From Our CEO - Fletcher Building

Building sustainably everyday
Sustainability report
November 2013
Building sustainably everyday
2. Contents
3. From the chief executive
4. Product life-cycle
5. Sourcing raw materials
6. Designing sustainable products
7. Manufacturing sustainably
8. Reducing CO2 emissions
10. Health and safety
11. Distribution of products
12. Design of buildings
13. Construction and installation
14. End of life: reducing and managing waste
15. Our people
17. Our communities
Fletcher Building’s annual sustainability report
records some of our progress as we work to
improve our economic, environmental, social
and governance performance.
Visit our website for updates
on our sustainability initiatives during the year.
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2013 report highlights
Total Recordable Frequency Injury Rate in
our construction division fell by 26 per
cent in the 2013 financial year.
Decra Roofing beats reduction targets for
stone chip waste for an annual cost saving
of $US190,000.
Achieved a reduction in carbon emissions
intensity of 3.5% between 2007 and 2012.
Pacific Steel recognised for encouraging
engagement in health and safety at New
Zealand’s largest health and safety awards.
Dimond awarded the ACC Workplace
Safety Award at the Champion
Canterbury Business Awards.
Fletcher Building named in the 2012 NZX50
Carbon Disclosure Project Leadership Index.
Rocla Quarry Products awarded for being a
rehabilitation and restoration leader in the
Australian quarrying and mining industries
Ongoing improvement to the way
we engage and develop staff, build
leadership capability.
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From our Chief Executive
Welcome to Fletcher Building’s annual sustainability report
As Australasia’s largest, integrated manufacturer and distributor of building materials, Fletcher Building is
committed to our role as an environmental steward in providing innovative products and building smarter.
We make a significant investment in developing sustainable and efficient manufacturing and construction
practices and I’m pleased to share with you the progress we have made this year.
Fletcher Building’s life-cycle approach to sustainability – from the sourcing of raw materials to product design and
recycling – is reflected in the structure of this report.
Employee health and safety and the reduction of carbon emissions from our operations remains a primary area of
focus and I’m pleased to report the Total Recordable Frequency Injury Rate in our construction division fell by
26 per cent in the 2013 financial year.
We also achieved our goal of reducing group CO2 emissions intensity by 3.5% between 2007 and
the end of 2012. Total CO2 emissions and energy use was reduced by 13% . In February, Fletcher Building was
the only New Zealand manufacturer named in the 2012 NZX50 Carbon Disclosure Project Leadership Index.
Sustainable thinking has a major influence on innovation and product development across Fletcher Building and a
number of our businesses are developing products and solutions to meet emerging customer preferences in the
area of environmental sustainability. Examples include: window glazing systems with a thermal break to reduce
heat loss, steel and foundation solutions designed for seismically-active environments, and the use of
sustainably-sourced materials in our Laminates products.
More examples of the ways we continue to raise the bar for sustainable performance in the construction industry
are outlined in this report, and recognised in the various industry awards we have celebrated this year.
Becoming a more sustainable organisation also motivates our major business transformation programme FB
UNITE, and this year that’s involved putting in place programmes of manufacturing and supply-chain
excellence as part of a long list of goals for improving our group performance.
As a result of the bold changes we’re making, Fletcher Building will be a stronger, more sustainable company –
continuing to give our customers cost-effective, innovative solutions for generations to come.
Mark Adamson
“We are committed to our
role as an environmental
steward in providing innovative
and building smarter.”
Mark Adamson
Fletcher Building Chief Executive
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Product life cycle
Reducing the
footprint of our
Design sustainably
Water stewardship
Reduce energy use
Sustainable building solutions
Re-use recycle
Reduce CO2
Sustainable resource extraction
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Sourcing raw
Making sure we source our
materials sustainably is a
crucial first-step in the
manufacturing process
Rehabilitation and restoration
Two of our businesses are involved in extracting raw materials
from the ground: Winstone Aggregates - New Zealand's largest
manufacturer and distributor of aggregates and sands, and
Australian sand mining business Rocla Quarry Products.
