Where we stand on sustainability

The way we're all using the planet's resources simply isn't sustainable and our world is now facing damage beyond repair. At Z, we know we’re a real part of the problem, so it's a no brainer that we should be a real part of the solution.

We recently asked you what we can all do better to save our planet and we received hundreds of responses from right across New Zealand.

We've listened and you've helped shape our new stand on environmental sustainability:

“We stand for an environmentally sustainable New Zealand that is an example to the rest of the world and an inspiration to Kiwis. Z will move from being a part of the climate change problem to the heart of the solution. We will be bold and provide leadership and a range of solutions to enable our customers, stakeholders and communities to join us on the journey to a low carbon future.”

To make good on this stand means we need to take action. Find out what goals we've committed to, how we're going to track our progress and what we've already started doing.

Want to get involved? Make sure to stay connected! You can contact us anytime with ideas, feedback or questions. We'd love to hear from you.

Together #WeCanDoBetter. 

What we're already doing

Making the switch

Making the switch

86% of you think small changes made by an individual can make a meaningful difference.  At Z, we agree giant strides start with small steps.

We recently made the switch to LED lighting on 171 forecourts. Find out how much energy we saved by making this small change.

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Building a kiwi first

Building a kiwi first

At Z, we know the products we sell contribute to our country’s greenhouse gas emissions, so we’re committed to finding ways to reduce our footprint. 

Our biodiesel production plant in Wiri, Auckland is a New Zealand first and the biggest step we can take towards reducing that footprint.

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Choosing a brew that cares

Choosing a brew that cares

Us Kiwis drink 180 million takeaway coffees a year. That's a lot. So it's important we protect the people and places where coffee is grown.

At Z, we use coffee that has the Rainforest Alliance accreditation. The Rainforest Alliance is a non-profit organisation that works to promote sustainable farming.

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Winning the war on waste

Winning the war on waste

New Zealander's dump 2.5 million tonnes of waste in landfills every year. We've been looking at ways we can help and by improving our processes we're on track to reach our target of 70% waste reduction.

Want to get involved? Here are 5 simple tips to turn you into a pro recycler!

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5 ways to waste not want not

5 ways to waste not want not

Since 2013 we've been looking at ways to minimise our food waste. Across the country, Z sites have started using commercial compost collections and donating food waste to local pig farmers.

Want to get involved? Here are 5 tips for reducing food waste at home.

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Making a buzz about bees

Making a buzz about bees

Bees pollinate and help grow around 70 percent of the world’s crops, but there's been a drastic decline in their population over recent years. 

At Z we've been working with Common Unity Project Aotearoa and their project Beeple, an initiative which trains local dads to become beekeepers.

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NZ and the Paris Agreement 101

NZ and the Paris Agreement 101

For the first time ever, 197 countries have joined forces and agreed to do something about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Paris Agreement recognises that climate change is a worldwide problem and that the time to act is now. 

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