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Our Journey to Improve Our Sustainability Efforts  

8 September 2022

New Zealand’s Programmed Facility Management engages in several sustainability initiatives each year and constantly reviews its systems and processes to find new ways that teams can improve our sustainability efforts.

Meaningful decisions are made daily around the products and machinery we use, to our partners, contractors, and suppliers, and to ensure their values and efforts align with ours.

Recently the team decided to partner with supplier Westpeak New Zealand. Westpeak provides our field staff with the appropriate workwear and does a noticeably good job at acting when it comes to sustainability and looking after our environment.

One of Westpeak’s initiatives is to plant more trees across the country and reduce CO2 emissions. Since partnering with them, our purchases have contributed to planting 13 trees with the organisation Trees that Count. It may not sound like much, but it is when we look at how much CO2 these trees are expected to remove from the atmosphere over 50 years – 2.43 tonnes!

Programmed will continue to contribute and support Westpeak and Trees that Count on their mission to plant more than 1500 trees this year and remove more than 288 tonnes of CO2 over the next 50 years!

Programmed Facility Management’s New Zealand General Manager Henry Arundel says Westpeak is doing a fantastic job, and it is extremely rewarding to be part of such a great initiative.

“This initiative allows us to give back and help to keep New Zealand beautiful for future generations. It also not only offsets carbon emissions, but these trees help protect our native birds and improve the biodiversity of both land and water.

Programmed will continue to work with Westpeak and influence the supply chain.”

Initiatives like these are part of a longer strategic plan for Programmed and our suppliers moving forward as we look to improve our sustainability efforts.

Currently Programmed is doing the following to improve our sustainability efforts:

  • Looking at the rollout of a sustainable fleet, plant and equipment
  • Water harvesting initiatives
  • Solar power generation
  • Materials recycling
  • Sustainable supply chain engagement and influence
  • Environmentally sustainable substitution

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