Some call this corporate social responsibility, but at Z we simply call it community.
It’s where Z’s people live, learn, move around and play; where we’ve chosen to invest; where our customers, suppliers, terminals, service stations and truck stops are, and our distribution networks in between—from big cities to country roads, from the Far North to Bluff.
It’s lots of big and little communities—neighbourhoods, ethnic groups, age groups and interest groups—and one really big and diverse community: NZ and all NZers.
With such a diverse community, we make sure we understand how we’re involved with and impact them, what matters most for them and us, and how we can contribute in the most positive and effective ways.
It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. When you’re part of a community, you look out for it. It’s the Kiwi way, and we’re a Kiwi company. Besides, without community, we simply wouldn’t be here.
What this stand looks like in action is focused in two areas: what we can continue to get after now, and where we can make the most material shift longer-term.
We have leveraged our scale, network, people and values to make a material difference to the lives of New Zealanders. We’re able to demonstrate this in 2020 by:
We dramatically lift the potential of young people by building their capability, confidence and career choices. We’re able to demonstrate this in 2020 by:
We've installed defibrillators at Z sites across NZ which are available to anyone in the community to use. About 70 percent of sites are open 24/7 & can be taken off-site if needed.
Meet Gareth. A Z skilled volunteer who combined his two passions, bikes and helping people.
Z is partnering with Minded to help young people understand themselves, plan their future and get job ready.
Our skilled volunteering programme gives our people time to volunteer for the benefit of an organisation they want to help — it's all about sharing skills that the community needs.
The effort to save the humble honey bee is getting a boost in Wellington, with 35 new beehives being delivered around the region this month – ten of which have been funded by Z.
The team from Z Awakeri service station, in Whakatane, recently spent a volunteer day supporting local community initiative, The Clothing Project.
A good community can’t exist without a good environment, so Z is extending Good in the Hood funding to groups working hard to keep our neighbourhoods clean, green and beautiful.
Z first ever scholarship recipients are graduating today with bachelor degrees, as Z works to help front-line staff have options for careers beyond the forecourt.
Good in the Hood applications open for the month of February. To apply online, head here.
We’re committed to supporting the things that matter locally and to making a positive contribution right across New Zealand. We do this through our Good in the Hood programme. Every year we give away more than $1 million to community projects all over the country. Our local Z stations have some extra funding set aside to support local community initiatives and events throughout the year too. You can find your local Z site using the store locator and get in touch to see if they’re able to support you.