The initiatives described here may be useful for international and New Zealand screen production, media and entertainment, film and television companies.


Developed by Government owned Crown Research Institute, Landcare Research, the carboNZero programme is an internationally recognised greenhouse gas (GHG) certification scheme – commonly referred to as carbon footprinting. The programme applies international best practice to help organisations, products, services and events accurately measure and manage (reduce) their emissions and offset any remaining unavoidable emissions by purchasing verified carbon credits from credible New Zealand projects.carboNZero certification offers a number of key benefits including a reduction in operating costs. The programme has significant experience working in the screen production industry, particularly after certifying South Pacific Pictures (Shortland Street).


Is the central government organisation charged with conserving the natural and historic heritage of New Zealand on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future New Zealanders. To achieve this ambitious goal, the Department undertakes a range of activities with a particular emphasis on expanding biodiversity effort, minimising biosecurity risks, increasing emphasis on historic and cultural values, promoting appropriate recreation and increased public enjoyment of protected places, engaging the community in conservation, promoting effective partnerships with Tangata Whenua and improving capability.


Donate NZ provides the ultimate simple portal where individuals, organisations and companies can donate goods, time and discounts to schools, early childhood and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand.

energy efficiency and conservation authority (EECA)

Works on building a sustainable energy future by changing the way New Zealanders think about and use energy. EECA works to improve energy choices, both by raising the awareness of energy efficiency issues in the community and by providing businesses and individuals with the tools to make changes. EECA designs and develops programmes to meet the needs of specific markets, often working in partnership with other organisations.


Enviro-Mark®NZ is a web-based, five-step, modular certification programme; it is based on ISO 14001(environmental management system) but includes health and safety. It is designed for organisations of all sizes. The programme has at its core an easy-to-use self-assessment and planning process that enables users to evaluate their environmental management performance against the Enviro-Mark®NZ standards. Enviro-Mark®NZ is marketed and supported throughout New Zealand by Landcare Research.

Environmental Choice

A range of environmentally preferable products are available in New Zealand. Some of these products have now been accredited by Environmental Choice, a third-party accredited, life-cycle eco-label, owned by the New Zealand Government and administered by an independent trust. Environmental Choice accreditation provides an independent guide for consumers who want to purchase products that are better for the environment.


Mobilizes the entertainment industry in a global effort to educate people about environmental issues and inspire them into action. EMA was created in 1989, as a non-profit organisation, with the simple but powerful concept that through television and film, the entire entertainment community could influence the environmental awareness of millions of people.


Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing their rights of, disadvantaged producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organisations (backed by consumers) are actively engaged in supporting producers in awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practices of conventional international trade.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.


Fuelsaver is a website administered by the New Zealand Transport Agency. Fuelsaver can help you work out how much you currently spend on fuel and gives tips on how to cut down the amount of fuel you use. It has information on the fuel efficiency of vehicles sold in New Zealand since 2005 when regulations started requiring importers to supply fuel economy information. You can compare the running costs of different makes and models.


Greenpages is an online business directory that promotes businesses offering environmentally friendly / sustainable products and services.


The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. It provides the accounting framework for nearly every GHG standard and program in the world - from the International Standards Organization to The Climate Registry - as well as hundreds of GHG inventories prepared by individual companies.


Was established as a pilot project in Auckland, New Zealand in the year 2000. GreenFleet is a practical progra

Green Office Guide

Is a step-by-step programme, complete with a green pages directory to assist New Zealand businesses to green their offices. The Auckland Environmental Business Network (AEBN) produced the Green Office Guide.


Green Screen London is a campaign to help encourage environmentally friendly filming, with a focus on helping producers reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Green Screen London is a Film London initiative.


Is a non-profit organisation dedicated to converting paper markets to environmental papers. Conservatree provides practical information on paper types, their environmental impacts and how to reduce paper consumption and make more sustainable choices for paper products.

International Labour Organisation

Is responsible for developing a number of international agreements aimed at achieving better working conditions. The Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is an expression of commitment by governments, employers’ and workers’ organisations to uphold basic human values (social and economic). The Declaration covers four areas:

* Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
* The elimination of forced and compulsory labour
* The abolition of child labour
* The elimination of discrimination in the workplace.

