Suncorp New Zealand partners with Junk Run
1 June 2018
This year, Suncorp completed a project to consolidate its Auckland offices into a newly refurbished ‘smart’ workspace in Auckland’s Vero Centre. The new workspace was designed to support a more flexible and collaborative style of working, and realised a reduction in footprint and improved energy efficiency, reflecting Suncorp’s commitment to minimising its environmental impact.
Refurbishing the five floors to support new ways of working meant that a lot of usable office furniture and other items were no longer needed.
“We wanted to make sure we disposed of the furniture responsibility, so partnered with Junk Run to arrange the sustainable reuse of our old equipment,” Real Estate Manager, Sean Devoy said.
Suncorp New Zealand's Furniture, relocated to Queen Salote College, Tonga
Fionna Gotts, CEO of Junk Run said that often this kind of waste ends up being broken down and recycled or sent to landfill.
“Suncorp’s furniture was good quality and still in great condition. Junk Run was able to reallocate and reuse almost everything to community groups in need, both in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
“With this approach, everyone wins. Suncorp saved large volumes of quality furniture from landfill, and communities were given items they desperately needed,” said Fionna.
Old furniture removed from Queen Salote College, Tonga
Crockery, whiteware and kitchen items were donated to Hospice New Zealand, which will be sold to raise funds to support the vital service Hospice provides.