Join the Network
Are you looking for a place to upskill and connect with like-minded individuals in the sustainability space? Find out the benefits and join the network.
We celebrate those businesses that have signed up to the network and that have publicly committed to customers that they aim to improve their sustainable business practices and that they are part of the Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti network. Read about those participating businesses.
Why join the Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti network?
The Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti network is all about connecting you with other local businesses to build a supportive and inspiring sustainability network. The network aims to bring together our local business community and work towards becoming more sustainable as a sector. Being a member means you will be kept up to date regarding all things on environmental sustainability that affect you as a business owner and operator on the Kāpiti Coast.
If we all work together, we can achieve more, and the sharing of knowledge will make the journey quicker and more fun.
Benefits of joining the network:
Stay up to date with sustainable business information
Get access to tools and resources to support your sustainability progress
Connect with other businesses to share knowledge and stories about sustainable processes
Be invited to industry events about sustainability
Get access to the Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti badge
Register your business details to be a part of building a stronger future.
Once you’ve joined the network, we encourage you to have a look at the Tools & Templates available on our website and develop your own Sustainability Policy. Once you have completed your policy and it is made public (e.g. published on your website with a link available for viewing, or shared with your customers in a newsletter), you can apply to add the Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti badge to your website and email if you wish. Remember we are here to help, so don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
*Note this badge is not an accreditation. It’s a sign to your customers that you are committed to improving your sustainable business practices and that you are part of the Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti network
Businesses that are part of our network and have committed to a sustainability Policy or Plan.
A note on developing your Sustainability Policy
This website provides guidance and templates for developing a sustainability policy for your business. Developing a sustainability policy does not necessarily require a lot of time and effort, but it does require new ways of thinking. To be able to use the badge, you will need to answer a minimum of 6 questions in your policy. Once you have published your policy, send us an mail at [email protected] to request use of the badge.
If you need inspiration, the following page provides further information about creating a policy. It includes examples of local businesses that have published their policies online, and templates that could be useful in creating your own document. Sustainability Policy Examples