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The Good Impact Framework makes good business, good for business 

The Good Impact Framework (GIF) is here to help businesses like yours, to create impact on issues that matter to your customers. We’ve kept it simple, focusing on 4 issues that Kiwis really care about. Learn more about each issue, browse industry insights to prioritise your efforts, read case studies to plan changes you can make, and research relevant accreditations that enable you to take action. Check out more about the GIF here - and go forth and create some good!
Climate
Climate change is regularly referred to as the defining challenge of our generation. Do you know how much impact your business is having on the climate, and what action you can take to reduce it?
Waste
Waste is the #1 issue that Kiwis care about, and reducing it can save you money too! Have you undertaken a waste audit of your business, or explored ways to reduce the packaging you give to customers?
Community
What are you doing for the people inside and outside your business? Consumers are increasingly looking to buy from businesses that care for their staff, and support people in their communities.
Land & Water
Our 'clean green' brand has been severely undermined in recent years due to the impact businesses have had on our land and waterways. Are you part of this problem? Keen to be part of the solution?
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Consumer Insights

It can sometimes feel like there are thousands of things you can do, but you don't know where to start! Check our these insights and download your free industry report to help prioritise what action to take:

Case Studies

Planning changes to your business can sometimes feel a bit daunting. But fear not, there are many others that have already taken action! Hopefully their stories will inform and inspire you (and you can filter by your industry or a theme using drop downs above):

Garage Project

Garage Project is an independent, Wellington-based brewery delivering craft beer to the New Zealand public.
Climate

Westpac

Westpac New Zealand is a banking and financial services company that is built on helping people and businesses achieve their financial goals.
Climate

Flick Electric

Flick Electric Co. gives New Zealand households and businesses a transparent way to buy their power through plans and smart digital tools that let customers take control of their power bills.
Climate

For The Better Good

For the Better Good offers bottles made from fully compostable plants, a regenerative alternative to traditional plastic bottles and packaging that are better for us and the planet.  
Waste

Ecostore

Ecostore provides home, body and baby care products that are safer for you and our world. Their purpose is to make the world a safer place, one person, one home at a time.
Waste

Karma Drinks

Karma Drinks believes that what you drink should not only taste good, but it should be good for the land, good for the people who grow their ingredients, and as good for you as a fizzy drink can be.
Community

Recycle Boutique

Recycle Boutique is a second-hand clothing company that sells your old clothes on your behalf, allowing you to recycle your wardrobe and make some money in the process.
Waste

Nature Baby

Nature Baby is a family business working to create a world that nurtures you, your baby and nature. Their conscientious approach to product and material selection means you can rest easy knowing your family and nature are cared for.
Land & Water

Chia Sisters

Chia Sisters is a health food and beverage company that utilises high-nutrition fruits and seeds to craft health drinks and breakfasts. Their ranges are all natural, made entirely from plants and contain no added sugar. 
Climate

WE-AR

WE-AR mindfully make yoga and off-duty wear to compliment your look without compromising your higher principles. 
Land & Water

Ethique

Ethique provides cruelty-free, natural and sustainable solid beauty bars. Their first solid shampoo bar was produced in 2012 - they now produce skincare, home and pet products.
Climate

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo has been caring for animals since 1906 as Wellington’s oldest conservation organisation, and the first zoo in New Zealand.  
Climate

Reusabowl

Reusabowl is a bowl borrowing system for takeaway without waste. They offer a reusable packaging subscription for eateries to stock their reusable bowls, which customers can pay to borrow & then return 
Waste

The Good Registry

The Good Registry was established to simplify giving, help good causes and reduce waste by providing Kiwis with opportunities to donate to a range of causes instead of unwanted gifts. 
Community

Yum Jar

Yum Jar’s new “Zero Waste Pantry” meal boxes are making plant-based, zero-waste cooking at home a breeze by providing customers with complete meal boxes.
Waste

Westpac Living Wage

Westpac New Zealand is a banking and financial services company that is built on helping people and businesses achieve their financial goals.
Community

Accreditors

Right, so you're ready to take action! One of the best ways to do this, is through accreditation schemes verify the positive impact you or your suppliers are having. Remember, you can select your industry/ issue to filter the 100+ accreditors. Choice!
Climate

Toitu Envirocare

Toitū is to care for the life of this place, our people and future. It is our name and commitment. To sustain holistically. To sustain continually. At Toitū Envirocare, we lead businesses with our system of carbon and environmental programmes.
Consumers, stakeholders and investors are looking to business to take the lead on effective climate action.
Consumers, stakeholders and investors are looking to business to take the lead on effective climate action.
Becky Lloyd
Toitū Envirocare Chief Executive
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Land & Water

Bio Gro

BioGro has been at the forefront of the organics movement. New Zealand’s leading organic certifier since 1983, with the nations largest database of organic farmers, organic producers and organic manufacturers from here and across the Pacific.
Climate

Ekos

Ekos makes carbon footprint measurement and offsetting accessible for businesses and individuals. Our carbon credits come from our own carbon projects that grow and protect indigenous forest.
Consumer expectations are changing - they want to shop with businesses that can demonstrate they are taking climate change seriously.
Consumer expectations are changing - they want to shop with businesses that can demonstrate they are taking climate change seriously.
Claire Keeling
Carbon Analyst
Community

Living Wage

When it comes to advocating for a fairer pay across Aotearoa, Living Wage Aoteaora is leading the cause. 
Community

