Beca joins NZ business community in climate change commitment

Beca yesterday joined 60 companies from across New Zealand in launching a climate change statement to signal the strength of corporate concern in New Zealand and to commit to taking action on climate change.

Don Lyon, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at Beca, attended the official launch alongside CEOs from other leading companies including Air New Zealand, Fonterra, IAG, Kiwirail, Ngai Tahu Holdings, NZ Post, Ports of Auckland, Spark, The Warehouse, Toyota NZ, Vector, Westpac, and Z Energy.

Don said, “We help clients across most economic sectors including energy, water, transport infrastructure, defence, manufacturing and buildings. We know that together with our clients we can have a significant positive impact on tackling New Zealand’s emissions."

"Knowing that we impact the environment directly through our own actions and indirectly through the advice and services we provide to our clients, we have a responsibility to provide solutions that support the transition to a low emissions future. I am proud that Beca is making this commitment which is in line with our purpose: to make everyday better.”

Beca's commitment to a low emissions economy

For the generations after us, for the country we love, for the viability of our businesses, we are ambitious for action on climate change. If we act now we can forge a path to create a future that is low-emission, positive for our businesses and economy, and inclusive for all New Zealanders. We are committed to playing our part to make that future real. If we don’t, our competitiveness is at risk. 

We take climate change seriously in our business:

  • We measure our greenhouse gas emissions and publicly report on them
  • We set a public emissions reduction target consistent with keeping within 2° of warming
  • We work with our suppliers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

We believe the transition to a low emissions economy is an opportunity to improve New Zealand’s prosperity:

  • We support the Paris Agreement & New Zealand’s commitment to it
  • We support introduction of a climate commission and carbon budgets enshrined in law