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Ger­ard Roofs par­tic­i­pated in a “Sus­tain­abil­ity Fort­night” in June this year. Dur­ing the first week staff were en­cour­aged to shrink their car­bon foot­prints by us­ing al­ter­na­tive trans­port, which was sup­ported by the Travel Wise pro­gram from Auck­land Trans­port. Staff also had the op­por­tu­nity to test-drive a va­ri­ety of eco ve­hi­cles on­site to in­crease aware­ness around car­bon foot­prints. It also saw the launch of Fair-trade-fruit-fri­days. Dur­ing the win­ter months the com­pany sup­plies All Good bananas not only to pro­mote health and well­ness, but to en­cour­age em­pa­thy. With a ‘zero waste’ goal in mind, the sec­ond week of the fort­night saw the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Ger­ards’ Waste Man­age­ment Pro­gramme, which was in­tro­duced through re­cy­cling work­shops and staff waste min­imi­sa­tion chal­lenges. Two Sun­days were spent on Mo­tu­tapu Is­land, where staff planted a to­tal of 1780 trees, the high­est recorded team plant­ing on the is­land to date.

Right: Ni­cola Mor­ri­son

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