International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF)

Is the only organisation of film and television producers with a global reach. FIAPF’s mandate is to represent the economic, legal and regulatory interests which film and TV production industries in four continents have in common. As an advocate for producers, FIAPF helps formulate policies and coordinate political action

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

Is responsible for the development and administration of standards including ISO 14000, a family of standards and guidelines relating to environmental management systems, and related supporting standards on terminology and specific tools, such as auditing (the process of checking that the management system conforms to the standard).


The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change.


Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is a non profit organisation operating as a charitable trust to promote litter abatement, waste reduction and town and city beautification, setup under the NZ Litter Act 1979. KNZB has developed a cigarette butt litter toolkit that can be downloaded from the website. The toolkit provides information and supporting material for organisations wanting to reduce cigarette butt litter.

Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ)

Is a not for profit, self funding international organisation established under a Treaty between the Governments of Australia and New Zealand on 30 October 1991 to act as the joint accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand for certification of management systems, products and personnel.

Kodak: People and Planet

Kodak: People and Planet contains information about Kodak’s environmental practices and provides additional environmental information related to cinematography.

Landcare Research

Landcare Research is New Zealand's foremost environmental research organisation specialising in sustainable management of land resources optimising primary production, enhancing biodiversity, increasing the resource efficiency of businesses, and conserving and restoring the natural assets of our communities.

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)

Is the national voice of local government and the champion of best practice in the sector. LGNZ represents the diversity and local democracy of local government, the metropolitan areas, the districts, the rural communities and the regions.

Ministry for the Environment (MfE)

The Ministry is the Government's principal adviser on the New Zealand environment and international matters that affect the environment. The MfE works with others in central and local government, industry and the community to achieve good environmental governance and decision-making at all levels. Sustainable development is the context for all its work.

New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development

Provides business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to promote eco-efficiency, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship.


Reel Green BC encourages partnership with green initiatives already being implemented in the community and provides tools and information for companies and individuals wishing to become more environmentally responsible in carrying out the business of motion picture and entertainment production. Reel Green BC is a initiative of the British Columbia Film Commission.


RENEW Waste Exchange is a region-wide information exchange designed to help businesses find markets for your industrial by-products, surplus materials and waste. Through RENEW, waste generators can be matched with waste users and reusers. RENEW offers assistance to all of the Auckland region, Northland and other parts of New Zealand as required. RENEW is a free service available to all business and industry and also may be used by non-profit organisations, individuals and schools to locate materials they need.


Works to end the loss of the world’s tropical and temperate rainforests and protect their human and non-human inhabitants by reducing demand for the products of rainforest logging, mining and agricultural conversion, through education, advocacy, research and action. Rainforest Relief runs the SafeSets™ campaign which aims to end the use of trpical plywood intheatre and movie set construction and provides information on sustainable alternatives. SafeSets™ has recently partnered with the Environmental Media Association (EMA).


Provides tips on what to do with your unwanted paint. Drop paint containers into your local Resene ColorShop so they can recycle or dispose of it responsibly.


The Sustainable Business Network is a forum for businesses that are interested in sustainable development practice. The SBN promotes sustainable practice in New Zealand and support businesses on the path to becoming sustainable. He SBN links businesses and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences.


Climate change is happening faster than anyone expected. In December this year world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to Sign On to a global agreement for action. For NZ to do its bit to help avoid catastrophic impacts, our PM needs to go to Copenhagen and Sign On to reduce New Zealand’s emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.

All over the world Greenpeace and many other groups and people are turning their attention to this issue as the most important priority for 2009. In New Zealand Greenpeace has launched the Sign On campaign. The aim is to provide a platform for New Zealanders to Sign On and by doing so say very clearly that they want to see NZ do the right thing.

So, Sign On.


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. Members are drawn from more than 35 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. The Council also benefits from a global network of about 55 national and regional business councils and regional partners.


Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. WWF works in more than 100 countries, including New Zealand around the globe to conserve the diversity of life on earth. With nearly 1.2 million members in the U.S. and close to 5 million worldwide, WWF is the world's largest privately financed conservation organisation.

United Nations Environment Programme

A political statement of commitment made in 2000 by world leaders affirming a set of international development goals with targets for reducing for reducing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women by 2015.


Is a charitable organisation and has dedicated its effort towards ‘zero waste and sustainable New Zealand’ for nearly 10 years.

IHollywood Forum

iHollywood host the annual iHollywood Goes Green conference. The conference is a two day event that focuses on maintaining a profitable industry through innovation and corporate responsibility. The conference is well attended by industry executives, professionals and organisations.

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