Our foundation partner - Ando
Ando is a majority-locally owned insurance agency with offices in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch. They work with New Zealand’s leading broker groups and are the general insurance partner to Kiwibank.
Working towards carbon net zero, their goal is to achieve a much bigger impact than just reducing their own footprint and that’s why they founded Trees for Transport.
As an insurance business, their environmental impact is fairly low, however they do provide cover for private and commercial vehicles. In total, the transport sector contributes approximately 40% of Aotearoa’s CO2 emissions1, and whilst we know that more sustainable technology for transport is coming, we can’t sit idle until then. So they thought this was a great starting point to do their bit for the environment.
Working with Trees That Count and local community planting groups, Ando is donating 10,000 trees each year for planting alongside our nation’s growing number of walking and cycling trails.
1Ministry for the Environment. 2023. New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2021. Wellington: Ministry for the Environment.