Climate Action Toolbox

The new Climate Action Toolbox is a free, easy-to-use online tool that shows you how to reduce emissions.

The toolbox is a simple self-assessment tool to help reduce the carbon footprint of any business. It focuses on five key areas – transport (moving people and goods), office operations, site operations and equipment, and the design and making of products.

The toolbox identifies priority action areas based on your business type and core activities. It provides tailored advice and support that includes:

  • Step-by-step guides for reducing emissions
  • A personalised action plan that you can review and update
  • Links to useful tools, resources and information
  • Inspirational stories about businesses already taking climate action

We will be adding new case studies to the toolbox in the future. Let us know what your business is doing to reduce emissions and you could be featured.

Learn more about the Climate Action Toolbox by viewing our free introductory webinar reading our FAQs.

Collaboration

The Climate Action Toolbox was created through a collaboration of seven leading organisations that believe climate action needs to be integrated into the way we do business in Aotearoa. Led by the Sustainable Business Network and the Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, the group includes BNZ, EECA, NZ Trade & Enterprise, Meridian Energy and Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency).

The toolbox was co-designed and developed with design consultancy DNA. It is hosted on the award-winning business.govt.nz platform, which provides tools and expert advice from government and industry, designed to help Kiwi businesses save time and succeed.

Climate Action Labs

Learn how to get the very best out of the Climate Action Toolbox through our Climate Action Labs. We’ll be running a series of online workshops starting in May. Each webinar will focus on one of the five key areas in a business where emissions can be reduced. Be inspired by businesses that are already taking action and connect with others that can help with solutions. We can also run events for business groups that focus on a specific sector or region. For more details contact holly@sustainable.org.nz

Climate Action 20/25

Learn how the toolbox fits within our Climate Action 20/25 programme to accelerate climate action by smaller businesses.

SBN welcomes the support from our Climate Action 20/25 partners