Sustainability

Our vision

WellingtonNZ and Venues Wellington’s core operations must be sustainable and resilient to thrive in the long term.

We pledge to focus on four pillars to create holistic sustainability within our organisation. They are our people, culture and values, environment, and business.

What we’re doing

Venues Wellington has identified waste as having the largest impact on our environment from hosting events, and our goal is to provide solutions to our clients so they can run zero-waste events.

EarthCheck

WellingtonNZ is a part of EarthCheck, the only global benchmarking and certification programme for sustainable travel, tourism and events. The certification provides a framework for our organisation to achieve decided outcomes for sustainable tourism and events. 

Our venues have just achieved bronze accreditation and we are working towards achieving silver.

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Sustainable partnerships

We work with local suppliers committed to reducing their environmental impacts in the areas of waste, water and energy. 

Their supply chains have responsible social and environmental practices where possible and they are committed to giving back to the community. 

Exhibition Hire Services

Exhibition Hire Services have a great range of reusable products available to support you in minimising event waste. 

SSC Hospitality Experiences

SSC is committed to sourcing the best products such as free-range meats and eggs, sustainable seafood, compostable packaging and fair-trade products.

NOSH Catering

NOSH constantly reviews its processes and procedures and looks for ways to improve sustainability measures. 

NW Group

NW Group aims to follow and promote good sustainability practices, to reduce the environmental impacts of all activities and to help clients and partners to do the same.

Waste minimisation

We work closely with Sustainability Trust and Method Bins in Wellington to ensure we’re diverting waste from landfill and into recycling or compostable facilities.

What we plan to do next

Soon we will be:

  • Reviewing and developing venue-specific waste policies to align with Wellington City Council’s Waste Bylaw.
  • Working alongside Wellington City Council to reduce our carbon footprint in our venues. 
  • Advocating on the Wellington Wash Facility Advisory Group, with the long-term goal of providing a sustainable cup solution for large venues in Wellington.

Downloads

Venues Wellington Sustainability Strategy [PDF, 143KB]

Sustainability Guidelines for Venue Hire Agreement [PDF, 1.04MB]

Wildly Sustainable Statement [PDF, 248KB]