When a quarry site is vacated, Winstone and Rocla both take
steps to restore the site so wildlife and vegetation can
Restoring the Banksia woodlands
Across many of its West Australian operations, Rocla Quarry
Products has been working with local authorities and the Kings
Park Plant Science Division, a revegetation research
organisation, on landscape rehabilitation to restore the Banksia
woodland environment.
Restoring the biodiverse woodland communities is a long and
involved process involving seed collection, storage and care,
top soil movement and storage, seed replanting and ongoing
site monitoring.
It can take years and considerable investment before the longterm success of restoration efforts is known. Rocla has now
restored almost 200ha of land across two sites still in
operation, with further rehabilitation carried out at other
quarry sites that have reached their end of life. In the 2013
financial year approximately 7.5ha of land was restored.
Rocla’s achievements in land restoration are internationally
recognised. In conjunction with the University of Western
Australia and the Western Australia state government, Rocla
is publishing a guide for its mining industry peers to replicate
its success.
Protecting Auckland Green Gecko
Winstone Aggregates has now planted more than 50,000
trees across its quarry sites in New Zealand and relocated
more than 39 endangered Auckland Green Gecko in
conjunction with the Department of Conservation and local
iwi (indigenous people) at its Hunua Quarry.
All Winstone sites have extensive land management plans in
place that include replanting native bush, re-shaping the land
or backfilling it to create ponds and pasture once mining is
complete. When the right steps are taken, trees, birds, bees
and aquatic life can be sustained in these areas.
Winstone Aggregates
has planted more than
50,000 trees across its
former quarry sites.
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manufacturing begins
with sustainable design
Improving the environmental performance
and credentials of our building products and
services is an ongoing process across the
Fletcher Building group.
Sustainable thinking about product design is
demonstrated in a number of Fletcher Building
products, including: steel and foundation
solutions designed for seismically-active
environments; window glazing systems with
a thermal break to reduce heat loss through
the aluminium frames; insulated concrete
floors and masonry products.
Many of these products have been developed to
align with external building rating criteria
and to gain environmental standard certification.
Our building products meet the requirements of
building ratings schemes, such as the
New Zealand and Australian Green Star-rating
tools. Many of our products also comply with
environmentally-preferable product systems,
such as Environmental Choice New Zealand.
Life-cycle assessment information is now
available for a number of our building products.
Product insight: Firth Industries RibRaft®
TC3 foundation solution.
In Christchurch there are about 28,000 properties in technical
category 3 (TC3) areas where damage from liquefaction is
possible in future large earthquakes.
This year Firth Industries launched RibRaft®’s TC3 Foundation
System - designed to help Christchurch home owners deal with
earthquake liquefaction in any future earthquakes.
About 12,500 of these homes have major foundation and pile
damage requiring thorough investigation of the ground around
them before building can take place.
RibRaft® TC3 uses a world-first, dual-slab design, which helps
the upper slab re-level easily if the built structure moves.
Levelling occurs through jacking points inserted in the top slab,
which can be wound up or down by a rattle-gun.
Firth general manager Andrew Moss expects RibRaft®TC3 to
be used in non TC3 areas by homeowners who want to
future-proof their investment.
RibRaft® is seismically strong, energy efficient and cost effective
thanks to reduced labour requirements for installation.
It is also less disruptive on the land as it requires less excavation.
“After eight months in development we have now created a
viable, cost effective TC3 foundation option which will help
give home owners and builders more peace of mind,”
Mr Moss says.
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Manufacturing sustainably
We’re transforming the way we
manufacture our products,
with a focus on minimal
environmental impact
10 pillar approach
In 2013, under the umbrella of our
FBUnite business transformation
programme, Fletcher Building began
putting in place programmes of
manufacturing and supply-chain
excellence as part of a long list of goals
for improving our group performance.
Embedding these programmes, which
range from establishing common
manufacturing practices and processes
to improving supervisor training and
oversight, is a process that will take
up to five years.
Looking at manufacturing excellence
specifically, the diagram outlines our
key areas of focus. From our efforts to
make improvements across areas we
expect to see:
A safer working environment
Quality improvements through
process variability reduction
Productivity gains through efficiency
Cost savings
Improved morale through staff
empowerment and involvement
Reduced environmental impacts.
