Taranaki DHB acknowledge local investors for healthcare sustainability assistance

23 December 2021

Taranaki DHB is acknowledging local company Corteva Agriscience for the generous investment into healthcare sustainability/pūmoutanga, which has recently been recognised at a regional level.

Taranaki DHB is proud to have won two sustainability awards; The Environmental Excellence Award from the TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce and the Environmental Leadership Award from the Taranaki Regional Council.

Taranaki DHB’s sustainability lead, Maria Cashmore, says the awards are a great acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment by staff from Taranaki Base and Hāwera hospitals, volunteers, and community partnerships, but wouldn’t be possible at all without the support of New Plymouth’s Corteva Agriscience.

“Taranaki DHB is the first DHB in the country to be recognised with two environmental awards and we couldn’t be prouder. Corteva partly funded the sustainability role at Taranaki DHB, without that contribution to the role we wouldn’t have been able to get the ball rolling on a lot of this work.”

Corteva Agriscience supply chain leader New Zealand-Australia, Andrew Syme says it’s great to be able to help fund Taranaki DHB’s sustainability role and projects through the Taranaki Health Foundation – a charity dedicated to raising funds for Taranaki DHB.

“Sustainability in our community and, in particular, our healthcare facilities is the way of the future. It’s been incredible to see the commitment and focus of Taranaki DHB to reach several goals in a short period of time, and we are honoured to help support them on their quest to be a more sustainable organisation.

“It’s wonderful to see Taranaki DHB receive two awards for their sustainability efforts, but the biggest success is measured by DHB staff embracing the sustainability initiatives into their work,” says Mr Syme.

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