Signature Homes cares deeply about our environment, and we actively partner with our customers, suppliers and other organisations to protect and enhance the unique biodiversity of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Two of our most significant partnerships are with Trees That Count, where for every home we build, native trees are planted to mitigate our construction emissions, and Save the Kiwi where we donate funds to help save our national bird.
Our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created from the construction of each Signature Homes home will be countered by planting native trees with Trees That Count. Through our current build programme we expect to plant approximately 45,000 native trees a year, making us one of Trees That Count’s most significant contributors.
Our partnership with Save the Kiwi is our investment in New Zealand’s natural environment. Together with our customers, we will be making a substantial contribution to the kiwi recovery programme, Save the Kiwi.
Native tree-planting plays an essential role in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, strengthening New Zealand's biodiversity and helping communities thrive. Native trees are not planted to be felled – they will live for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, providing a habitat for native birds and a legacy for future generations.
We see a kiwi as so much more than just an icon for Aotearoa, New Zealand; they are a strong indicator of the health of our environment. For example, more kiwi present in an area suggests fewer predators around, and fewer predators means more opportunity for other native birds and insects to thrive.