The 10 pillars of manufacturing excellence.
Manufacturing excellence
Safety & wellbeing
Deployment of objectives
Planning and WIP reduction
Environment & sustainability
Employee development
Efficiency control
Product & process standardisation
Matakohe-Limestone Island,
on the coast from Golden Bay
Cement’s Portland manufacturing
facility, is now a safe place for raising
kiwi chicks in the Whangarei Harbour
Supplier development
Quality assurance system
Organising and cleaning
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Reducing CO2
We met our target of reducing
carbon emissions by 5%
between 2007 and 2012
As a largely manufacturing-based business, a key focus
when it comes to environmental performance is to
reduce our energy use and carbon emissions.
Emissions from our New Zealand operations amounted to
701,329 tonnes, while Australian operations emitted 405,339
tonnes and international 158,721 tonnes.
The end of 2012 marked the end of our five-year target to
reduce our overall group carbon emissions by
5 percent. We achieved that goal, with a total reduction of 13%.
We also achieved a reduction of 3.5% in our emissions
Emissions volumes have increased in New Zealand this year,
reflecting the rise in production volumes as the economy
Emissions intensity across our glasswool insulation
manufacturing facilities decreased by 17 per cent between 2007
and 2012, after the a gas-fired furnace at our Auckland plant
was converted to an electric version. This reduced emissionsintensity per tonne by an impressive 50 per cent. Process and
input improvements at our Dandenong,
Australia glasswool facility saw emissions intensity
reduced by 10 percent.
We have now set a target to reduce emissions across the group
by a further 10 per cent between 2012 and 2020.
Our Energy and CO2 inventory is updated every six months,
and provisional figures for the 2013 financial year reveal total
CO2 emissions of 1,265,389 tonnes – a decrease of 5,565 on
the same time last year. This includes the CO2 emitted during
the generation of electricity used by Fletcher Building.
Reduced emissions
Our total CO2
emissions and
energy use were
reduced by 13%
Our six most emissions-intensive products contribute
about 75 per cent of all group emissions, as illustrated on
the next page.
Fletcher Building continues to participate in the Carbon
Disclosure Project, requiring us to report how we manage
the risks and opportunities of climate change and provide
a complete inventory of our annual energy use and
CO2 emissions.
In February, we were the only New Zealand manufacturer
named in the 2012 NZX50 Carbon Disclosure Project
Leadership Index, which requires a company to be in
the top 10% of respondents in terms of the quality and
completeness of their disclosures and to demonstrate
a measured understanding of climate change issues,
risks and opportunities.
We have set a target to
reduce emissions across the
group by a further 10% by 2020
“Our external energy
audits have provided
significant costsavings to our
businesses, and
reduced their
emissions output.”
John McArthur,
Fletcher Building
Carbon Reporting
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Fletcher Building’s six most emissions-intensive products (manufacturing process)
FY12 emissions
FY13 emissions
Total (tCO2e)
Efficiency (tCO2e/t)
Total (tCO2e)
Efficiency (tCO2e/t)
Decorative laminates
Total (tCO2e)
Efficiency (kgCO2e/m2)
Fibreglass insulation
Total (tCO2e)
Efficiency (tCO2e/t)
Total (tCO2e)
Efficiency (tCO2e/t)
Total (tCO2e)
Efficiency (tCO2e/m3)
energy use
Driven by the FBUnite business transformation programme,
operational and process improvements are being put in place
across the group and are expected to reduce energy use
across our sites.
Fletcher Building is working with the New Zealand
Government’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
(EECA) to identify energy-saving initiatives across our New
Zealand operations. With EECA’s assistance, nine Fletcher
Building businesses have carried out energy audits and
assessments, and the savings they identified have been
Our target through the EECA programme is to reduce total
New Zealand energy usage by 5 per cent between September
2012 and June 2014. EECA’s help in meeting
this target will contribute positively to our group carbon
emissions reduction target of 10 per cent by 2020.
The introduction of dedicated software to capture and report
on energy use and CO2 emissions will help monitor progress
towards our energy savings targets
Savings from energy-efficient LED lighting
Our premium decorative surface manufacturer Laminex
has reduced its energy use as a result of our agreement
with EECA.
