Heartland is dedicated to sustainable practices which minimise its environmental impact, positively contribute to its communities and enhance the lives of its people and customers. Heartland’s sustainability strategy is built on three key pillars: social equity, environmental conservation and economic prosperity.
Caring for Heartland’s people, customers and community
The Manawa Ako internship programme saw its biggest cohort yet over summer 2020/21, with 45 participants joining the Heartland team for six weeks. Manawa Ako is designed to provide opportunities for the next generation of Māori and Pasifika to experience working in the financial sector and a corporate environment.
Heartland continues to focus on developing its future female leaders, welcoming a new cohort to its Kia Eke group, a support network and talent development programme for women at an earlier career stage. The Rangatahi (Youth) Advisory Board has also expanded, with women now making up 56% of the board.
Acting as kaitiaki of the natural environment
As a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition, Heartland has started to measure and publish its GHG emissions and has set a reduction target of 35% over the next five years.
The Heartland Green Team was established, consisting of Heartland employees who are keen to spearhead sustainability initiatives, both internally within the company and externally to suppliers and customers.
Creating sustainable economic outcomes for our stakeholders
The Heartland team developed a financial literacy programme targeted at New Zealand school leavers, seeking to bridge gaps in financial literacy.
In response to COVID-19, Heartland launched a product called Heartland Extend designed to give Business and Consumer loan customers the flexibility to increase or decrease their repayment amounts to reflect their current situation.
Heartland announces its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets
Posted 31st March 2021
Heartland is pleased to announce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets – an important milestone towards the sustainability goals published in its FY2020 Annual Report.
Heartland believes it’s important to acknowledge Māori culture within the workplace. We recognise that when we get it right for Māori, we build a foundation to improve the social equity of our workplace.