Sustainability at FreightWorks

FreightWorks NZ’s sustainability programme includes environmental, social and corporate governance topics. We connect people and goods through sustainable logistics solutions.

The transport industry accounts for approximately 14% of all energy related CO2 emissions globally with international shipping accounting for approximately 2 – 3% of the total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. At FreightWorks we believe we have a responsibility to safeguard the environment for future generations and act as a responsible partner with both people and planet in mind.

Sustainability is the foundation of everything we do, we select vendors to partner with that share likeminded principles and offer where possible emission reduction or offset options.

We are ISO 14001 certified. We are committed to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) GHG strategy which was updated in July 2023 from a 50% reduction of GHG emissions by 2050 to now reach net-zero GHG emissions from international shipping by 2050.

FreightWorks has a plan to reduce energy consumption in our offices and across our supply chain. 

To achieve this we have adopted below actions;

Reduce Energy Consumption

  • Reduce heating and air conditioning temperatures.

  • Annual maintenance of heating/cooling systems.

  • Expand the use of LED lighting and turn off lights in areas not in use.

  • Turn off all kitchen appliances when not in use.

  • Reduce water consumption.

  • Promote waste recycling.

Promote Soft Mobility Solutions

  • Flexible hours to avoid peak transit times and remote working options.

  • Encourage the use of public transport with fare reimbursement.

  • Encourage the use of bicycles.

  • Encourage carpooling.

  • Renew the vehicle fleet with electric / hybrid vehicles at the end of current lease terms and regularly maintain current vehicles.

Optimise Digital Uses

  • Delay renewal of current equipment and replace all high-consuming equipment.

  • Encourage online business meetings.

  • Promote paperless work practices.

  • Turn off equipment when not in use.