Toitū Certification Achieved!
Published 05 April 2023
Greenstone Group are proud to announce that we are a Toitū carbon reduce certified organisation in line with ISO 14064-1! We have measured the emissions resulting from our operational activities, purchased energy, and impacts from our value chain activities, including business travel, freight, and waste sent to landfill.
We are making a conscious decision to lower our carbon footprint, work in a sustainable way and encourage greener alternatives. Our aim is to contribute positively to enhance society and the environment. Measuring our emissions output holds us to account and gives us a tangible record of where our efforts are making a difference and where we need to make a dedicated effort. It is a key priority for Greenstone Groups broader outcomes and continuous improvement strategy.
Toitū carbon reduce organisation certification is proof an organisation is positively contributing to the sustainability of New Zealand’s future through measuring and managing their carbon footprint. To achieve Toitū carbon reduce certification, an organisation must measure all operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions required under the international standard for carbon footprints, ISO 14064-1, including vehicles, business travel, fuel and electricity, paper, and waste. The emissions are measured annually, and the inventory is independently verified to ensure it is accurate and complete. The organisation must develop plans to continually manage and reduce their emissions and must reduce emissions on a six-year cycle.
Greenstone’s commitments, including GHG emissions reduction targets and plans, were reviewed and are in line with Toitū carbon reduce programme requirements. Following the completion of the baseline certification we are committed to reduce total category 1 and 2 emissions in compliance with Toitū requirements. To do so, we will establish reduction targets, pathways and plans in the coming months to be validated at the next Toitū carbon reduce/net carbon zero verification.
Moving forward our emissions performance and related projects will be reviewed and follow up actions tabled as and when required to ensure the organization is on track for meeting our emissions performance targets. Climate change is driving significant change in the industry we operate in. The emissions output of the construction industry are a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Our business services need to be at the forefront of emerging solutions.