At Auckland DHB we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. By reducing our carbon footprint not only do we positively impact our organisation’s energy use and efficiency but we also impact the environment and the communities that we live and work in.
At Auckland DHB we continuously look at innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint. To date we’ve reduced our carbon emissions by 28% since the start of the Certified Emissions Programme (CEMARS) in 2015. These savings are equivalent to:
Driving from Auckland to Wellington in a medium sized petrol engine car 193,586 times
Running a gas BBQ for 7,132,450 hours
4,810 return economy flights from Auckland to London
Burning 12,381 tonnes of coal
Awards and recognition
2019 Health Care Climate Challenge Awards
Gold - GHG Reduction (Energy)
Gold - Climate Resilience
Gold - Climate Leadership
2018 EECA Business Award
Commended Public Sector Award category
2018 Sustainable Business Network finalists for:
Efficiency Champion - commendation
Hard-wired for Social Good
Millennials on a Mission
2017 Sustainable Business Network finalists for:
2017 Green Global Healthy Hospitals (International)
Silver - GHG Reduction (Energy)
Silver - GHG Reduction (Non-Energy)
Silver - Climate Change Leadership
Water and water coolers
Providing free water at our sites is a great way for us to support the well-being of our employees and visitors, as well as reducing the number of plastic bottles going to landfill.
You can find the water coolers on:
Level 5 outside the Transition Lounge and next to the Security ID office
Near Planet Espresso on level 3
Starship outside Tiny Bites.
You can help the environment by bringing your reusable drink bottle to work. There’ll be more water coolers rolling out across our sites later in the year.
Tri bins are available throughout Grafton and Greenlane. The tri bins are designed to encourage recycling. They are colour coded to make it easier for you to recycle.
The red bin is for waste that cannot be recycled and will go to landfill.
The yellow bin is for hard recyclable items like tins, plastic bottles, glass bottles and juice cartons.
The blue bin is for soft recyclable items like newspaper, magazines, soft cardboard and soft boxes.
In collaboration with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), we have developed an Energy Policy with a vision “Energy 50/50” by 2030. We are aiming to reduce our energy use by 50% and produce 50% of our energy needs through on-site renewable energy.
We have two electric vehicle charging stations for electric cars on the Ground level of Car Park A at Auckland City Hospital.
Sustainability at home
Your sustainability journey begins at home. You can contribute towards a healthy and greener planet by making some important changes in the way you live.
Create less waste with reduction, reuse and recycling
Move away from disposable plastics to reusable products
Replace plastic shopping bags with reusable ones
Buy used items from internet auctions, community stores, garage sales or flea markets
Buy in bulk
Conserve water by taking shorter showers, fix any leaky taps
Use tap water instead of bottled water
Re-use paper such as envelopes, gift wrapping and printed paper
Insulate your home and use energy saving light-bulbs
Walk, bike, carpool or use public transport
Choose renewable energy to heat your home, if possible
Switch from petrol driven to electric vehicles, if possible
For more information on our Sustainability programme email Manjula Sickler, Sustainability Manager.