Agility achieve carboNZero certification

AGILITY announced that the company is the first to achieve carboNZero certification in New Zealand. The carboNZero programme enables organisations to measure and offset their carbon emissions, and commit to reducing these emissions in the future and is certified by Landcare Research.

“The movement of freight around the globe is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. As an industry we need to recognise this and take steps to ensure we are actively looking at ways of reducing our carbon footprint,” said Anthony Browne, Agility’s New Zealand chief executive officer. “carboNZero certification is our public commitment to this, and provides our business with a way to make a real difference.”

The New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark, has congratulated Agility on making the move to become carboNZero certified. “The New Zealand government and businesses work hard to ensure Kiwi goods and services are globally competitive, and that we have a strong reputation for being environmentally sustainable. Overseas consumers are increasingly conscious of the role and impact of freight and transport in getting the product to international markets. We want New Zealand products to keep their marketing edge. carbonNZero certification provides a practical solution to this challenge, by offering a positive step to reduce and offset emissions.”

Browne added: “We provide exporters with a real solution to mitigate carbon emissions and remove the food miles objection, ensuring the ongoing competitiveness of New Zealand products abroad.”

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