Please select your home edition
Edition
C-Tech 2021 America's Cup 728x90 TOP

The Warehouse supports ETNZ to become the first America's Cup team to go carbon-zero

by Emirates Team New Zealand 16 Feb 23:03 PST
Emirates Team New Zealand has partnered with The Warehouse to make their campaign for the 36th America's Cup carbon zero. © Emirates Team New Zealand

The Warehouse has partnered with Emirates Team New Zealand to offset the team's carbon emissions for its 36th America's Cup campaign.

The partnership will see Emirates Team New Zealand become the first America's Cup syndicate to have a Toitu carbonzero certified campaign.

The team's emissions will be measured from July 2017 to the end of their campaign in 2021 and offset through investing in permanent native New Zealand forestry projects, in partnership with Toitu Envirocare's carbon-zero programme.

Further to this, the partnership has supported tree planting programmes with Trees that Count around the Firth of Thames, to help restore local waterways and native flora and fauna.

The Warehouse founder and Sustainability Champion, Sir Stephen Tindall says the combination of The Warehouse and Emirates Team New Zealand working together to play a part in combatting climate change is a good example of business and sport coming together to tackle such an important issue.

"The Warehouse and Emirates Team New Zealand are dear to my heart and it gives me great pride in seeing these two iconic Kiwi organisations taking action on climate change."

"Both organisations have calculated their carbon footprints and will continue on a journey to not only offset these in the short term, but will use technology and innovation to further reduce carbon and CO2 dramatically over the next decade."

"We hope other Kiwi businesses and sports organisations will join us, as it is not as difficult as it may seem."

The Warehouse is part of the wider The Warehouse Group, which is taking responsibility for its impact on the environment. In 2019 the Group, also compromising Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, TheMarket.com, 1-day.co.nz and Torpedo7 - became the first large organisation in the country and third major retailer in the world, to go carbon zero.

Chief Executive Nick Grayston says it is a privilege to support Emirates Team New Zealand with its environmental efforts.

"We believe that good businesses need good societies and environments to function successfully. "As a large New Zealand retailer with millions of customers through our doors every year, we are doing all we can to take responsibility for our impact on the environment and to help New Zealanders address climate change.

"Alongside Emirates Team New Zealand, we hope to encourage more action in this area and continue to do our part for the ongoing health of Kiwis, and the planet." Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Executive Grant Dalton says the team is pleased to take this step to measure and take responsibility for its emissions with a long-term view of carbon reduction for New Zealand's natural environment.

"As a team that spends so much of its time on the water, we have always been conscious of our environment and doing what we can to minimise our impact on it as best we can.

"We are first to say we aren't perfect by any stretch, but we are prepared to measure our emissions. This is a step in taking responsibility for the carbon footprint we create by becoming carbon-zero certified."

"To be able to work with The Warehouse as well as Toitu Envirocare to help us measure and offset our emissions is something that means a lot to everyone in the team."

Related Articles

Phenomenal Emirates Team New Zealand
Intensity from the defenders wins the 36th America's Cup Both crews headed out to the Hauraki Gulf today looking to keep it simple, and stick to what they had trained for years to do. That was the plan - and then Emirates Team New Zealand lifted the intensity. Posted on 17 Mar
36th America's Cup Day 6: The Game Plan
Keeping it simple, always focusing on the next race Both teams headed out to course C onto the Hauraki Gulf today with the same game plan. Keeping it simple - and just focusing on the next race. Posted on 16 Mar
36th America's Cup Day 5: The Mental Game
Clear thinking and staying cool under extreme pressure After a day of no racing yesterday, both teams re-set for Races 7 & 8 today on three wins apiece, and with the pressure building to break the deadlock in the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada, the mental game becomes more intense. Posted on 15 Mar
36th America's Cup Day 3: Light, Tight and Intense
The pressure ratchets up another notch With the America's Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and Challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli tied on two wins apiece going into today's racing, the intensity - already brutally high, ratchets up another notch. Posted on 13 Mar
36th America's Cup Day 2: Light and Tricky
Emirates Team New Zealand happy with their performance Following a delay due to spectators encroaching the the racecourse boundaries, Race 3 started with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli entering course E on port. Posted on 12 Mar
36th America's Cup Day 1: The Opening Battles
Emirates Team New Zealand finally racing after four years of intense work There is a magical moment in America's Cup history, with the big question mark on the relative speeds of the two boats - a mystery to be revealed today on the first leg of the first race out on Course E. Who would be faster? Posted on 10 Mar
Emirates Team New Zealand: It's time to race
Defenders set for the 36th America's Cup match After almost four years, it is finally time for the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada - and what a lead-up it has been. Posted on 9 Mar
America's Cup: ThoR comes aboard Cup champions
The Heart of Racing (THoR), an automotive racing programme is ETNZ's latest sponsor The Heart of Racing (THoR), an automotive racing programme that raises money for Starship Children's Hospital, has just become sailing team Emirates Team New Zealand's newest sponsor. Posted on 11 Feb
Emirates Team NZ use separation technology
Ultra Wide Band positioning system of personal tags that accurately measure the separation distance An enforced national lockdown in the fight against COVID-19 has sparked an impromptu technical innovation between Emirates Team New Zealand and Igtimi, to create personal separation and contact tracing tags so the team can safely return to work next week. Posted on 24 Apr 2020
Video of the AC75 canting arm and foil under test
To many the AC75 foiling monohull is an experiment is sailing science - as was the AC72 and AC50 For the AC75 the canting foil mechanism will be a supplied component. In the video Emirates Team NZ's Project Manager Peter ‘Brush' Thomas gives a first look at the prototype foil control system, being developed. Posted on 10 Sep 2018
McConaghy Boats 2021 - FOOTERSelden 2020 - FOOTERJ Composites 2020 - FOOTER