2022 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by MAS
All Heart NZ partners with corporates to redirect and repurpose their redundant and unwanted items. In five years of operation, All Heart has collected 4,000 tonnes of corporate waste and diverted 94% from landfill and to community good. This represents more than $10 million of funds and 448 different communities supported.
The company has established three All Heart Stores, in Manukau, Albany and Kaikohe, and All Heart Freight. These are community enterprises creating employment, training and volunteering opportunities, particularly for those who would struggle to find work. Community hubs in South Auckland and Northland are the focus of many repurposing projects, including sustainable deconstruction and cleaning items for better recycling. This creates meaningful work and skills training, as well as supporting local community enterprises and community partners.
An example of work is removing logos from Auckland Transport corporate uniforms. This creates living wage labour and enables the uniforms to be sold, creating further funds for employment and community support. In addition, a large number of shell jackets from this corporate were recently donated to a local school in Northland and are being offered to children in the Kaikohe community free of charge to help keep tamariki warm in winter.