Monthly ArchivesJuly 2019

The highs and lows of emissions reductions standard

Reducing your organisation’s emissions can often be a lot like picking fruit from a tree – the low branches can offer quick and easy reward, but those higher up are a little more challenging. However, just like the invention of cherry pickers, aiming for those more difficult branches leads to innovation and greater efficiency. 3R Group may differ to other organisations in that sustainability, emissions reductions and waste recovery are core to what we do, but we have had the same experience with reducing our emissions. In the 2013-2014 financial year we committed to reducing our total gross emissions by 20%, by 2020. In one year, we surpassed that with a reduction of 32% against our baseline. The reduction was ...

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Make action on the climate crisis business as usual standard

By Adele Rose – 3R Group Chief Executive “What difference can I make?” It’s a question asked by many when faced with the threats posed by the rapid impact of human activities on our changing climate. There is no doubt the enormity of the global challenge leaves people feeling somewhat helpless. This is true in the business world too. Just like an individual may think their contribution is inconsequential, so a small business may believe its actions would have little impact. While it’s hugely encouraging to see some of the biggest organisations in New Zealand join together to fight the climate crisis by becoming signatories to the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) and taking real action, it’s vital the smaller ones ...

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