Organisation Category: Not Elsewhere Included
We are a product merchandising and sourcing company that takes brands very seriously.
We don’t brand merchandise, we merchandise brands. The difference in wording is subtle but the outcome is vastly different. In doing so we aim to create merchandise that consumers love and use over and over. We call these legacy items. This is one of the most sustainable approaches to brand merchandise. Not only does it keep items out of landfill, it ensures ongoing and continual brand engagement.
We’re based in Auckland and Shenzhen. We specialise in delivering branded merchandise sourced from our network of domestic suppliers as well as our overseas partners. Our expertise is designing and producing bespoke, original merchandise. We develop products for clients, using our in-house design team and then move on to prototyping, production and shipping.
Producto’s NZ office is based in the Ironbank Building on Karangahape Road, Auckland. The building is Ecologically Sustainably Designed and has received the first 5 Star As–Built Greenstar rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council. In 2010 it was the recipient of Sustainable Architecture Award from the NZ Architecture Awards. All of the spaces in the Ironbank are naturally ventilated, this means there’s no need for air conditioning. The high exposure of natural light also means offices require minimal electrical lighting. Food waste is collected and composted in an on-site worm farm. Compost soil and worm juice is used to fertilise garden plants around the building.
Rainwater is collected via tanks and results in a predicted 66% reduction in metered water consumption when compared to standard commercial buildings. Potable water is supplied via the street mains however non-potable water is provided by rainwater collection tanks and is used for non-drinking fixtures, such as toilet cisterns, irrigation connection points and any nominated hose taps around the facility.
The Ironbank building features a car park stacker system in place of a traditional parks and enables the following:
- Reduced carbon monoxide emissions from vehicle queuing and traveling within the parking station
- Reduced electrical consumption through a reduced need for light and ventilation required for a traditional car park
- Reduction in the physical foot print and construction materials associated with requirements for conventional parking
Sustainability Highlights: Smart Procurement-Supply ChainsSustainability Actions:
Producto encourages the use of eco-friendly alternatives, offering a wide range of sustainable solutions and alternatives. We work with our clients to understand their business and how they are utilising and distributing their products. That enables us to research and recommend the most suitable solutions for their requirements.
We are constantly reviewing and managing all aspects of our supply chain to ensure we minimise environmental impacts throughout our processes. From auditing factories to ensure their operations are aligned with our objectives through to working with international and local logistics providers who provide us with transparency and options to reduce and minimise environmental impact.
Producto is proud to be a member of SEDEX, the world’s largest collaborative platform for sharing responsible sourcing data. Producto’s membership provides access to all kinds of data, standards and certifications to make better-informed business decisions. Supplier evaluation is made simpler, where information is provided in an industry-standard format and allows suppliers to coordinate the following so all data can be easily reviewed, updated and managed;
- Labour Standards
- Health and Safety
- The Environment
- Business EthicsAwards and Certifications: Green Star Building (4 stars or above)
Listing last updated 04/06/2019