This award, sponsored by the Department of Conservation, will be presented to a business taking a leadership role in restoring New Zealand’s nature.
Our nature is the foundation of New Zealand’s economic, cultural and social success, but it is under pressure. In many cases it is being degraded or even lost. This category celebrates businesses that put the restoration of nature at the heart of their sustainability journey. For this award, restoration may include a focus on freshwater, wetlands, habitats, native species or the marine environment. It may be achieved directly by the business and/or through its customers and staff, supply chain, or in partnership with others.
This award will be presented to a business, or a business in collaboration with other organisations/individuals, taking a leadership role in restoring New Zealand’s nature.
We asked the Department of Conservation what inspired them to sponsor the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards:
“New Zealand’s nature: beautiful, wild, unique, fragile. Much of our natural environment is under pressure and a New Zealand-wide response is required to avoid irreversible loss of many habitats and species. The issues are challenging and require urgent action, yet the opportunity exists to consciously restore and position our environment as the foundation for our nation’s economic, cultural and social success. Supporting the Restoring Nature Award is to support and acknowledge business leaders who share a common vision for New Zealand and who, as part of operating sustainably, are committed to restoring our nature. They inspire and motivate others!”