Senior Environment Specialist
NZ Post
Wellington, NZ, NZ
5d ago

We've got ambition, had successes and been recognised for our work :

  • We had a great 2021 for our sustainability work - we launched our 80% NZ recycled plastic packaging and lifecycle analysis, our community investment initiative - Delivering for Good, Carbon Neutral Sending, our first voluntary Climate Risk Disclosure and announced our $20 million partnership with NZGIF and Carbn Group to remove the roadblocks to EV uptake in our contractor fleet
  • We have a track record of making some firsts'; NZ Post was the first organisation in NZ to produce an Integrated Report and since then we have developed our strategic plan around our thread' structure representing our six capitals which includes environment as one of the threads
  • Our carbon reduction work was recognised with a commendation at SBN awards. In 2017, we won the SBN Supreme Award.
  • We have a target to be Carbon neutral from 2030, and 32% SBT reduction target
  • We've established an annual decarbonisation investment fund to accelerate low carbon activity
  • We are founding members of CLC and signatories to the higher pledge.
  • Our near-term targets include a 100% electric owned fleet and a 25% reduction in emissions from contracted fleet by 2025
  • We are committed to piloting low emission heavy freight options in 2022And there's lots more to do and further to go. We want you to make your mark and deepen our carbon reduction, and we back you to make a difference.
  • Our parcel business is growing fast, our ambition is to be a low carbon delivery business and our sustainability ambition / aspiration is Every decision, every investment, every target, needs to have sustainability at its core Working as part of a passionate, respected team, you will be relied on for your subject matter expertise and capabilities in carbon reduction and environmental impacts.

    Your excellent influencing and relationship management skills will grow advocacy and capability across the business to achieve our carbon reduction targets and expand our impact.

    This opportunity will enable you to direct and lead environmental initiatives by acting as Programme Manager for the low carbon roadmap and action plans.

    We've got huge expectations for this role and you'll have support from the top and across our business to do things like :

  • Develop a Net Zero plan to 2050
  • Identify and foster relationships with collaborators, funders and other parties to work with to achieve our goals
  • Develop and implement a low carbon heavy freight roadmap
  • Engage in our Te Iho 2030 infrastructure growth plan to ensure sustainability is embedded
  • Advise on climate risk identification and adaptation under a TCFD framework
  • Advise on sustainable packaging and Circular economy solutions
  • Provide expertise to the marketing and business teams on green claims
  • Develop and embed carbon KPIs / carbon pricing across business
  • Research and investigate green products / services
  • Tackle Aviation emissions
  • Provide thought leadership and strategic insights to Exec team and other parts of the business on sustainability best practice and changes
  • Provide technical leadership in carbon measurement and reporting including through the Toitu carbon reduce certification and P2P carbon neutral sending
  • Represent NZ Post on relevant industry working groups such as the Sustainable Business Council Low carbon Heavy Freight and the International Post Corporation Sustainability work programme.
  • Interested?Now really is the best time to join our sustainability journey, on the back of some serious wins and with support from the business, you will be enabled to succeed.

    To review the Job Description and apply online please visit For further information, please contact Nikki Tuhou on Nikki.

    tuhou2 close 24 January 2022NZ Post has adopted a goal of a fully vaccinated workplace.All external applicants will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status as well as proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.

    Appointees will also be subject to a security and credit check and may be required to undertake a drug test. There's something really special about being part of the team here at NZ Post - Tukurau Aotearoa, who we are and what we stand for is grounded in our values.

    We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

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