Heletranz Helicopters is Proudly Qualmark Gold
Heletranz Helicopters is committed to sustainability. Reducing our impact on the environment and making our business and those we partner with, more sustainable. As we grow and develop, we’re committed to making a difference to our business, and to the communities within which we operate.
“As an operator, we’re concerned about climate change so chose to commit to going Toitū net carbonzero. It’s our responsibility to minimise our impact as much as possible to ensure that our sensitive environments are protected for future generations to come.” Adam Joyce, CEO, INFLITE Tourism Group
Kaitiakitanga – the guardianship and protection of our natural & cultural environment
Manaakitanga – the respect and generosity we show our guests & each other
As a tourism operator we feel that it is our responsibility to take ownership of the way we operate and ensure that we are reducing and minimizing harm to the environment where ever possible in our daily operations. We are dedicated to achieving a more efficient approach to our operation to become the best we can be.
We began with small steps which eventually led to us partnering with Toitū Envirocare in 2018. We initially partnered with Toitū with the intention to measure our carbon footprint and put in place strategies to reduce our carbon emissions. During our measurement period, we decided why not go all the way and commit to carbonzero – the rest was history!
Fast forward to 30th September 2019: INFLITE is a Toitū net carbonzero certified organisation. We have put in place a management plan to reduce emissions by 2022 through initiatives such as:
- More efficient passenger loading where ever possible (aircraft & shuttles)
- Flying more fuel efficient routes
- Quicker shutdowns and reducing idle times
Excellence in: Sustainability
Heletranz Helicopters is committed to sustainability. We care for the natural environment that we are honoured to share with our customers. We seek to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.
> Do more with less & act sustainably
> Actively consider the consequences of our actions on the environment
- Articulated sustainability plan covering environmental, cultural, local community, waste and recycling, carbon emission and offset.
- Qualmark Gold accreditation.
- Regional development and community engagement plans.
- Tiaki promise and Tourism Sustainability Commitment – high level of engagement and commitment throughout business.
New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. Tiaki – Care for New Zealand was created through a collective desire to share a connection to the natural world, inspiring and helping visitors to travel safely and conscientiously. The Tiaki kaupapa invites your visitors to see the world through this lens. To feel a closer connection with the people and place around them. To commit to a promise to care for New Zealand. The Tiaki website has information, tools and assets to help you, your team and visitors embrace Tiaki and bring these important principles to life. Find more information about Tiaki Promise here
Heletranz Helicopter is proudly Tourism New Zealand Qualmark Gold placing us in an elite group of NZ tourism operators. A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences and identifies those businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.