By installing energy-efficient LED lighting and improving
lighting management systems, Laminex has dramatically
reduced lighting energy use at its Hamilton manufacturing
facility from 660,000kWh to 140,000kWh – an 80 per cent
reduction, resulting in an annual cost saving of $80,000.
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and safety
FB Unite has been a catalyst
for integrating health and safety
into operational management.
Health and safety in manufacturing
Group TRIFR rate (all operations)
A priority this year has been to mitigate the risk of fires and
explosions in our high-temperature manufacturing facilities.
External process-safety audits at our four most high-risk
facilities is helping drive this improvement.
A group-wide training programme developed by the Fletcher
Building Learning Academy ensures on-site managers are
competent in safety leadership and understand emerging
regulatory requirements.
Progress: As a result, we’ve made good progress in terms of
our health and safety performance this year.
The total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) – the measure
of the total injuries per million employee and contractor hours – fell
to 6.8 from 8.5 the previous year.(See graph). This compares with
a figure of more than 60 just a decade ago.
Despite our progress, serious injuries still occur. During the past
year, 15 employees and contractors suffered serious injuries,
including 10 severe lacerations and five fractures. Each of these
incidents has been investigated and measures to mitigate
associated risks have been introduced.
We are pleased to report the Total Recordable Frequency Injury
Rate in our construction division fell by 26 per cent in the 2013
financial year, from 8.64 to 6.40.
Dimond wins ACC
Workplace Safety Award at
the Champion Canterbury
Business Awards 2013
Our coated steel business Dimond
was proud to receive this award, which
recognises exemplary workplace safety
systems and procedures, and a ‘safety
first’ approach to business.
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Dimond’s vision is to achieve zero harm
and to ensure all employees go home
safely to their families at the end of each
day. Safety starts with employment
contracts, which see
at least 5% of every employee’s role
allocated to health and safety. A safety
leadership survey revealed Dimond’s
front line managers spend more than
10% of their role engaged in health and
safety. This level of engagement
empowers Dimond’s employees to
respond to anything they see which
has the potential to cause harm.
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Distribution of
Thinking smarter about
how we store and transport our
FB Unite helping to reduce our
physical footprint
A systematic review of all business units. taking place as
part of FB Unite, is aimed at driving efficiency across our
operations – with a focus on procurement, our property portfolio
and logistics.
The Fletcher Building property portfolio is currently sizeable,
international and diverse. As we work to create collaboration
and be more efficient, we will begin to co-locate business units
on shared Fletcher Building sites and introduce
open-plan office environments.
A network optimisation work stream is underway to rationalise
the freight and logistics and distribution footprints of business
units across Fletcher Building.
At the same time, we’re investing a lot to better leverage
the size and scale of Fletcher Building in sourcing and
procurement across the group. Procurement activities
are primarily conducted at a business unit level, with little crossgroup coordination. There are significant opportunities for
Fletcher Building to take a more coordinated approach across
the group and to consolidate the group’s supplier
base – leading to improved efficiency and financial savings.
Transport initiatives at
Winstone Aggregates
Winstone Aggregates – New Zealand’s
largest manufacturer and distributor of
aggregates and sands, was an early
adopter of the SAFED NZ programme,
which helps organisations reduce fuel
and maintenance costs, CO2 emissions
and to improve safety.
Since adopting the programme 18
months ago, Winstone has improved
fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by as
much as 7 per cent and reduced
accident rates and maintenance costs.
Winstone Aggregates has 73 trucks
in its national fleet with 81 drivers
who have completed SAFED, which
requires them to sit two practical tests.
Once any driver has completed
SAFED, we then have a program of
continuous 3-monthly follow up training
with an in-house SAFED accredited
Winstone Aggregates is also one of the
first companies to be awarded High
Productivity Motor Vehicle permits for
routes on which it is allowed to carry
increased loads.
We currently have about 25 permits
across New Zealand.
The permits were established by the
New Zealand Transport Authority as a
way to reduce truck movements on the
road network by enabling trucks on
permitted routes to carry 51.8 tonneloads as opposed to the standard 41tonne limit.
