Lion recently, stood alongside 60 other businesses, making up nearly fifty per cent of New Zealand’s emissions, to tackle the issue of climate change.

It’s a significant move by the New Zealand business community, being praised as unprecedented by local and global organisations.  On a mission to reduce emissions in New Zealand, the group of 60 CEOs have formed the Climate Leaders Coalition to recognise the role they can play in bringing about change. Together we have signed a joint statement, which commits our company to action.

The goal of the new group is to help New Zealand transition to a low emissions economy and, in doing so, create a positive future for New Zealanders, business, and the economy.

At Lion we’ve got bold ambitions and have already set a Science Based Target aligned to the Paris agreement, to reduce our emissions by 30% by 2026 from F15 levels. We’re well on our way, and joining the coalition provides us with collective support and opportunities to collaborate and innovate to drive further change.

Climate change statement

For the generations after us, for the country we love, for the viability of our businesses, we are ambitious for action on climate change. If we act now we can forge a path to create a future that is low-emission, positive for our businesses and economy, and inclusive for all New Zealanders.

  • We are committed to playing our part to make that future real. If we don’t, our competitiveness is at risk.
  • We take climate change seriously in our business:
  • We measure our greenhouse gas emissions and publicly report on them
  • We set a public emissions reduction target consistent with keeping within 2c° of warming
  • We work with our suppliers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions We believe the transition to a low emissions economy is an opportunity to improve New Zealand’s prosperity
  • We support the Paris Agreement & New Zealand’s commitment to it
  • We support introduction of a climate commission and carbon budgets enshrined in law

The goal of the new group is to help New Zealand transition to a low emissions economy and, in doing so, create a positive future for New Zealanders, business, and the economy.

At Lion we’ve got bold ambitions and have already set a Science Based Target aligned to the Paris agreement, to reduce our emissions by 30% by 2026 from F15 levels. We’re well on our way, and joining the coalition provides us with collective support and opportunities to collaborate and innovate to drive further change.