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  • Service: Advisory, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Risk & Compliance, Performance & Technology
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 23/03/2011

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2010 New Zealand Sustainability Survey Report 

69% of respondents are either developing or have developed a sustainability strategy into their core business processes. Only 19% assessed the governing body with reference to the sustainability performance of the organisation.

 

2010 New Zealand Sustainability Survey Report
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The 2nd KPMG New Zealand Sustainability Survey was conducted during October 2010.

 

It consisted of an on-line questionnaire covering aspects of sustainability relevant to understanding the approach by New Zealand business and the extent of integration into organisational strategy.

 

Key messages:

 

  • Definitions of sustainability focus on the environment and do not tend to refer to the concepts of “resilience”, “capacity” or “innovation”.
  • 69% of respondents are either developing or have developed a sustainability strategy into the core business processes of the organisation – a significant improvement on the 2008 results.
  • Whilst sustainability is becoming a strategic priority for respondents, only 19% assessed the governing body with reference to the sustainability performance of the organisation.
  • Customers are a key influencer in respect of how and why respondents are addressing sustainability.
  • The majority of respondents have assessed, or are in the process of assessing suppliers in respect of their social or environmental performance.
  • Waste and energy are the key environmental areas currently being addressed by respondents but the impacts of climate change are not well understood.
 

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