The Sustainability Society is committed to serving the needs of sustainability researchers and practitioners across New Zealand through providing opportunities for dialogue, learning and action based on local and international best practice. We have recently established the opportunity for organisations to also become members of The Society.
Our first organisational members are leading the way by committing to working proactively with the Society to support their own team’s sustainability work but also contribute the Society’s wider goals of generating positive sustainability outcomes nationally and facilitating New Zealand’s contribution internationally.
These organisational members have recognised that working innovatively in sustainability endeavours requires collaboration across disciplines, lifecycle processes, organisations and communities. By engaging with The Sustainability Society at an organisational level, these members can promote learning and growth of their sustainability agenda within their team, in their work and across their industry.
Morphum provides clients with quality, effective and creative solutions across a range of services. Our core areas of expertise include civil engineering, environmental sustainability, and stormwater management. For more than a decade we have provided our clients with pragmatic infrastructure and environmental solutions. We pride ourselves on delivering quality, cost-effective and innovative results that provide clarity and bring positive change.
Taking a sustainable approach to engineering and business in general is becoming increasingly important in a world where there is significant pressure on both resources and infrastructure. Sustainability is woven into our vision and values as we strive to be New Zealand’s leading environmental consultancy providing innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to our clients for better communities.
Our focus on sustainability in the stormwater management field is practically demonstrated through our use of water sensitive design in projects ranging from asset management though to infrastructure upgrades and stormwater treatment. Key to delivering on this focus is our ability to provide both hard and soft engineering solutions along with ecological restoration and effective community engagement.
An example of this focus and multi-disciplinary approach in action is Morphum’s work on the Alexandra Stream Enhancement Project and the Roy Clements Treeway . Both of these projects involved the integration of public infrastructure with stream restoration and enhancement. They were both innovative projects that helped to achieve multiple community outcomes through the implementation of low impact design principles. Morphum has undertaken many more projects that demonstrate practical sustainability in action.
Morphum also offers a suite of environmental management and sustainability services such as waste minimisation, environmental management, sustainability advice and reporting and carbon management. A key tool in this work is the Ecoportal system, helping clients to deliver environmental management systems through the use of sophisticated online software. Morphum has most recently worked with Aquaculture NZ to develop Environmental Management Systems for the mussel, oyster and salmon farming industries.
Contact: Caleb Clarke – firstname.lastname@example.org
At Jacobs SKM we strive to create a “positive enduring legacy”. We recognise the importance of getting our own house in order and reducing our operational footprint, however we also realise that the greatest positive impact we can have is through our work with our clients on projects. As a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery, we work on projects that shape infrastructure, industries and even nations. In order to provide the energy, water, transport, buildings and resource solutions that are fit for purpose now and in to the future, we are working to deliver projects that define what it means to be sustainable; economically, socially and environmentally.
Contact: Lance Furniss – Lance.Furniss@jacobs.com
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public and private-sector clients. The company has nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world. In Australia and New Zealand, AECOM has more than 4,000 professionals working in more than 25 offices. We continue to strive to place sustainability at the heart of everything we do. This, in turn, supports our vision to “positively impact lives, transform communities and make the world a better place”.
Our professionals draw upon a variety of established tools and techniques that facilitate collaboration with clients in identifying and adopting sustainable solutions, including: master planning tools; life cycle analysis models; building energy models; infrastructure sustainability assessments; carbon accounting systems and climate change risk assessment; and cost-benefit techniques. Part of AECOM’s commitment to sustainability is nurturing and developing expertise. We are proud of the industry-leading skills we can offer our clients including:
Climate change adaptation; Carbon management; Environmental auditing and compliance; Green buildings; Advanced materials; Sustainable water solutions; Renewable energy; Energy efficiency; Waste management; Communications and community; Sustainability strategies and programmes.
Contact: Sam Archer – email@example.com
Opus International Consultants
Opus is a leading multi-disciplinary infrastructure consultancy with global reach and local connections. We offer innovative and sustainable design solutions and a fully integrated in-house consultancy service. What sets us apart is our wealth of collective experience and the collaborative way we work across disciplines and with our clients.
