At Downer New Zealand, sustainability is about enabling future generations to thrive.
For society to be sustainable we must use natural, social, and economic resources in ways that do not compromise this. We recognise we have an important role to play as a corporate citizen and a large employer.
To us, sustainability is not just a thing we do to tick a box or comply with a contractual requirement. Instead, our approach is to embed our sustainability principles of Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Taiao, and Manaaki Oranga deep into our business and act on them every day.
Our sustainability journey began over 15 years ago, and while initially we took small-steps, the past 3-4 years have seen us significantly increase our activity, delivery, and performance.
We want to see change across the infrastructure sector. Collaboration - with our clients, peers, and partners - is essential to begin factoring a ‘whole of planet cost’ into the projects we build, operate, and maintain. This change will be transformative for our industry.
In this strategy we set out our key priorities for our future journey, and actions with measurable outcomes for FY23.