As a proud New Zealand organisation, we’re committed to being champions of a sustainable future.

The New Zealand Government’s commitment to global climate change action and its target to be a carbon zero nation by 2050 will require change on a big scale. We believe our fibre broadband network has an important part to play. At the heart of our sustainability approach is our purpose, to make New Zealand better, and we'll do this by championing digital futures, supporting the wider environment and helping people thrive.

Overview of our three focus areas

Champion digital futures

A digital world offers opportunity for New Zealand. However, inequality may increase if the infrastructure is built without strengthening the digital capability of individuals, communities and businesses. We’re working with others to help close the digital divide and strengthen digital capability.

Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

Adapting to digital technology isn’t so easy for all of us. Check out the brave participants who took on Challenge Accepted and embraced their digital fears, to become more independent online and enhance their technology skills. You can also find a digital support directory to help you on your own digital journey.

Shine the Light events

Shine the Light events

Running face to face events for communities has always been an important part of how we do things at Chorus. Whether it’s information on fibre, the copper withdrawal, the difference between broadband technology, or the local digital skills support available to you, we’re here to talk.

A focus on digital equity in education

A focus on digital equity in education

Education and a commitment to digital equity have always been a major focus of our work. From prioritising school fibre connections during the build to working with government organisations to help connect students to broadband at home. We’re continuing to work with stakeholders across central government and community organisations to explore further opportunities for sustainable solutions in this space.

Members of the Digital Boost Alliance and Digital Equity Coalition Aotearoa

Members of the Digital Boost Alliance and Digital Equity Coalition Aotearoa

We’re proud to be members of the Digital Boost Alliance and part of the Digital Equity Coalition Aotearoa conversation because in a digital era we want no one to be left behind.

Thriving environment

We’re working to reduce carbon emissions and waste to landfill across the Chorus ecosystem and want to accelerate our journey to be carbon zero in the future.

  1. Reduce 80% of our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, from our base year of 2012.
  2. Engage with iwi, hapū and rūnanga organisations, particularly where build work is scheduled to take place in culturally sensitive landscapes.
  3. Define and measure our scope 3 emissions.
  4. Ensure all physical and operational works comply with the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities, the Health & Safety at Work Act, the Resource Management Act and other relevant local and central government legislation.

 

Our sustainability policy

Thriving people

We have a strong culture at Chorus, that's focused on making sure we have safe, fair and inclusive workplaces. Find out more about our areas of focus:

Sustainability report 2021

Our sustainability performance is now included on our Sustainability Report, new for 2021.

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