TR Group recognises that we have a part to play in redefining the future of the transport industry. For this reason, we have put together a team that fosters and implements ideas to minimise our impact on the environment – TR Group’s Sustainability Council. Our Sustainability Council is committed to leading the way in sustainable practices that benefit the environment, our team, our customers, and future generations to come. The Sustainability Council's aim is to learn and educate by encouraging initiatives that reduce waste and improve the efficiency of our business and fleet.
TR Group has partnered with Hiringa Energy to explore the introduction of heavy fuel cell electric trucks for the New Zealand Market. The partnership builds on Hiringa’s technical expertise and relationships with international fuel cell manufacturers, integrators, and OEMs. Hiringa and TR Group will work together to ensure New Zealand-suitable solutions are available to meet heavy vehicle operators’ needs and introduce the technology to the country.
In conjunction with the support of the Energy Efficiency and Conversion Authority, TR Group aims to increase the uptake of electric heavy vehicles in New Zealand by providing transport operators easy and risk-free access to trial and learn about the technology to prove out its long- term economic viability and overall positive impact for our environment. We now have over 15 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) being operated by our lease customers around the country. The first 3 rental BEVs will go into service in January 2021 available for short term hire.
TR Group branches have improved recycling daily waste by adding multiple bins for rubbish. Previously, only plastics, glass, and cardboard were recycled and by adding in paper and organic waste bins, we can make sure that we recycle more effectively.
Our Wash Bays are equipped with high-volume tanks that collect and store rainwater off the roof. Repurposing rainwater for our truck wash is an effective way to conserve water and reduces our reliance on dams and other water sources.
Stationery and Promotional Items
Our contribution to environmental sustainability is now reflected in our stationary and promotional items. We have investigated and sourced eco-friendly alternatives for stationary and promotional materials such as notebooks, eco bags, pens, reusable mugs, etc. This way, our promotional items carry out the TR Group brand with our intentions of using merchandise that are better for the environment, be it by use of recycled materials or through encouraging reusable items.
Tyres are an essential part of our business, and in line with our goal to lessen our environmental impact, we have partnered with specialist tyre suppliers who retread tyres. Retreading tyres is a practical way to recycle worn tyres and makes them reusable. As of 2021, the uptake on retreaded tyres has been huge in New Zealand, with approximately 350,000 retreads produced annually nationwide. TR Group is proud to support all of our retread tyre suppliers, and together, we continue in carrying out our goal of creating a sustainable transport future today.