Sustainable sourcing

In order to be a sustainable business, we must take responsibility for what we purchase, the way our products and services are used and how things are disposed of.

In 2015, we launched our new Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines the best practice behaviours we expect from suppliers, particularly around sustainability and improving transparency. Our aim is to have 100% of our suppliers compliant with this by 2020.

While compliance is critical, it is only the beginning. From stationery to jet engines, we seek to positively influence our supply chain by working closely with our suppliers to identify opportunities and achieve a common, sustainable vision.

From example, in 2016 we also became the first large company to sign a preferred supplier agreement with innovative and socially conscious start-up Eat My Lunch - now our preferred caterer for internal events. Eat My Lunch produces healthy, quality lunches while delivering genuine social benefits to New Zealand communities. For every lunch ordered the organisation provides a lunch to a child in need.

Download the Supplier Code of Conduct.

Air New Zealand Supplier Code of Conduct

Dear Air New Zealand Supplier,

At Air New Zealand we are committed to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility and ethical conduct. We have a mission to maintain operational integrity and safety always and are committed to supercharging New Zealand’s success - socially, environmentally and economically. We also recognise the importance of minimising the impact of our operations on our surroundings by operating in a sustainable manner.

We seek to engage and collaborate with suppliers who share our commitment and approach to conducting business.

The Air New Zealand Supplier Code of Conduct supports the continued application of our commitment to advance social, environmental and ethical responsibility beyond our own operations to our supply chain. We expect Air New Zealand Suppliers to meet the minimum standards defined by this Code and fully comply with all applicable laws and regulations when conducting business with Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand recognises that achieving these standards will involve a dynamic process and encourages Suppliers as a minimum to:

  1. Meet the standards set forth in this Code, or, where any standards are not met, establish clear goals toward meeting the standards set forth in this Code within an agreed time period, and
  2. Actively review, monitor and modify their management processes and business operations to ensure they facilitate continuous improvement


You can download the Air New Zealand Supplier Code of Conduct here.

Please take action
We request that an authorised person from your organisation completes this short online questionnaire to affirm your organisation's commitment to sustainable business practices, and our Supplier Code of Conduct. The questionnaire can be accessed by clicking the “Next Page” button.

We thank you for supporting our commitment to responsible business practices, and for embracing sustainability as a critical business requirement. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at sustainablesourcing@airnz.co.nz or leave your feedback at the end of the questionnaire.

Yours truly,
Andy Richards
GM Procurement
Air New Zealand

Complete supplier code of conduct questionnaire