Updated: Feb 24
We acknowledge that business’s need to give back to their communities and support staff and clients with tools that really matter to them. We understand that our clients care deeply about sustainability, community, and the wellbeing of our people so we wanted to demonstrate how we’re aligning with these values.
CMT Group worked together with our staff to identify key organisations and raise awareness of their cause. The three organisations that most aligned with our vision are, Mates in Construction, Trees That Count, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Each year we will donate $1000 to each cause and actively promote awareness of each charity.
Ronald McDonald House
Every week, families arrive at hospitals away from their homes with a child in need of urgent medical treatment. RMHC New Zealand keeps families together, positively impacting on their journey by allowing them to focus on their children. Children and families of CMT Group have used RMHC in the past and are eternally grateful for having their support.
Mates in Construction
Mates in Construction has a vision of significantly improving mental wellness and reducing suicide in the construction industry. More than ever, we notice this is impacting our industry. Along with supporting this charity we have implemented an Employee Assistance Program to support our staff with any mental health support they may need. https://mates.net.nz/
Trees That Count
Managed by environmental charity Project Crimson, Trees That Count are helping Kiwis plant more native trees across Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the best actions to tackle climate change and improve our environment is to plant more native trees. https://www.treesthatcount.co.nz/
To support this cause, we’re also taking steps to minimise our environmental footprint. We’ve invested in a new pallet wrap called “PureWrap”. This has all the same benefits as typical wrapping but is made from sugarcane, a renewable source. The process to make the wrap takes more carbon out of the atmosphere than it produces. It can then be recycled using the same methods as typical shrink wrap.
We’ve also implemented waste sorting bins at our construction sites. Here we aim to reduce waste to landfill by 60-85%. The process involves having three main sorting bins/skips onsite for the disposal of plastic, paper, and metals. Timber waste generated gets bundled up and resold. Or in other cases, repurposed into something useful for the community such as stepping stones for a local kindergarten.