COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE ECONOMIC WELLBEING OF OUR COMMUNITIES
We firmly believe on the power of community and understand that our success is intertwined with the prosperity of the regions we serve. That’s why we’re committed to creating local job opportunities and contributing to the economic well-being of communities throughout Aotearoa.
Establishing local offices
Opening offices in strategic locations across the country brings us closer to our customers and creates job opportunities within those regions. These local offices have become hubs for collaboration with local businesses and organisations.
Hiring and developing local talent
We make a point of providing local employment opportunities and nurturing local skills. That’s why we prioritise hiring from the local talent pool and nurturing those skills.
Our workforce development includes:
- Local job creation that reduces unemployment and enhances economic stability;
- Enhancing skills through training and development programmes; and
- Creating pathways for career advancement within our organisation.
Partnering with local businesses and suppliers
By collaborating with local businesses, suppliers and educational institutions, we:
- Promote local entrepreneurship that encourages growth and success;
- Procure locally to strengthen the business ecosystem;
- Share knowledge and resources to help local partners build capacity, improve efficiencies and enhance competitiveness;
- Engage with and invest in the local community;
- Implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives that include supporting local causes, sponsorships and philanthropic endeavours;
- Support community development projects; and
- Provide scholarships, internships and other opportunities for local students.
Sustainable growth and responsible practices
Sustainable growth is essential for the long-term prosperity of local communities. That’s why we integrate responsible practices across everything we do. These include:
- Environmental stewardship that reduces waste, conserves resources and promotes eco-friendly initiatives;
- Ethical business conduct that ensures fair and transparent business practices, a culture of integrity and the respect for local laws and regulations; and
- Long-term collaboration, fostering local partnerships to identify opportunities for growth and the sustained development of the community.