Sustainability through Technology

The 2020 Finalists: Z Energy

Z Energy is a locally owned premium retail fuel businesses with a simple purpose - to solve what matters for a moving world. Their customers are searching for new ways to take action on climate change, and Z Energy is helping them with this with Carbon Count, offsetting carbon emissions at the pump via the Z app.

Z Energy is a locally owned New Zealand energy company and one of the country’s largest premium retail fuel businesses. Z has a simple purpose – to solve what matters for a moving world.

They are committed to becoming a solutions oriented, customer focused organisation, rather than being just a supplier of goods and services.

As fossil fuels are a huge contributor to climate change, Z Energy is fully aware of the impact their organisation makes and are investing in biofuels, car-sharing and electricity initiatives to be at the heart of the sustainability solution. Their customers are increasingly looking for new ways to take action on climate change, and Z Energy is helping to enable this at the pump with Carbon Count.

Carbon Count is a way for customers to see the emissions and impact of every fuel purchase they make. Accessed through the Z App, consumers are able to choose to offset these emissions via Permanent Forests NZ, an accredited Kiwi-owned company specialising in the protection of local forests.

And it’s not just for purchases from Z Energy. Users are able to manually enter litres of fuel purchased at any fuel retailer and offset them, creating an easy, user focused solution to an industry wide climate issue.

This product makes it easier for all customers to make a conscious choice to be more sustainable. Together, if we all use Carbon Count and make a small change, we can join Z in their journey to reduce the impact of fossil fuels on our environment.

The Sustainability through Technology Award at the 2020 New Zealand CIO Awards is proudly sponsored by Younity – Technology, Digital & Business Transformation recruitment specialists with offices in Auckland and Wellington.

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