Sudima Auckland Airport: a carboNZero case study

Sudima Hotels logoSudima Auckland Airport is the first hotel in New Zealand to attain carboNZero certification. The hotel has set the bar very high for its sustainable building design since its opening in 2011, and has continued to develop its environmental practises. It is committed to managing and reducing its emissions. Learn more about the Auckland hotel's initiatives in this video case study.

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This certification is awarded to companies that are measuring, reducing and offsetting their carbon footprint.

To achieve carboNZero certification, an organisation must measure their organisation’s full greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (also known as a carbon footprint) so they understand what their impact is on the global climate. They measure all operational emissions required under the international standard for carbon footprints, ISO 14064, including vehicles, business travel, fuel and electricity, paper, and waste. The emissions are measured annually and the inventory is independently verified to ensure it is accurate and complete.  Once they have measured their footprint, the organisation must develop plans to manage and reduce their emissions continually. Each year, the organisation then offsets any remaining emissions through the purchase of verified carbon credits to achieve net zero emissions. As part of achieving carboNZero certification, the organisation needs to achieve emissions reductions on a five year cycle.