Our Intention to be a Future-Fit Business.

NZTech’s mission is to support a values-led, nationally connected tech community that is collectively lifting equity, sustainability, and prosperity for all in Aotearoa New Zealand. We aspire to become Future-Fit Business because we believe that our long-term success is tied to the value we provide to society.

Although our direct physical footprint is small, we recognise that we still have a responsibility to strive to do no harm to people or planet in the course of our work. Since 2022 we have been using the Future-Fit Business Benchmark to assess and improve our performance in environmental, social, and governance terms. This has enabled us to identify, prioritise and address shortfalls and we are committed to continuing our Future-Fit journey. A full breakdown of NZTech’s progress can be found in our Annual ESG Report available on the NZTech website.

We recognise that significant opportunities exist for NZTech to create positive impact, and speed up society’s transition to future-fitness, through the leadership and support we offer to our members. This speaks directly to our mission and vision. We are exploring the Positive Pursuits as a methodology to evaluate and describe the positive impact we are creating to enable a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous Aotearoa New Zealand.

We will lead by example and encourage other businesses to do the same by continuing to share our progress annually through our Annual Report available on the NZTech website.

Online commitment statement.

NZTech, the not-for-profit umbrella association for the technology ecosystem in New Zealand, manages 15 tech associations with over 2,000 members who collectively employ more than 10% of the New Zealand workforce. Climate change and sustainability are a strategic focus for the organisation and recently the NZTech Board set out to identify a best in class international tool to help NZTech assess its climate impact and provide an opportunity to support our members understand their impact.  The Future-Fit Business Benchmark was chosen as it brings together a wealth of global research into a tool that enables businesses to assess and monitor not only their climate impact, but also their social impact. Using this online tool we have assessed NZTech across multiple ESG break-even goals and have now started to work on our role in supporting Positive Pursuits.

Graeme Muller, CEO, NZTech