Zero waste policies in place...
roducts From New Zealand.com, it's founding leader, Kristina Cope, and her staff are committed to the following:
"I pledge allegiance, in my heart and soul, to the concepts of honesty, integrity, and quality in business. I recognize that the cornerstone of success is treating all stakeholders fairly, with compassion, and with a commitment to service. Working from abundance, I recognize that even my competitors can become important allies. I will not tolerate crooked practices in my business, from co-workers, direct or indirect reports, supervisors, managers, suppliers, or anyone else—and if I encounter such practices, I will refuse to go along with them and report them to appropriate authorities within and outside the company. I pledge to support the "triple bottom line" of environmental, social, and financial responsibility. And I pledge to participate in a serious effort to focus the business community on these principles, by sharing this message with all of our stakeholders (you - our customers, our manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and independent representatives here in New Zealand and throughout the world), at every opportunity I can."
Working towards zero waste, providing a sustainable future for New Zealand, and encouraging our ten's of thousands of customers worldwide, to also be responsible with the packaging material we ship with all of our goods.
In March 2002 the 'Ministry for the Environment', New Zealand,
released the National Waste Strategy: 'Towards Zero Waste and a
Sustainable New Zealand'.
This document was created with input from a wide range of people involved in New Zealand's waste industry.
New Zealand is the first country in the world to have formally adopted Zero Waste.
The business case for waste minimisation is simple:
- Waste is a cost, and cost reductions enhance the bottom line.
- Becoming more efficient makes good business sense.
- Waste equals lost profits.
When cardboard is mixed with other materials and sent to landfill it
ends up costing a business about USD$200 per tonne, but when it is
recycled it will only cost the business USD$20 per tonne.
It costs around USD$500 to dump a tonne of screwed up paper (in
rubbish bags), compared with USD$20-30 per tonne to recycle flat paper.
Embracing sustainability also means that Products From New Zealand.com Ltd will:
- Be a responsible employer, ensuring we attract a committed workforce
- Build community, supplier and regulatory relationships
- Increase competitiveness through innovation
Triple Bottom Line...
This approach to business is often referred to as the 'Triple Bottom Line' or Sustainable Development Reporting (SDR).
(World Business Council for Sustainable Development).
It recognises that a better quality of life, for everyone, is
dependent upon economic progress that is not harmful to the natural
environment and the social fabric of society.
As a foundation member of the 'Sustainable Business Network'
(whose motto is 'Enabling business to flourish through sustainable
practice') Products From New Zealand.com is absolutely committed to
these values and policies.
All packaging material is recycled...
that end, you will typically find that the bubble-wrap / foam chips /
polyethylene foam / packing peanuts etc that we ship our products
carefully wrapped in is 'second-hand'. We take great pride in working
with local importers to collect their packaging material, and then
reuse it to send products from New Zealand to you.
We encourage you to try and recycle the packaging you receive from us.
We also recycle the endless number of laser printer cartridges,
plastic bags/cling wrap that are used to ensure you get your item
safely and in one piece!.
Can We Carefully Select, Pack and Ship A Gift To You Or A Loved One - No Matter Where In The World You Are?
We have listed some of out top items regularly purchased to get you going:
Authentic Native New Zealand Maori artifacts
Classic New Zealand food / candy items
Cosmetics that "smell nearly good enough to eat!" from New Zealand
Music & scenic NZ DVD's showing off New Zealand
Hand crafted wooden items made from native NZ wood
Possum wool clothes: unbeatable for warmth!
Bee Venom to ease your aches & pains!
And 1000's of other Kiwi made items for you to choose from...