Building a sustainable future
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 that 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.
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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.
Waters & Farr Recovery Plant
Our world-class precast manufacturing facility at Pokeno is designed and built incorporating environmentally sustainable design principles to minimise environmental impact
All stormwater from our Pōkeno site is directed to a large stormwater pond to significantly reduce any impact we may have on our receiving environment
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 and 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 philanthropic support, and other community and charitable support throughout the country.
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.
We are developing Smart technology products and solutions which will allow real-time measuring of the health of our waterways and the wider environment
See product range at smarterwater.co.nz >
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 and is aligned with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
Hynds’ carbon footprint is dominated by Scope 3 emissions. We have therefore also committed to engage with our key supply partners to adopt science-based targets.
The Hynds Group’s organisational carbon footprint was first completed by ThinkstepANZ in 2021 and is tracked annually.
The carbon footprint calculations and assumptions were based on ISO 14064-1: 2018 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol).
Product Carbon Footprints
Hynds is committed to being transparent about the sustainability of our products. We support the work of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand to promote good practices around life cycle assessments and life cycle thinking.
Hynds is currently developing Environmental Product Declarations for our standard product ranges. While this is underway, if you require product sustainability information for your project then please contact email@example.com.