Auckland Live + ACVE gains Toitū carbonreduce certification

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Auckland Live and Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events (AL+ACVE) is proud to have recently received carbonreduce certification from Toitū Envirocare.

The certification signifies the action AL+ ACVE (as a business unit of RFA) is taking on climate change by identifying, managing, and minimising the impacts of our operations on the environment.

In mid-2019, RFA embarked on the Toitū carbonreduce certification programme, committing to progressively reduce its total operational emissions on an annual basis.

This followed the development of an organisation-wide sustainability strategy, led by senior sustainability advisor Andrea Davison, focused on waste minimisation, energy and carbon management, water management, green building construction and facilities management, sustainable transport, procurement, and minimising chemical usage.

Data from across RFA’s business units, including AL +ACVE, was captured to quantify its operational carbon emission footprint, focusing on activities that generate greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change. The results are captured in RFA’s inaugural sustainability publication, Our Footprint.

RFA’s carbon emissions inventory and reduction plans were independently audited by Toitū Envirocare, who verified that RFA’s management plans meet the requirements of the international standard for emissions management.

RFA also recently joined the New Zealand Green Building Council whose NZGBC Housing Summit 2020 will be held at Shed 10, in May.