In recognition of this great achievement, we have been awarded with the ‘Top Reducer’ logo to use alongside our carboNZero certification logo.  It recognises our performance in the carboNZero programme and shows we are one of the top 20 New Zealand businesses actively managing and reducing our carbon emissions.

The carboNZero programme and CEMARS programme are the world’s first internationally accredited greenhouse gas (GHG) certification schemes under ISO 14065.  They provide tools for organisations, products, services and events to measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (otherwise known as carbon footprint), and optionally offset it. Enviro-Mark Solutions help us with the process of measuring our greenhouse gas emissions.

Enviro-Mark Solutions CEO Dr Ann Smith is fielding an increase in enquiries about measuring and managing emissions. Her organisation audits companies’ emissions and offers the high profile carbon certification marks, carboNZero and CEMARS.

She points to the New Zealand “exemplars” listed in the infographic and says they’re great role models for others worried about complying with future legislation around emissions restrictions and are well placed to capitalise on opportunities arising from a carbon constrained market.

Canterbury bodies among the top emissions reducers are the University of Canterbury (34%), Canterbury District Health Board (20%), and Lamb & Hayward Funeral Directors (13%).