Reducing Suncorp New Zealand's waste footprint
12 February 2019
By Roschelle Marshall
Manager, Corporate Responsibility
At Suncorp one of our corporate responsibility principles is Sustainable Growth, and part of that means doing what we can to reduce our impact on the environment.
Waste (including paper and landfill) is one of five sources that contribute to our environmental footprint.
Last year, we decided to check how well our people understood and were using the different bins available in our offices, so we worked with Reclaim to conduct a waste audit. We found that 73% of the waste we sent to landfill could have been recycled or composted.
For us, continuous improvement is a really important part of our corporate responsibility journey, and we wanted to make it easier for our people to reduce their waste footprint.
The true value of engaging employees in waste is to not only educate about reducing waste but also choosing alternatives to waste – like Keep Cups, beeswax wraps and BYO containers – for home and work.
Improving our waste management is a small action, but it’s a tangible, visible way to reduce our environmental footprint, that everyone can contribute to. And we’re hoping it will help our people understand our bigger goals.