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English Español Z Energy nominated for top 200 Sustainable Business Leadership award

Z Energy has been nominated as ‘Sustainable Business Leader’ in this year’s Deloitte Top 200 business awards, alongside Mercury and Air New Zealand.



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Z’s Chief Executive, Mike Bennetts, says Z’s nomination in the sustainability award’s inaugural year highlights the significant work that Z has done for a decade on ensuring that it is ‘at the heart’ of sustainability solutions and contributes positively to the welfare of New Zealand’s natural environment and its people.

“As low as our operational emissions go, the big issue for climate change is the emissions from the products we sell, these being 150 times the impact of our operational emissions. That’s where our attention is right now, with our investment in climate positive car-sharing company, Mevo and biofuels, and a look at EV charging stations and hydrogen as well. We look forward to potential partnerships with other nominated businesses to bring these choices to life for Kiwis”, says Bennetts.

Z’s Sustainability and Community Manager, Gerri Ward, says that she is proud of Z’s sustainability record and the organisation-wide commitment that supports Z’s Sustainability Stand.

“From our $1.5 million per year investment in permanent forest projects to voluntarily offset our operational emissions, to our sponsorship of over 40,000 communityplanted trees via Trees That Count, to establishing New Zealand’s largest private recycling scheme, to our biodiesel plant, to our hybrid company fleet, to our hosting of international energy experts such as Bloomberg New Energy Finance founder Michael Liebreich, we aim to challenge our staff, other businesses and government stakeholders to always aim for the best, most enduring sustainability outcomes,” says Gerri.

The New Zealand-based business owns and manages some 208 service stations and 160 truck stops.

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