies. This keeps jobs and profits right here in NZ.

Our focus on socially responsible investing ensures we help to contribute to positive changes on a global scale, ensuring the ongoing protection of our natural resources and environment. We’re thrilled that this commitment has resulted in us being the first business to receive Conscious Consumers’ new Responsible Investment badge.

 
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