We are on a journey to improve our sustainability efforts
Tree's That Count
One of our environmental projects includes planting trees; partnering with Trees That Count. Westpeak™ New Zealand goal is to plant a minimum of 500 trees per year in New Zealand and we have planted 740 trees so far for 2023. We have received our committed to climate badge for 2023.
Every Westpeak™ product purchased helps fund native trees to be planted across New Zealand. We have funded 1,980 trees to date and have helped funded 4 different projects. Atarau Sanctuary Funded 737 trees, Clean Streams Karamea Funded 316 trees, Moutere & Motueka Rivers Catchment Restoration Funded 507 Trees, Canoe Creek Conservation Project 164 trees.
The trees planted not only help offset carbon emissions but help protect the endangered Great Spotted Kiwi at Atarau Sanctuary and improving the biodiversity of both land and water.
To date we have planted 1,980 trees including 143 around our head office, Pohutukawa species were used to respond to the existing street trees and native plants. The Landscape Architecture was carefully designed and planned by Glasson Huxtable Ltd.
These native trees have the potential to sequester 451 tones of CO2 over the next 50 years! This is a very rewarding programme and allows our customers to give back by keeping New Zealand beautiful for future generations.
What we are doing to improve our corporate social responsibility
We are currently working through our whole range of products including our Westpeak™ brand and what steps we can put in place to better our corporate social responsibility. We have a long-term goal of offering a range of products made from recycled and sustainable materials. In the meantime, we have some short-term goals below to help improve our impact on the environment.
A full copy of our sustainability plan can be emailed to you at your request
We mitigate garment wastage where possible, We have a end of life recycling program for our customers old uniforms. These are recyled and the fabric is used to create dog beds which are located to local animal charities around New Zealand.
Every Westpeak product purchased donates to our tree planting program with Trees That Count.
All our packaging boxes are made from a circular economy approach from recycled boxes. Our new packaging box supplier is one of New Zealand's leading companies of sustainable fiber packaging.
Eliminating single use plastic by 2023 from our Westpeak™ range. This includes non-recyclable packaging, looking at more sustainable options for product materials.