RIAA

The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) sets out to demystify responsible and ethical investing.
Community

Fairtrade

The Fairtrade Foundation needs no introduction - suffice to say that they're a globally recognised powerhouse who have been tackling social issues.
Land & Water

GOTS

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Land & Water

IFOAM

IFOAM is the umbrella organization behind the world-wide organics movement. IFOAM is ‘leading change, organically’. They work toward true sustainability in agriculture, from the field, through the value chain to the consumer spanning 127 countries.
Land & Water

Asure Quality

New Zealand has long been renowned for its food. Where growers, farmers, producers and others right across the supply chain, work hard to uphold what Aotearoa stands for in food – a higher standard of quality and safety.
Land & Water

Cosmos

The COSMOS-standard signature is a consumer guarantee for organic and natural cosmetics that you can trust. To date over 21,000 products in 60 countries carry our COSMOS ORGANIC or COSMOS NATURAL signature.
Land & Water

Natrue

Natrue is a Brussels-based international non-profit association committed to promoting and protecting Natural and Organic Cosmetics worldwide. They welcome all who commit to our high standards of quality and integrity.
Land & Water

Demeter

Demeter Association, Inc. is the United States’ representative of Demeter International. They are a not-for-profit incorporated in 1985 with the mission to enable people to farm successfully, in accordance with Biodynamic® practices and principles.
Land & Water

MSC

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organisation. They recognise and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
Land & Water

ASC

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent, international non-profit organisation that manages the world’s leading certification and labelling programme for responsible aquaculture.
Land & Water

Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance certification helps farmers produce better crops, adapt to climate change, increase their productivity, and reduce costs. These benefits provide companies with a steady and secured supply of certified products.
Land & Water

RSPO

To ensure the credibility of palm oil sustainability claims, all RSPO members that take legal ownership and produce or handle RSPO-certified sustainable oil palm products need to be RSPO certified. At the heart of this process are the RSPO Principles & Criteria.
Land & Water

Better Cotton Initiative

By helping farmers to grow cotton in a way that reduces stress on the environment and improves the livelihoods and welfare of farming communities, BCI aims to create long-term change.
Land & Water

Cotton Made In Africa

Cotton made in Africa, an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation, is one of the world’s leading standards for sustainably produced cotton. Their goal is to help people help themselves.
Land & Water

RWS

The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) builds a community that can collectively accomplish what no individual or company can do alone. They develop, manage, and promote a suite of leading industry standards.
Land & Water

FSC

Forest Stewardship Council is the leading catalyst and defining force for improved forest management and market transformation. The true value of forests is recognized and fully incorporated into society worldwide.
Land & Water

PEFC

As an umbrella organization, we endorse national forest certification systems that have been developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. But they also do so much more...
Land & Water

SFI

At the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc (SFI)., we believe that sustainable forests are critical to our collective future. SFI is a sustainability leader through our work in standards, conservation, community, and education.
Community

Beauty without Bunnies

PETA’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies program is the ultimate resource for conscientious shoppers, making the quest for humane products as easy as (vegan) pie.
Community

RDS

Responsible Down Standard inspires and equips people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain. We focus on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects.
Community

TDS

The Global Traceable Down Standard (Global TDS) ensures that down in garments and other household and commercial products comes from a responsible source that respects animal welfare and can be transparently traced.
Community

Leaping Bunny

This is the Standard by which we certify all US and Canadian based companies that apply for Leaping Bunny certification, published in its entirety. 
Community

Fair For Life

Fair for Life brand holder companies commit to fair sourcing practices and responsibilities towards their primary producers down the commodity chain.
Community

Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade USA is building an innovative model of responsible business, conscious consumerism, and enable sustainable development for farmers, workers, their families, and their communities around the world.
Community

Good Weave

Good Weave are an award-winning team of business-minded experts and advocates for social change dedicated to ending child labor, forced labor, and bonded labor in global supply chains.
Community

NZ Made

NZ Made trademark signifies that a product or service is New Zealand Made according to the rules of the Fair Trading Act.
Community

NZ Coop

Cooperative Business New Zealand represents New Zealand's diverse range of member-owned businesses that sit across multiple sectors including agriculture, manufacturing, insurance, banking, financial services, utilities, education, health, wholesale and retail.
Climate

SBTi

Science-based targets initiative (SBTi) provide companies with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals. More than a thousand businesses around the world are already working with (SBTi).
Climate

Climate Care

Climate care are trusted by some of the world’s leading organisations to deal with complex issues around climate and sustainability. They rely on us to deliver results that are good for the world and their business.
Climate

CRI

The Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) is a profit for purpose business, owned and based in Australia since 2007. CRI provide businesses with a straight forward, low cost and robust process to eliminate or reduce their CO2 emissions.
Community

NZ Vegan Society

NZ Vegan Society offers businesses the opportunities to connect to a vegan customer base and vice versa through our business membership.
Community

NZ Vegetarian Society

Vegan Certified products carry the Vegan Certified NZVS trademark. When you see this symbol, you can be sure the product is 100% free of animal products. By being members of the NZ Vegetarian Society these companies support the work we do.
Waste

Environmental Choice NZ

In New Zealand, Environmental Choice is the official environmental label. More than listing environmentally friendly products for green homes or businesses, the ECNZ ecolabel offers strong proof of environmental performance.
Waste

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. 

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