Urgent Couriers has been performing some impressive feats when it comes to sustainability. For one, it’s become the first major transport company to receive carbon neutral certification under Landcare Research’s carboNZero programme. Not bad for a company with a 25 percent share of the Auckland fast delivery market. Now its Auckland managing director, Steve Bonnici, has received a major Clean Air Achievement Award for his initiatives in reducing carbon emissions.
The award is presented every year by the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) to an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution towards ensuring NZ’s air is kept clean and its clean environment protected and enhanced.
A combination of smart operations, minimised fuel usage, low emissions vehicle fleet, aggressive vehicle maintenance, staff buy-in, and auditing have all lead to Urgent Couriers minimal carbon impact. Any shortfall has been made up for with the purchase of carbon credits to make-up any shortfall.
Emily Wilton, NZ President of CASANZ, said that if these practises were adopted by more people in New Zealand, gaining carbon emissions neutrality for the whole country would be “much closer”.