We're committed to giving back to the communities we work in. We are actively involved in supporting community organisations and have implemented our own processes to support sustainable practices in our own organisation too.

Sustainability initiative

At EPL we take our commitment to the environment seriously. We prefer to design with recyclability in mind from the outset, using a selection of recyclable compounds.

We have been part of the Plastics New Zealand Sustainability Initiative since 2003 and we work with our partner Comspec to actively decrease the amount of waste going to the landfill. We measure our performance to actively target waste reduction to ensure we recycle paper, cardboard and other materials.

Learn more about our biopolymer developments

Trees That Count

We are a supporter of Trees That Count. Native trees are a gift to our natural environment, they absorb carbon from the atmosphere and are planted to last for decades longer. Every time we do a new development we gift native trees to be planted for community-based projects across New Zealand.

Learn more about Trees That Count

Operation Clean Up

Each year our team get involved in Keep New Zealand Beautiful's Clean Up Week campaign. We travel to various locations to support the efforts of the local community to clean up beaches, rivers and parks.

Learn more about Clean Up Week

Canterbury Westcoast Rescue Trust

We are proud supporters of the Canterbury Westcoast Rescue Helicopter. They provide a vital service and they rescued 959 people in 2018. Our support allowed the rescue helicopter to transfer a 1 day old baby with respiratory issues from Kaikoura to Christchurch

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Volunteer work

Each year the team in Thailand do a volunteer day in which they spend a day in the community supporting local organisations. This year the team volunteered at a local school and gave away ice creams and gifts.

The New Zealand Team support the Ronald McDonald Housing Charities by spending time cooking for the families staying at the Christchurch facility. RMHC New Zealand supports families when their child is in a New Zealand hospital away from home. In 2018, RMHC New Zealand provided more than 4,300 families with accommodation and support free of charge.

To Find learn more about RMHC