At a ceremony held in Auckland last night, Random House New Zealand was officially awarded a Gold Enviromark certificate. The company was also presented with a baby cabbage tree, which, when it grows a bit bigger, will be planted on the grass verge outside Random House New Zealand’s offices in the Wairau Valley of Auckland’s North Shore.
On receiving the award Random House New Zealand Publishing Director Nicola Legat said "being there cemented for me how valuable it is that we all continue to recycle, compost our food waste, turn off the air cons and our computer monitors, continue to rationalise freight movements from the warehouse and all the other things we are doing as part of our environmental programme."
"The publishing industry, as a large consumer of paper and packaging and mover of freight, is a key player in sustainability," says Random House New Zealand Managing Director Karen Ferns. "Worldwide, the Random House group of companies are driving programmes to reduce waste and energy consumption and we see our Gold accreditation, which is specifically developed for the New Zealand situation, as part of that greater global sense of mission. I am delighted that we are the first New Zealand publishing company to achieve this well considered accreditation."