We want to be the New Zealand and Australian leader in sustainable building materials, construction and distribution and we've set ourselves some ambitious goals to get there.
Our sustainability strategy focuses on what is most important to our business and to others - our people, communities, customers, and investors - and where our actions will lead to meaningful change.
Our strategy extends what we have already put in place and deepens our commitment to our people, sustainable products, carbon emissions reduction initiatives, and transparent reporting.
We want our business to thrive and we are committed to playing our part in a sustainable future that we all want to be part of.
Careful management of our resources and emissions
Addressing climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face globally. For this reason we have committed to achieving a 30% reduction in our Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) carbon emissions by 2030. This target is based on keeping global temperature rise well below two degrees Celsius.
Our target is currently being verified by the Science Based Targets initiative, a well-recognised international third-party verification body.
Combined scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions
FY19 emissions were 8% lower than FY18, with 1,298,266t CO2e being produced (1,146,788t CO2e excluding the international division).
The largest contributors to our emissions are Golden Bay Cement and Laminex Australia. We have a number of carbon reduction initiatives planned at Golden Bay Cement, including further reductions in the amount of coal used through introduction alternative fuel sources in FY20. We are also investigating opportunities to reduce energy usage through cogeneration of energy at Laminex Australia’s Gympie site.
Our other business units are working on reducing carbon emissions – this year all of our business units will be developing reduction plans in line with our carbon targets.
Supporting our people and communities
At Fletcher Building, our people are our most important asset. They are the reason we are able to do what we do – from delivering roads, bridges, buildings and housing to making and delivering insulation, pipes, aggregates, concrete, plasterboard and many more building products.
We are focused on creating a culture of best practice safety, team work, innovation and supports a diverse and highly engaged workforce.
We want to have a positive impact on the world around us and be a good neighbour. How we work with our stakeholders takes different forms for each of our businesses and projects.
At a group level, we are particularly focused on supporting youth employment, training, and increasing diversity in the workplace. If you have a sponsorship request that relates to these focus areas please email your proposal to us.
Be a leader in making sustainable products
We recognise the opportunity to make a significant and positive impact on environmental sustainability within our industries. We are looking at our whole operations including how we work with our supply chain, to achieve sustainable building solutions.
We believe in making sustainable products and being transparent with our customers about our products and their impact.
We have now voluntarily published nine Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) across New Zealand and Australia and currently have the most EPDs than any other company in New Zealand. test
We work within our industry to improve sustainability of products and projects, and we are active members of the following sustainability organisations:
Sustainable development goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are a global set of goals adopted by New Zealand, Australia and all United Nations member states that support strategies to improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Fletcher Building’s sustainability aims support the following eight United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
2019 is information available in the 2019 Annual Report.