Total Utilities proudly joins the Carbon Neutral Government Programme.

Posted 16 November 2021 by Chris Hargreaves
Carbon Neutral New Zealand

Total Utilities is proud to join a growing community of over 40 suppliers and service providers participating in the Carbon Neutral Government Programme. We join the likes of Deloitte, BECA and many other organisations who profoundly care about protecting our beautiful country and people from the impact of climate change. 

The purpose of the CNGP is to accelerate the reduction of emissions within the public sector and targets three areas in particular: heating, transport, and buildings.


We are Toitū carbonzero, too

This exciting news follows our February announcement, where we shared our Toitū carbonzero certification. Our commitment to taking positive action on climate change is reinforced by being on the CNGP list.


Supporting corporates and public sector clients for over 20 years

Our organisation began in 1999. Now over 3,000 corporate and public sector clients — including many schools, colleges, and tertiary institutes — rely on us for their electricity, natural gas and waste procurement, cost and consumption analysis.

More recently, we’ve been helping organisations accurately measure, verify and report on their carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. We do this with a three-prong approach: understand and act, improve and reduce, and target and report. 

Paving the way to decarbonised organisations up and down the country

Through this three-step process, we help organisations understand their current footprint, create a carbon management plan for short and long-term savings, and design and maintain a greenhouse gas inventory. Together these steps help organisations decarbonise their activities and reach CarbonZero certified status.

Capabilities and experience in all five categories

The CNPG assessed us and confirmed we have capabilities and experience in all five of their key areas.  This means we offer:

  • services to measure and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • independent verification services
  • independent verification services which meet third-party accreditation standards 
  • services to support emission reduction plans and strategies
  • software solutions, tools, and other support to manage emission reduction plans and strategies.

World-leading Technology and best practice

Total Utilities uses world-class leading technology and international best practice to help organisations gain insights from their emissions inventory. They are committed to enabling organisations to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve short and long-term savings, often without additional capital spending.

Joining like-minded organisations

The programme is a great step for us and helps put us in contact with government entities seeking to accelerate their emissions reductions. Being identified as a supplier in all five categories means we can help entities from start to finish – from advising on measurement and reporting, reviewing their internal plans, building a reduction plan, to monitoring the outcome with our software and reporting tools. 

We look forward to partnering with like-minded entities who are paving the way to a low emissions economy, and it’s great to see the government taking an active lead in setting this example.

As an organisation, we walk the sustainability talk by managing and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions wherever we can and neutralising our unavoidable emissions.

We lead by example

Business and media enquiries can be made to Total Utilities

More about the CNGP

The CNGP is managed by the Ministry for the Environment, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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