Corporate responsibility

Being responsible corporate citizens

At TIMG we’re dedicated to sustainable practices and ensuring our impact on the environment is minimised. We also need to be socially responsible but to do this we first need to make certain we are responsible to our own employees. We want to ensure that every single member of our team goes home safely to their family and friends at the end of each day and that diversity and inclusiveness is championed in everything we do to guarantee equal opportunity for all.

Our current environmental initiatives focus on paper recycling and reducing carbon emissions but this is an ongoing journey. TIMG are committed to developing further programs and are currently investigating ways in which we could facilitate other sustainability practices in our day to day operations.

Safety

TIMG are part of the Freightways group of companies and as such we are regulated by the Freightways corporate governance processes. TIMG operates in an environment that contains a number of operational risks. The Freightways Risk Management policy seeks to actively manage risk to ensure all subsidiary companies operate a safe workplace. Risk is classed as any threat, lost opportunity or circumstance that could compromise the safety and security of our customers and employees and all management and staff are accountable to employ risk management processes within their area of control to aid in the achievement of business objectives. TIMG have created processes to ensure risk has been adequately identified, considered and can be managed and we are responsible for communicating and reporting risk information to the Freightways’ CEO and Chief Financial Officer as part of the performance reporting cycle.

Diversity

TIMG are part of the Freightways group of companies and as such we are regulated by the Freightways corporate governance processes. The Freightways Diversity & Inclusion policy seeks to ensure that diversity and inclusiveness is championed through our work practice and through equal opportunity for all. We understand that a diverse and inclusive workplace that brings different ways of thinking will lead to better overall outcomes for all our stakeholders. Freightways is committed to diverse and inclusive teams through its recruitment, training and development, career progression and general workplace practice. Diversity and inclusion in our workforce is consistent with Freightways’ Values of: Respect, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Initiative and Service.

CEMARS

CEMARS® certification comprises the first two steps towards carboNZero certification, and involves measuring and managing greenhouse gas emissions as an organisation. TIMG is part of the Freightways group of companies and each business within the group will measure emissions to gain an understanding of our impact on the environment in which we do business. Once measuring has been completed (and audited under ISO 14064-1), our business will work to manage and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions through an emissions management and reduction plan.

Freightways are currently committed to a five year reduction plan, with longer-term targets being developed on an ongoing basis. Freightways believes that our commitment to the CEMARS® certification process will encourage staff and contractors across Freightways, together with our business partners and suppliers, to make environmentally positive decisions every day. CEMARS® certification allows Freightways to take a very positive step toward reducing our carbon emissions and further minimising our relative impact on the environment.

RecyleMe: Cup today, paper tomorrow

TIMG are excited to have partnered with Detpak as part of their RecycleMe initiative. Detpak is a global manufacturer of innovative, sustainable paper and board packaging dedicated to the food service industry. Detpak have recently launched an award winning cup recycling solution in New Zealand: RecycleMe, a special cup lining for takeaway coffee cups that allows them to be recycled into copy paper. This solution is already live in Australia and so far over 250,000 coffee cups have been recycled there via this initiative. TIMG NZ (in conjunction with Shred-X in Australia) will perform all of the logistics, sortation, shredding and baling services to enable the cups to be recycled into copy paper.

Paper recycling

Where possible, paper destroyed by TIMG is recycled to pulp, so not only are our customers securely destroying documents, they're also acting in an environmentally responsible manner. For every metric tonne of paper we recycle on our customers behalf, we save 13 trees, 4100 kilowatts of energy, 2.5 barrels of oil, 31.78 kilolitres of water, over 2.4 tonnes of carbon emissions and approximately 4 cubic metres of landfill space