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Deloitte committs to ambitious action over climate change

Deloitte joins with other Kiwi businesses committing to ambitious action to address climate change

A coalition of 60 of our largest and most influential companies stands together to promote the equitable transition to a low emissions economy

Wellington, 12 July 2018 — Today Deloitte joins the Sustainable Business Council and some of New Zealand’s largest and most influential businesses in demonstrating our support for ambitious action by the private sector to inclusively and equitably address climate change.

Together, the 60 signatories to the Climate Change Statement launched in Auckland today represent almost half of New Zealand’s emissions. Through this statement, this coalition of companies aims to provide leadership in encouraging business to play its part tackling climate change and help New Zealand transition to a low emissions economy in a manner that is fair for all Kiwis.

Deloitte New Zealand CEO Thomas Pippos says this transition is inevitable.

“It’s not an ‘if’ it’s a ‘when’. And together we need to decide whether we will lead or follow on this crucial issue. Some business leaders will adopt a breakthrough mind set and forge radical new innovations. And some will be forced to change,” says Mr Pippos.

“Leadership from business is critical. Climate change is too big an issue for any one sector to tackle on its own. We believe that the equitable transition to a low carbon economy is not only necessary for our future wellbeing as a country, but it also presents an opportunity for our firm, our people and our clients.”

“Deloitte has committed, by 2020, to report our 2030 sustainability targets. These include pathways to carbon neutrality by 2030 and working with our suppliers to help them travel on this journey alongside us. I look forward to continue to work with those businesses who are leading us into the future,” concludes Mr Pippos.

You can find out more about the Climate Leaders Coalition and Statement at http://www.climateleaderscoalition.org.nz/.

Please visit the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability page on our website (www.deloitte.com/nz/corporate-responsibility-sustainability) to find out more about what Deloitte New Zealand is doing to drive societal change and promote environmental sustainability.

ENDS


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