As New Zealand responds to COVID-19, sustainability will remain a core focus for our business. Rebuilding our economy will take concerted and coordinated effort. The country will be looking for leadership from businesses with the scale to make a difference.
As such we have reviewed and refined our approach to sustainability and updated our framework to reflect this new context and opportunity. A key focus is on our own sustainability, so that we can then support New Zealand’s recovery and economic transformation.
The principle of equity is at the heart of our approach, and we remain committed to working in partnership to make a positive contribution to digital equity and to continue our focus on diversity and inclusion.
Sustainability will be integrated into our new strategy as a key pillar – ‘A positive digital future for all of New Zealand’. This sits alongside the work of the Spark Foundation and Te Korowai Tupo – our Māori strategy. We recognise that how we work will be critical. We will work in partnerships based around shared values, underpinned by the principles of kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga.