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REDUCING OUR FOOTPRINT

Making A Difference

As a team we love the wildlife and environment that we have the privilege to work in. The Mauri or life force nurtures all of our physical, mental and spiritual well being. With the advent of less than natural living we become disconnected from the Mauri forgetting that it is part of us; neglect to care for it in ways that are respectful.

 

We try to lead by example always understanding that modern life is a series of compromises but we do not let this deter us from striving for the very best. We welcome you to join us on this eternal journey to a global awakening.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES

  • We check tyre pressures before each tour.

  • We ask clients for permission to use an open window instead of air conditioning on a hot day or to at least turn it down to cut down on the carbon footprint.

  • We service vehicles twice a year.

  • We plan to change to electric vehicle as soon as these will not compromise client safety.

HOW WE ARE SAVING ON EMMISIONS NOW 

  • We work from home saving on commuting

  • Our tours are high value, small visitor number, low mileage, around 9,000 km per annum.

  • We try to source local produce for lunches and we offer refillable metal water bottles.

  • We plant one tree for each tour taken.

  • We recycle and use reusable bags for shopping.

  • We only wash vans when they are really dirty, otherwise we wipe them down

  • We have upgraded our fleet to more modern vehicles, Toyota Hiace 2013 and Fortuner 2016.

  • Toyota is leading the world in carbon reduction research and this is the brand we have chosen for their reliability, reducing the need to replace.

  • Member of TIAs Commitment to Sustainable Tourism.

WORKING WITH TITOŪ

Most recently we have joined the Toitū, Enviromark programme which ensures organisations are meaningfully managing their environmental impacts through a mentoring approach.

Using the Toitū Carbon Assess Tool, we are now able to accurately calculate our carbon emissions across all facets of the business.

 

With this valuable data and assitance from Toitū we can help fund multiple restoration projects around New Zealand and completely offset our carbon. 

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