Carbon Zero

Since 1992, together with the Department of Conservation, we have been managing the restoration of Otukaikino, a 13-ha freshwater wetland reserve. For each funeral we conduct, Lamb & Hayward donates funds to the Department of Conservation for native trees to be planted and cared for by our full-time on-site Ranger.

Furthermore to our commitment of the environment, Lamb & Hayward signed up as a carbon zero certified organisation back in 2012.  As New Zealand’s only carbon zero certified funeral home by Toitū we are committed to managing and reducing our emissions and neutralising those remaining unavoidable emissions through the cancellation of an appropriate number of verified carbon credits.


What have we done to achieve our certification?

Our ongoing commitment to managing our emissions has resulted in us reducing our Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by 24 tonnes (tCO2e). We continue to implement new ways to be more environmentally friendly and to reduce our GHG emissions.

What are we continuing to do?

  1. Investigate and implement new practices to reduce GHG emissions.
  2. Turn off computers, lights and other appliances when not required.
  3. Recycle and divert from the landfill.
  4. Plan our journeys and drive responsibly to minimise unnecessary fuel use.

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“The Living Memorial at Otukaikino is very special to us, we have regular walks through the reserve, and appreciate how it provides us an opportunity to reflect on the passing of our son. It’s great that Lamb & Hayward continue to support the development of this reserve, and the Ranger is so helpful.”