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Sustainability

We're all about growing good.

What’s good for our business must be good for our community and good for our living planet – triple bottom line success. As well as doing our bit within our company, we dedicate time to grassroots initiatives and find constant inspiration in the planetary stewardship of our wonderful clients. We also provide free Carbon Footprint Workshops and we’re proud to be a B Corp.

Doing our bit

Here’s a snapshot of our efforts in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. We’re committed to continuous improvement!

  • Community wellbeing – maintaining positive mental health can be a challenge for ‘always-on’ business owners. We offer free finance training sessions to local owners, with the aim of reduce some of their business stress by improving their financial knowledge.
  • Decarbonisation – in line with the Paris Agreement, we have committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, in comparison to our base year (FY20), by 2030. As you can see in our fourth annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report, we have made some good progress. Our absolute emissions are down 29% in comparison to FY20 (even though our business has doubled in size), and our emissions intensity is down 67%. Now to continue our efforts as we continue to grow.
  • Waste minimisation – we limit the purchase of products that are not recyclable and avoid purchasing items that are, to cut down on the energy used in the recycling process. We compost all of our office food scraps. Oink.
  • Biodiversity restoration – we support native habitat restoration in Wānaka through annual donations to Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust, and offer our team paid volunteer days.

Grassroots support

Wānaka director Darrin spent five years on the board of Wao, a charitable trust that aims to educate, inspire and enable New Zealand communities to accelerate towards a carbon-zero, regenerative future and beyond. Greenhawk also supports Wao’s epic mahi by providing free accounting services.

Wao’s headline event, the week-long Wao Summit, is a 360 degree approach to creating and fostering tangible, social and environmental change at every level.

“We have kōrero, workshops, films and tours all designed to help you, help the planet. Whether you’re new here or been on this ride for a while, you’re sure to find something that will inspire. Join us and get involved. This is your future.”

Learn more about Wao here.

Free Carbon Footprint Workshop

We’re all about accelerating New Zealand’s small and medium-sized businesses towards carbon neutrality, so each of our Annual Accounts plans comes with a complimentary Carbon Footprint Workshop.

CarboNZero here we come!

Sustainable Business Network

We’re proud to be part of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) – a collection of hundreds of organisations and individuals, working together to act on climate, waste and nature regeneration.

Learn more about SBN here.

Inspiring clients

We’re fortunate to work with many clients who are leading the sustainability charge. Check out some of the folks who provide a whole lot of inspiration for our team.

Let's grow good together.

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