Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA)'s Environmental Sustainability Policy spans all RFA’s business units, venues and activities. Our policy:
- Acknowledges the activities we undertake have an impact on the environment
- Demonstrates we are committed to identifying what these impacts are and working towards managing, minimising, mitigating and offsetting them
- Includes a commitment to measuring and verifying our organisational carbon footprint.
At the start of 2019, RFA began to develop an organisation-wide sustainability strategy. Focus areas for the sustainability programme include waste minimisation, energy and carbon management, water management, green building construction and facilities management, sustainable transport, procurement and minimising chemical usage.
Toitū carbonreduce certification and New Zealand Green Building Council membership
RFA was granted carbonreduce certification in December 2019, with Auckland Zoo receiving its third consecutive carbonzero certification.
RFA also recently joined the New Zealand Green Building Council. We will be working towards not only celebrating our unique venues, but improving upon their energy and water efficiency, operational performance and resilience.
Sustainability initiatives include:
- Educating our visitors on conservation and sustainability issues at the Zoo and Maritime Museum
- Minimising waste generated at Auckland Live and Auckland Stadiums’ events
- Minimising water consumption at Auckland Zoo
- Influencing our supply chain through our procurement processes, and
- Seeking opportunities to minimise the environmental impact of our projects.