Sustainability + Our Community
For Todd Energy, being a sustainable business means combining a long-term focus, profitability, and the social, economic and environmental enhancement of the communities where we operate.
Supporting our communities
100% New Zealand owned and operated, Todd Energy is committed to making a positive and sustainable contribution to Taranaki.
Todd has enjoyed a long and positive relationship with the Taranaki region for more than 50 years. We contribute significantly to the local economy each year through employment, partnerships, and the use of local suppliers, and, like many others, we remain committed to doing what we can to make Taranaki a great place to live.
At Todd, we recognise that our business relies on the support and understanding of our communities. In return, it is important to us that we support, enable and co-create opportunities that directly benefit those communities.
To find out more about Todd Energy's approach to community partnerships and our core areas of focus, check out our Sustainability in our Communities framework below.
Todd's Operating Principles align with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aspire to achieve peace and prosperity for all on earth by the year 2030. Todd Energy's operating principles are:
- Care for the environment
- Value our people
- Create value
- Maintain high standards of conduct
Todd Energy is aligned to the below UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Our sustainability journey
As a company, Todd Energy has always cared about our country, our people, the land and water that sustains us, and our future collective prosperity.
Our current purpose remains on delivering affordable and reliable energy to New Zealanders, and we’re committed to doing this in a way that supports our transition to low emissions economy.
We also know that, as a nation, New Zealand will need to do things differently if we are to create a sustainable energy system for generations to come – and we’re keen to be a part of that.
Todd Energy is already on a journey to become more sustainable, and as part of this journey, we are continuing to implement initiatives across our five key sustainability pou, or pillars, which you can read more about below.
If you're interested, you can also read Todd's 2022 Sustainable Development report here, which covers the 2022 year for Todd Energy New Zealand, Todd Energy Canada, Nova Energy, and the Todd Corporation's corporate office in Wellington.
Biodiversity enhancement and protection
At Todd Energy, we are committed to enhancing and protecting biodiversity across Taranaki, with a strong focus on our sites and areas of operation and a preference for tangata whenua project design and delivery.
This includes initiatives like native planting, fencing and stock exclusion, wetland protection, pest trapping, weed control and other biodiversity-related projects. We also have two fish passage barrier removal projects currently underway.
You can find out more about the recent planting at our Mangahewa C site here.
At Todd Energy, we're also committed to doing what we can to reduce waste, both across our sites and in our areas of operation more broadly.
This includes reducing the amount of waste generated across our Todd Energy sites, and decreasing how much waste goes to landfill through recycling and/or repurposing materials. We are also active participants in waste reduction initiatives including Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Week.
This case study shares our journey to achieving ‘Gold’ status in New Plymouth District Council’s Resource Wise Business Programme in 2022.
Water efficiency and quality
Todd Energy is committed to implementing and supporting initiatives that maintain and enhance water efficiency and quality.
This includes the development and implementation of a water management plan, summarising all water used and water efficiency initiatives, as well as ensuring we adhere to all consents relating to water use.
In 2022, we were awarded the Taranaki Regional Council’s Environmental Award for Environmental Leadership in Business for our restoration of the Kapuni Awa.
It is important for Todd Energy to ensure it can stand authentically alongside tangata whenua, working meaningfully with local iwi and hapū to achieve positive outcomes, together.
Our strong partnerships with tangata whenua focus on the provision of economic opportunity, social and learning support, water management consideration and inclusion, ownership of biodiversity projects and environmental and cultural monitoring.
You can find out more about our three-year partnership extension with Ngāti Mutunga iwi, extending the existing Taramoukou conservation project and launching some new freshwater projects.
Like almost all businesses, Todd Energy produces emissions as a result of its operations - but we want to reduce these.
We've committed to achieving net-zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2045, and we're also working to reduce our overall emissions intensity through engineering solutions at our sites.
In our December 2022 community update, Todd Energy’s Emissions Reduction Lead, Mike Brophy, shared what Todd's been doing to reduce emissions and where future opportunities are.