We have worked with Toitū Envirocare, a government-owned environmental certifications company, over the past four years, gathering data about our operations and measuring our emissions in all areas of the business, including freight, fuel, and power usage. We had our first independent audit in July 2019 and received our Carbon Zero certification! The Toitū Envirocare Carbon Zero programme is accredited by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) and was the world’s first to be accredited under ISO 14065. Its certification mark is recognised in over 60 countries through the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). In 2023 we decided to go the next step further and become one of only a small number of companies in NZ to achieve Climate Positive certification. This means that in addition to offsetting our total carbon footprint, we also contribute 25% additional carbon credits on top, and must demonstrate that we have active programs in place to assist with a social & environmental response to climate change. We are taking action in these areas with our RFC Community Fund and our RFC Vibe Lifter awards.