NZ Bus recognises that the adoption of sustainable practices is positive outcome for both our communities and our business. Rather than focus on defining a definition which is consistent with that adopted in the Brundtland Report we are focused on how we can contribute to the solution.
Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The concept of Sustainable Development does imply limits – not absolute limits but limitations imposed by the present state of technology and social organization on environmental resources and by the ability of the biosphere to absorb the effects of human activities. (World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future: A/42/427. United Nations)
As a Public Transport operator we are at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions to our communities. We also recognise that there are opportunities for continual improvement in the technologies, assets, consumables and processes that we utilise. We also recognise that the most effective means of ensuring continual improvement is to include the consideration of sustainability in our decision making processes. We achieve that by adopting a holistic Enterprise Risk Management system that enables us to assess the relative impact across the Quadruple Bottom Line (economic, environment, social and cultural).