Toitū Envirocare carbonreduce certification is granted to organisations that have proven to be taking action on climate change.

Achieving this certification for the third year in a row, reflects Council's ongoing commitment to manage, measure, and reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions.

City councillor and chair of the environment and climate committee, Kate Fulton, says that this achievement is a great step forward for Council when it comes to reducing its own emissions. 

“I am thrilled to see Nelson City Council taking action and showing leadership in this space by demonstrating positive change from within.”

One of the emissions reduction initiatives Council has implemented is an electric-first policy, which will see electric vehicles considered first when replacing or adding vehicles to its fleet.

For further details and to see the summary of Council's footprint for the last three years go to the Toitū website.