We are proudly NZ’s first Toitū carbonzero certified cleaning company.

At The Clean Crew we are actively reducing our carbon emissions and offsetting what we can’t reduce by purchasing carbon credits which support our environmental vision. This means we are helping grow a cleaner, healthier New Zealand for our future and our children’s futures.

At The Clean Crew we are actively reducing our carbon emissions and offsetting what we can’t reduce by purchasing carbon credits which support our environmental vision. This means we are helping grow a cleaner, healthier New Zealand for our future and our children’s futures.

We believe in supporting the development of clean energy and wind energy is a renewable energy source that doesn’t emit greenhouse gases during generation. Through using wind energy carbon credits we are also supporting the reduction of pollution (by reducing the reliance on fossil fuels such as coal) and the generation of employment in developing countries (for construction and maintenance of the wind farms). In 2018 we purchased Bhilwara carbon credits, aiding in their wind energy project.

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In 2019 we split our carbon credit purchase between a New Zealand forest sink project located in South Taranaki and a Gold Standard Fairtrade Project supporting the purchasing of biogas digesters in India. All carbon credit projects aide in the goal to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, as identified by the United Nations 12 Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more about what we are doing and how you can do the same below.

On top of our commitment to Toitū to continuously reduce our emissions, we are committed to the environment. At The Clean Crew we are always seeking out new products that are friendlier to our environment and companies who we can partner with which share similar values and goals.

We are committed to educating our clients about how they too can reduce their carbon footprint. We actively take charge and recommend more eco-conscious options for their business regarding cleaning services and products.

We are doing our bit

When you become Toitū carbonzero certified it isn’t a simple process of applying, paying and receiving. Each year we are audited to ensure that we are doing our absolute best to reduce our carbon footprint and keep on track with our reduction plan.

Our Objective to reduce our emission is rooted across the whole business - we have a 5% reduction target for Scope 1, 2 and Mandatory 3 emissions by 2023. Our summary of certification can be viewed here

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So what makes up our footprint?

A large amount is our travel, which is something we have identified is difficult to reduce as our business grows in size. This is where the purchase of carbon credits comes in to offset the emission we cannot control.

Another element of our business we measure and control is our electricity consumption. We are partnered with Ecotricity for our power supplier, solely because they too are Toitū carbonzero certified and share the same values. Using Ecotricity means we have peace of mind that the power is sourced from a renewable source, rather than the likes of a non renewable source such as coal.

Continuing our energy efficiency improvements, we also monitor our energy usage to ensure its kept to a minimum.

Our third component we measure and aim to reduce the use of is our waste sent to landfill. We have partnered with Waste Management as their values align very well with ours. With a strong focus on safety, people and the environment, we believe Waste Management is a perfect fit for our waste solutions. Like us, Waste Management have partnered with Toitū Envirocare to reduce their carbon footprint on earth.

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Continuing our energy efficiency improvements, we also monitor afters energy usage to ensure its kept to a minimum.

How you can do your bit

We believe that everyone has a role to play, whether you’re an individual or a business, there is always something you can do to improve your sustainability efforts. We have put together some simple tips you can use to begin reducing your footprint. Incorporate some of these into your daily lives to join the #carbonzero movement. We would love you to share your changes, email marketing@thecleancrew.co.nz

Our planet saving tips

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Always opt for a plastic free option when the choice is there

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Remember to bring your own reusable coffee cup, container or shopping bag when shopping

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Turn off lights and power switches when you’re not using it

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Choose to buy from environmentally responsible brands where possible

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Switch to cold washing your laundry - you can save up to 220 kgs of carbon dioxide per year just by doing this

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Use public transport, opt for walking or cycling when you can or you could try carpooling with work colleagues.

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When you’re flying, fly economy. When the carbon emissions of a flight are measured, it is split between all passengers and if we fly economy we increase the number of people the carbon cost is split among.

Did you know you can also opt to offset your emissions when booking your tickets online with most airlines?

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Eat less meat and dairy products. The production of meat and dairy contributes to 14.5% of the man-made global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Buy local, seasonal and organic. The impact on our environment is much lower this way due to reduced transportation.