Commitment to Sustainable Business Practices

Catapult takes sustainability seriously and has been a member of the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) since 2014. The SBC helps businesses be the best for New Zealand and the world. Members are committed to the balanced pursuit of economic growth, ecological integrity and social progress within a business context.

Catapult has a small carbon footprint. Our biggest contribution to carbon emissions is air travel. We implemented a carbon offset policy in 2016 requiring all Catapult travel to be carbon offset. We have 100% compliance.

Catapult consultants all work from home offices. This allows us to reduce carbon emissions from commuting.

Where Catapult has, and will continue to make its major contribution as an SBC member, is with our leadership development programmes and strategy facilitation integrating sustainability.

In 2020, we:

  • Upskilled our team’s ability to run workshops and meetings using technology primarily Zoom meetings. This has allowed us to further reduce carbon emissions from travel to client meetings.
  • Moved from print production of workbooks to distributing editable pdfs for the Sustainability Leadership Programme.
  • Again provided four scholarships to not for profit participants on our residential leadership programme, Catapult Leadership. These scholarships are for community leaders making a demonstrative social or economic difference to their communities. The four scholarships, each worth $5,400, cover all costs for the recipients to attend Catapult’s three-day residential leadership programme held quarterly at Brackenridge Lodge in Martinborough. The value of these scholarships represent a significant financial contribution based on our overall revenue.
  • Developed 34 sustainability leaders in the Sustainability Leadership Programme.
  • Switched the power supplier for the home of the two Managing Directors to fully renewable.

In 2021, we:

  • Developed 43 sustainability leaders in the Sustainability Leadership Programme.
  • Developed 36 public health leaders in the Public Health Leadership Programme.
  • Began working with The Salvation Army to support its people leaders to achieve mission impact.
  • Installed solar panels on the home of the two Managing Directors.
  • Replaced a company owned petrol vehicle with a fully electric vehicle.