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NZ’s big green, carbon eating machine (not trees) standard

Farming is often viewed as the cause of many environmental issues in New Zealand, but it also holds the key to making serious inroads in the fight against climate change, here and abroad. Stepping onto Mangarara Station in Central Hawke’s Bay it’s clear there is something different going on. Paddocks are dotted with trees, there is evidence of native shrub and tree planting all around, cattle numbers and the time they spend in paddocks is carefully managed and farm owner Greg Hart whips around on an electric side-by-side. Staff from 3R Group were recently at the farm to help lay wool around trees we had planted two years prior, and it’s clear it’s a farm with sustainability at its core. ...

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Risk and Reward: Why do a sustainable development report? standard

By Adele Rose, 3R Group Chief Executive Each time we publish our Sustainable Development Report (SDR), someone asks why do you do one? We could simply say it’s a commitment we have made as part of our Sustainable Business Council (SBC) membership, but the truth is it’s a commitment we’ve come to value in its own right. As a privately-owned business we don’t produce an annual report for our shareholders. Instead, the SDR provides an effective avenue to take stock of our progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It helps us identify the economic, environmental and social issues and impacts associated with our work. Plus, it’s a great way to put a circle around the areas where we ...

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Climate Action HB workshop success highlights sustainability focus standard

The first Climate Action Hawke’s Bay workshop, aimed at helping businesses begin their sustainability journeys, has gained overwhelmingly positive feedback, with more planned. The workshop was hosted by sustainability experts 3R Group on August 27 and 31 in Napier, with 23 organisations attending. These ranged in size from SME’s to large corporates and represented a broad cross section of industries from hospitality to the primary sector, and local government. 3R Group Marketing and Client Engagement Manager Toni Bye says she’s very pleased with the response. “It’s been a very difficult year, and when times are tough sustainability (including reducing carbon emissions) is often seen as a ‘nice to have’ rather than a critical component of business success. However, this great ...

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3R Group CE speaks at priority product announcement standard

3R Group Chief Executive Adele Rose was invited as one of the speakers at Government’s announcement of six products as priority products on 29 July. Below is her speech: Good afternoon all, thank you Minister Sage for the invitation to speak today, and our hosts for accommodating us. For taking the steps that have been announced today, I’d like to acknowledge the Coalition Government, Minister Sage and the team at the Ministry for the Environment.  In my role as CE of 3R Group, I have worked with many of you at MfE for well over 13 years, and I know that this moment means as much to your team as it does to ours. Congratulations to the ANZRP/TechCollect and NZ ...

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Game-changing Government announcement in the war on waste standard

MEDIA RELEASE: New Zealand has one of the worst records on waste in the OECD but that’s all about to change, says industry expert Adele Rose. Today (29 July), the Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, declared six product categories ‘priority products’, changing how we will manage our most problematic waste streams, says Adele, Chief Executive of sustainability specialists 3R Group. “Single-use plastic packaging, tyres, e-waste, synthetic refrigerant gases, agricultural plastics and agrichemicals have all been singled out for the harm the Government considers they cause in the environment when their disposal is not properly managed.” According to Adele, this is the single biggest announcement in terms of waste reduction and resource recovery in New Zealand history. “The announcement ...

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