Why being a responsible business is important to us

We’re a successful business and we want to help other people and organisations succeed too. By respecting and supporting communities and reducing our impact on the environment, we can make a long-term contribution to our employees, investors, business partners, people in South Auckland, Auckland and New Zealand and the global community.

Being a responsible business makes good business sense too. For example, it helps us reduce our operating costs and attract talented people to build our ‘airport of the future’.

You can read about our progress here: Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Where we focus

We have identified four 'communities and set an aspiration for each:

  • At home – we want to be an employer of choice
  • Our neighbourhood (our airport precinct and South Auckland) – we want to be a good neighbour
  • Our country – we want to be a great New Zealand business
  • Around the world – we want to be a good global citizen

What we focus on

  1. Empowering people through education
  2. Helping people into sustainable employment
  3. Protecting the natural environment

People in the communities we are a part of, including South Auckland, tell us these things matter to them. Education, employment and the environment are also relevant to the United Nations’ global sustainable development goals.

We also focus on activities that use our specialist airport skills and resources to benefit our communities. For example, our firefighters support local charities by raising funds from generous travellers in our terminals.

In our ‘home’ community we put our efforts into making Auckland Airport a great place to work. For example, we help keep our employees safe, pay them fairly and help them build their careers.