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Our Sustainability Policy

TPE Sustainability Policy


TPE accepts that it must work to preserve the environmental sustainability of the planet, at all levels of its operations – in its own practice, as a participant in a community of practice, and as a participant in New Zealand Society.

TPE aspires to minimise its impact on our environment and maximise the effective use of resources. We strive to achieve this by increasing communication and awareness of our efforts in accordance with this policy and fostering responsible environmental behaviour amongst staff, volunteers, and users at all levels.

TPE is committed not only to complying with applicable law in all of its operations but to minimise risks and impacts through the development of robust and documented systems to implement, measure, monitor, and disseminate excellent environmental performance both within its operations and to the broader community.

Hugo Plastics is a division under Thermoplastic Engineering Limited (TPE) – the statements in this policy apply to both entities.


This Environmental Sustainability Policy aims to integrate a philosophy of sustainable development into all the organisation’s activities and to establish and promote sound environmental practice in our operations.


TPE commits itself to minimising its impact on our environment through

  • Providing a safe and healthful workplace;
  • Having an environmentally sustainable aware culture, where responsibility is assigned and understood;
  • Being an environmentally responsible neighbour in our community;
  • Conserving natural resources by reusing and recycling;
  • Using in our own operations, processes that do not adversely affect the environment;
  • Ensuring the responsible use of energy throughout the organisation;
  • Participating in efforts to improve environmental protection and understanding;
  • Taking steps to improve environmental performance continually;
  • Conducting evaluations and self-assessments of the implementation of this policy;
  • Working with suppliers who promote sound environmental practices;
  • Enhancing awareness among our employees, volunteers, and users – educating and motivating them to act in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Developing products that contribute to environmental sustainability for our customers
  • Participation in the Plastics New Zealand “Operation Clean Sweep” campaign.
  • Using both fully electric and hybrid vehicles within our fleet with a commitment to increase the electrification of our fleet over time
  • Recycling our waste plastic where possible, with partners such as Marley New Zealand.