Sustainability

We are a proud Kiwi company with a passion for Aotearoa. Protecting New Zealand’s waterways, environment and communities is at the heart of everything Hynds does. Our business was built around finding sustainable solutions to support the three waters (drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure services) and ultimately keeping our country’s waterways clean and our communities safe – both for today and for future generations.

Hynds has adopted a sustainability framework which focuses on three strategic pillars; the planet (our natural environment), people (our people but also our wider communities and stakeholders) and products (innovating and building resilience into what we do to meet the needs of future generations).

Our Sustainability Framework helps guide our efforts in tackling some of New Zealand’s and the world’s most complex challenges like the effects of climate change and scarcity of resources.

Our Planet

Tiaki i a Papatūānuku

Hynds’ Commitment to Sustainable Water Solutions

Water is life. Tackling excesses or the lack of water and ensuring water quality are some of the main challenges the world will have to face. Since 1973, as a New Zealand founded and owned company, Hynds has taken its commitment to the environment seriously through the products we create and the talented people we employ. Our people are among the most knowledgeable in the industry about environmental and stormwater management.

Hynds has a 100-year business strategy which includes a commitment to remaining family owned. We plan to be here for the next 100 years and beyond, so we want to make sure that not only the business is in good shape, but that Aotearoa is too. We want to ensure that the products and solutions we supply today, are still fit for purpose and achieving all that they need to for decades to come.

Pokeno Wetland

All Stormwater from our Pokeno site is directed to a large Stormwater pond to significantly reduce any impact we may have on our receiving environment

Waters & Farr Recovery Plant

Sustainable Design

Our world class precast manufacturing facility at Pokeno is designed and built incorporating environmentally sustainable design principles to minimise environmental impact

Sustainable Coastlines Partnership

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Our People

Ko te tangata te mea nui

A Place Where People Matter

Socially, we prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our workforce and employ more than 900 talented team members across the country. We support individual development, encourage creativity, diversity and work together as a team to make big things happen. We are active throughout New Zealand supporting local community, sport and school groups and are a proud sponsor of Sustainable Coastlines and the Heart Foundation. In 2013, the Hynds Foundation was established as a charitable trust to help New Zealand communities in a collaborative way. The Foundation provides resources, while linking existing business networks and growing contacts within local communities, with the aim of assisting initiatives that create positive changes in society.

Hynds Foundation Scholarship

University scholarships for selected students from Manurewa College and establishment of Business Academy. Read more >

Mt Albert Grammar Development & Planting

Heart Foundation Corporate Sponsor

Funder Senior Research Fellow

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Ruakura Reservoir Project

Young Professionals

Development program and other development, training and upskilling programs for our staff

Philanthropic Support

Hynds Foundation philanthropic support, and other community and charitable support throughout the country.

Unleashed Facility

Founding partner of the Unleashed Facility at University of Auckland and Funder of Lead Professor

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From Pipes to Playgrounds

Murrays Bay Primary School get creative with some PE Pipe

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Our Products

He rawa mo te anamata, ā, haere ake nei

Protecting New Zealand’s Waterways

From its early inception close to five decades ago, Hynds has been focused on delivering positive change with industry-leading and sustainable solutions. The manufacture of products to support stormwater and wastewater treatment, and ultimately to protect the environment, remains at the heart of our product innovation today.

Wastewater Treatment

Design and manufacture wastewater treatment products that treat wastewater onsite before it is discharged to the receiving environment. See Products >

Smarterwater Solutions

We are developing Smart technology products and solutions which will allow real-time measuring of the health of our waterways and wider environment

Carbon Emissions Reduction

Addressing the effects of climate change is a huge challenge that we all face. Hynds believes that addressing climate change will make us better off and is committed to New Zealand’s transition to a low-emissions economy. Hynds has committed to a 42% reduction in Scope 1(direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) carbon emissions by 2032. This target is based on the goal to limit warming by 1.5˚C (SBTi, 2021a).

Our target is aligned to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

Combined scope 1 and 2 emissions for 2021 were 6,952tCO2e

Hynds’ carbon footprint is dominated by Scope 3 emissions so we will also engage with our key supply partners to also adopt science-based targets.

The Hynds Group’s, organisational carbon footprint was completed by ThinkstepANZ in 2021.

The carbon footprint calculations and assumptions were based on ISO 14064-1: 2018 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol).

Telarc Health and Safety ISO 45001
Telarc Quality ISO 9001