28/05/2012 - Sustainability
In past editions of the Energy Drop we have shared Z’s stance on sustainability. For Z, sustainability means acting in a way that benefits the future of the communities we operate in, the planet that carries us all while at the same time sustaining the long term future of our company.
Some people might be sceptical to hear a “fuel company” claiming to be sustainable. But believe it or not, as an energy company that intends to be around for the long haul, that’s exactly what we intend to do. We are going to be doing everything we can to lower our carbon footprint and support our local communities.
One of our first tasks has been to look at the vehicles our account managers use to get all around the country. They are currently in a variety of different vehicles and by swapping them to the new Toyota Camry Hybrid, we will be reducing our carbon foot print by an estimated 87 tonnes per annum. We already have some on the road and expect our entire fleet to be changed over by the end of 2013.
We’re sure by now many of you have seen our community donation boxes in all our new Z branded sites. These are to celebrate our opening and demonstrate our commitment to the neighbourhoods we operate in. We have been making contributions to your neighbourhood for almost a year now.
Watch the space for regular updates on what we’re doing to become a sustainable Kiwi company.
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