Is your business looking to reduce waste, minimise your carbon footprint, or become more sustainable?

Taranaki is on a journey towards a sustainable, low emissions future, and there are some simple steps you can take, to improve your business’ profitability and resilience, while reducing impact on the environment. Discover some of the tools available to help you make the change.

Sustainable Taranaki Energy Efficiency Resources

Tools for businesses in a range of sectors to begin their energy efficiency journey that can help businesses save up to 20% on their annual energy bills. This page from Sustainable Taranaki also includes a list of local service providers that operate sustainably, from transport to builders and energy.

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Resource Wise Business Programme

Reducing and better managing waste is a key part of doing business. You can achieve a range of benefits for your business like reducing costs, enhancing your brand, attracting customers, and being able to compete for and retain engaged employees. NPDC are offering both resources and on-site support to assist businesses in this space.

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How to be environmentally sustainable

Making your business Environmentally Sustainable is about finding ways to use resources better and reduce waste. On this page, provide some big and small ways to help you and your business.

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Ministry for the Environment Educational Resources

Environmental education is a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. It assists individuals and communities to contribute to our environment. The Ministry for the Environment have assembled a wide range of free environmental educational resources.

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Climate Action Toolbox

By answering a few simple questions, this toolbox assists businesses in learning where they can make the most impact and creates a plan of what actions they could undertake to reduce emissions.

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Sustainable Business Network Tools and Resources

Sustainable Business Network provides practical tools and resources that contain all you need to get started on your sustainability journey. These are free resources spanning a range of topics including circular economy, zero waste, energy, procurement and transport.

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He Waka Eke Noa – Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership

Access support for farmers and growers to protect, restore and sustain our environment and to enhance our well-being and that of future generations. He Waka Eke Noa – Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership provide free links to webinars, flyers, factsheets and the latest tools and information for farmers, growers and rural professionals.

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New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment

Developed by Tourism Industry Aotearoa, the Tourism Sustainability Commitment (TSC) aims for every New Zealand tourism business to commit to sustainability by 2025. Sign up now to the TSC and work towards 12 Commitments across the four elements of tourism sustainability: Economic, Visitor, Community, and Environment.

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Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park Case Study

In 2022 Venture Taranaki ran a series of workshops called 'Your footprint, your future: Emissions reduction in business' facilitated by the Sustainable Business Network. 

Jenn from Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park attended these workshops, and not only found them hugely beneficial, but she has also already implemented some of what she learned in her business. 

Tools and Resources

For more tools, templates, and resources on Business Planning, Market Research, Sustainability, Pakihi Māori Enterprises, and Rural Enterprises please check out the links provided on this page.

Taranaki 2050

Taranaki 2050 is a programme to help our region navigate the shift to a low-emissions future, while ensuring the important aspects of life can be better shared by everyone. From February - April 2019, the people of Taranaki created the content of the Roadmap through a co-design process. Over 1000 people took part in 23 workshops around the region on defined transition topics, as well as five community workshops and online surveys.

Following the launch of the draft Roadmap in May 2019, public consultation included visits to more than 40 locations with over 1,000 people. In August 2019, following 70,000 engagements the final Taranaki 2050 Roadmap was completed and twelve Transition Pathway Action Plans (TPAP) were developed in 2019 and 2020, which included: Arts; Infrastructure and Transport; People and Talent; Environmental Sciences; Health and Wellbeing; Tourism; Energy; Food and Fibre; Innovation and R&D; Regulatory; and Metrics.

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