Our services range from strategic policy and planning, sustainable infrastructure design, integrated transport solutions, consent assessments and applications, environmental investigations, impact assessments, compliance management, through to project management, carbon management and sustainability. We also have a research arm which provides a broad range of high quality research to improve the health and resilience of both society and business.
We acknowledge the changing demands of the societies we work in and the complex challenges presented by limited environmental resources. We are responding to these challenges through internal initiatives and by evolving the services we offer.
Through our Sustainability and Environment Policy, we have committed to delivering world-class, innovative projects which lead to a more sustainable and restorative world. Our policy outlines our vision for success including key principles to support our sustainability goals. Overall, we aim to support a healthy society where people can meet their needs now and into the future, while ensuring we respect the natural environment in our project solutions and provide sound corporate governance to ensure the economic sustainability of our business.
We are monitoring the ways in which our daily business activities impact on the environment and we are reporting these impacts and progress using the Global Reporting Initiative framework. We have committed to continually improving on our own environmental performance and will build on the environmental management systems put in place for our ISO14001 certification.
Contact: Kathryn McDonald – Kathryn.McDonald@opus.co.nz
Fraser Thomas has been working in the environmental sector in New Zealand and overseas for over 30 years, spanning a large variety of projects with a particular focus on water, stormwater, wastewater, waste and contaminated land.
Our environmental work covers public, private and corporate clients, as well as governmental and aid agencies. We have a reputation for Quality, Experience and Delivery (QED!), applying appropriate technology to different contexts, bringing an innovative approach to environmentally sensitive problems and for showing cultural sensitivity in consulting with Iwi and other cultures. At a personal level, we care about protecting and enhancing the environment, during our lifetimes and for future generations.
Contact: Sean Finnigan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonkin & Taylor
It’s a privilege to be a member of the Sustainability Society – we see it as a natural fit with our values and expertise.
We believe sharing our expertise to increase community resilience and achieve sustainable outcomes is not only the right thing to do, we find it incredibly rewarding.
T+T’s approach to sustainability and resilience is defined by science-led innovation. We work across New Zealand, Australia and the Asia/Pacific, helping the public and private sector clients protect and create environmental and social value in changing climates and socio-political landscapes.
We are a founding member of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council in NZ and believe in integrating leading-practice environmental, social and governance principles into every project we undertake.
By way of example, we have identified, and then taken the lessons learnt, from our extensive experience in Christchurch because of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence, and embedded them into planning & design to help make the built environment and local communities more resilient. This has included providing RMA and Building Act guidance on managing liquefaction nationally, and providing input into Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan.
Our core expertise includes:
- vulnerability, risk and opportunity assessment
- strategy development and implementation
- value measurement and business case development
- resource management planning and impact assessment
- adaption and mitigation options assessment
- stakeholder engagement and communication
- outcomes measurement and evaluation
- business continuity, crisis management & emergency preparedness
At Harrison Grierson, we’re committed to sustainable development and ensuring a productive, safe and healthy environment. This commitment applies to our own operations and to the products and services we offer our clients. Overall, our aim is to maximise the social, cultural, environmental and financial outcomes for our company, our clients and the wider community.
We’re committed to:
- Assessing new business opportunities, work systems, practices and equipment from a sustainability perspective.
- Encouraging problem-solving across the business to improve social, cultural, environmental and financial outcomes for all our projects.
- Reporting and investigating any environmental issues or incidents the improving systems and practices to prevent recurrence.
- Ensuring we comply with all requirements including relevant legislation and current industry standards.
- Informing our employees, contractors, suppliers and clients about any relevant sustainability issues.
- Establishing measurable objectives and targets.
Contact: Neil Purdie – email@example.com
If you would like to enquire about your organisation becoming a member, you can find more information here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to contextualise this membership to your organisation’s specific needs.