Beca won the Deloitte Top 200 Sustainable Business Leadership award on 3 December.
On receiving the award, Sustainability Steering Group Chair, Amelia Linzey said;
“We have such and amazing team of people passionate about sustainability and I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve been doing over many years. We have an opportunity make everyday better by pushing for sustainable outcomes and we’re committed to doing that with our people, our customers and our communities. It’s exciting to think about what we can achieve together.”
The award highlights businesses that are working towards creation of long term environmental, social and economic value. The judges highlighted Beca’s broad sustainability focus as a key element of our success, including:
- Our early incorporation of sustainable practices before this became mainstream;
- Our commitment to reducing our carbon emissions by 32% by 2030 – a target that encompasses not only those emissions we have direct control over, but also the indirect emissions from our full supply chain - consistent with keeping planetary heating well below two degrees;
- Our work with our clients to enable them to achieve their sustainability aspirations; and
- Our advocacy work driving market change, including our thought-piece on Decarbonising a Prosperous New Zealand.
Our CEO, Greg Lowe, was also recognised at the awards as one of three finalists in the CEO of the year category, and Beca was shortlisted for the Best Growth Strategy award.
The Deloitte Top 200 Awards showcase the best of New Zealand business. The awards recognise the depth and range of our business community, featuring the industries and sectors that underpin New Zealand’s success.