Sustainability

Supercharging New Zealand's success - socially, environmentally and economically.

Watch National Geographic Photo Camp video

At Air New Zealand we're acutely aware our success is inextricably linked to the success of New Zealand. Similarly, a successful New Zealand needs a significant and thriving Air New Zealand.

For more than 80 years, we've been part of the fabric of our society. To ensure we're a strong, vibrant business for at least another 80 years it's critical we commit to a purpose that's bigger than ourselves - that is to supercharge New Zealand's success socially, environmentally and economically.

We know this is a journey and we can't achieve all that is needed by ourselves. We require ongoing concerted effort and strong collaboration with our employees, customers, suppliers and other New Zealand businesses if we're to make the kind of ambitious difference that will shape a strong future for both our company and New Zealand.

Supercharging New Zealand's success in 2019

Our Sustainability Framework is aligned to our purpose and our company wide Go Beyond strategy. It helps guide our efforts in tackling some of the world's most complex challenges.

You can read more in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

Our Sustainability Framework is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 'blueprint' to create a better and more sustainable future for all. Read how we have mapped our Sustainability Framework to the Sustainable Development Goals here.

Positive community outcomes from our partnership with National Geographic

In 2019, we partnered with world-leading storytellers at the National Geographic Society to host a series of photo camps for underserved youths.

The five-day camps provide opportunities for young people aged 16 - 20 years the chance to use photography to tell stories, explore the world around them and share their own perspective on what it means to be a Kiwi.

With National Geographic photographers as their mentors, the camp participants are challenged to consider the difficult issues they face in their own lives, whether economic, environmental or social. Through presentations in their own communities and public exhibitions that reach millions of viewers, the students share their perspective on these important issues.

Since 2003, the National Geographic Society have run more than 80 photo camps in more than 20 countries. Through our partnership, these camps have for the first time been brought to New Zealand. The relationship with National Geographic and these photographic camps builds on other work we've been doing with youth through programmes like Koru Care and Airpoints for Schools and are a further step in our commitment to youth, their future and the protection of our land and culture.

Check out the video below on the first camp held in Murupara, Bay of Plenty.

Sustainability Advisory Panel

We have an internationally renowned group of external subject matter experts who meet twice a year to advise us on all aspects of our sustainability journey. Members of Air New Zealand's Executive team also sit on the Sustainability Advisory Panel.

Find out more information about our Advisory Panel.