The Basics...

3R Group is a privately owned company started in 2004.

The main office is located in sunny Hawke’s Bay but we also have processing hubs in Auckland and Christchurch. We usually have around 20 staff.

Sustainability is what we do

It almost goes without saying that we’re committed to sustainability.

Every day, we encourage Kiwis to take actions that will help us all “live well and within the limits of the planet” as outlined by Vision2050. And as a business, we work to make this a reality through our own actions.

We aim to effect social change as we continue to deliver programmes and initiatives into 2018 and beyond, and will be measuring our environmental progress as we go.

Our success is grounded in our twenty-two employees rigorously applying their own sustainability principles, in close cooperation with our customers, partners and shareholders.

Climate Leaders Coalition

We are proud to be one of over 120 New Zealand businesses which have joined forces to tackle climate change by forming the Climate Leaders Coalition.

The Chief Executives of each of the companies has signed the CEO’s Climate Change Statement, which recognises the role business can play in bringing about change and commits the companies to action. The goal of the coalition, which includes the leaders of Z Energy, Westpac, Ngai Tahu Holdings, Vector, Air New Zealand, Spark and NZ Post, is to help New Zealand transition to a low emissions economy and, in doing so, create a positive future for New Zealanders, business, and the economy.

“Sustainability, the circular economy and emissions reductions have long been at the heart of the work we do at 3R Group. Becoming part of the Climate Leaders Coalition aligns perfectly with our business ethos, and we are proud to be involved. The Coalition challenges us all to go beyond sustainability so, working together, New Zealand can be a leader in action on climate change while transitioning to a net zero emission, circular economy society.” – 3R Chief Executive, Adele Rose

By being a signatory to the Coalition, we are actively:

  • Measuring our greenhouse gas footprint, having the data independently verified by a third party and making the information publicly available;
  • Adopting targets grounded in science that will deliver substantial emissions reductions so our organisation contributes to New Zealand being carbon neutral by 2050. These targets will be considered in current planning cycles;
  • Assessing our climate change risks and publicly disclosing them;
  • Proactively supporting our people to reduce their emissions, and
  • Proactively supporting our suppliers to reduce their emissions.

Read more about how our work helps fight climate change.

  • carboNZero certification

    Part of our commitment is to measure and manage our carbon emissions, with the aim of achieving reductions wherever possible.

    After years of self-auditing, we decided to move to an independent certification and in 2013 became CEMARsCertTM certified with the goal of reducing our total carbon emissions by 20% by 2020.

    In 2016, we stepped up and became a Toitū carbonzeroCertTM certified organisation, offsetting our emissions with carbon credits purchased, where possible, from New Zealand Permanent Forest Sink Initiatives, like Hinewai Reserve in Banks Peninsula, near Christchurch or Puhi Peaks in Kaikoura.

    Overall, for 2016-2017, our emissions were 35% below our 2013-2014 baseline of 403.68 tCO2e, and well below our targeted 20% reduction by 2020.

    In June 2018, Toitū Envirocare (formerly Enviro-Mark Solutions) released its list of New Zealand Carbon Reduction Exemplars with 3R among the ranks. We are really proud to have been included.

  • Developing sustainably

    Sustainability is a widely used term that has different meanings for many people. We’ve outlined what it means to us and how we work towards a sustainable 3R, and a sustainable New Zealand, in our Sustainable Development Reports.

    These outline our commitment to sustainable development across all of our business activities, conducted in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch. We update this report annually.

Read our Sustainable Development Report 2017-2018

Previous Reports

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