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Design of buildings
We’re focussed on energy-efficiency in
our construction process, from project
conception through to completion
“We’re increasingly
being engaged
at the concept
stages of large
commercial projects
to offer practical
on green building”
Graham Darlow
Chief Executive
LEFT: Chief executive construction
Graham Darlow talks with ASB chief
executive Barbara Chapman outside the
bank’s new head office at Auckland’s
Wynyard Quarter.
Green buildings
Fletcher Building is recognised as an industry leader in
delivering sustainable ‘green’ building projects, having
received a number of environmental awards for civil
engineering, marine and commercial projects. This expertise
means we are increasingly being involved at the conceptual
stages of large commercial projects when choices about
design, construction methods and materials are made.
Fletcher Construction also sits on the advisory board of the
University of Auckland’s Sustainable Built Environments
Research Centre, which is researching the sustainability
of New Zealand’s built environments and working with
the industry to find improvements.
Our leading edge ‘green build’ projects include:
Meridian Energy Building, Wellington – New Zealand’s
first 5-star new build Greenstar design rating building.
Zurich House, Queen Street, Auckland – New Zealand’s
first 5-star refurbished Greenstar design and built
rated building.
BNZ Centreport, Wellington - 5-star new build Greenstar
design rating.
Ormiston Senior College, Auckland – New Zealand’s first
5-star Educational Greenstar design rating building.
ASB North Wharf, Auckland - 5-star new build Greenstar
design rating.
ASB Tower Albert Street – currently working with Auckland
Council on its sustainable, energy efficient
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and installation
Sustainability efforts are focussed
on waste reduction, recycling &
energy-efficient construction
Honours and awards
Site safety
Archaeological awareness
Fletcher Construction has received
many awards for its commercial and
infrastructure projects, either directly or
through projects it has been involved in.
Award-winning projects in the past year
• New Lynn rail trench – Supreme
winner and NZ Transportation
Infrastructure category winner,
NZ Engineering Excellence
Awards 2012.
• 2012 IPENZ Arthur Mead
sustainability award for Ormiston
Senior College Auckland
• 2012 NZIOB sustainability award highly commended
• 2012 NZIOB innovation
award – winner
• Numerous environmental and roading
awards – Victoria Park Tunnel,
We are pleased to report the Total
Recordable Frequency Injury Rate in
our construction division fell by 26 percent
in the 2013 financial year,
from 8.64 to 6.40.
When working on large infrastructure
construction projects it is not uncommon to
come across archaeological artefacts.
Initiatives to improve safety on our
constructions sites include:
In February 2013 Fletcher Earthquake
Recovery and EQC launched Safe 6 a safety programme focussing on the
six most fatal risks on the Canterbury
Home Repair Programme including:
falls from height, working in confined
or restricted spaces, electrical danger,
use of motor vehicles and asbestos
Fletcher Construction became a
founding signatory of the Canterbury
Rebuild Safety Charter on July 4. This
agreement between Government and
businesses aims to promote safety in
the repair and rebuild process.
This year Fletcher Construction worked
with New Zealand Historic Paces Trust
to produce an instructional DVD for
our workers – aimed at increasing
their appreciation of archaeology
archaeological process and
relevant regulation.
The DVD is included in our site induction
tool kit for Fletcher Construction staff.
“Our key health and safety priority is mitigating the risks that
could result in serious injuries and fatalities. External process
safety audits of our most high risk facilities are helping drive
this improvement.”
Hans Buwalda, Group Environment, Health & Safety Manager
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End of life:
Reducing and
managing our waste
When it comes to the
end-of-life of our products,
we endeavour to find ways
to treat waste as a resource
that can be used
Waste wood is used instead of coal to fire the kiln
at the Portland cement facility in Whangarei.
Business insight:
Decra Roofing beats goal in
reducing stone chip waste
In Corona, California, our DECRA manufacturing
facility this year reduced its stone chip waste by
296 metric tonnes or 32% – slashing its annual
stone chip costs by $US 190,000 and beating the
goal set last year for a 30% reduction. In addition,
the site now diverts all remaining stone chip waste
from landfill to be recycled, providing further annual
savings of $US20,000.
DECRA Roofing
& recycle
Significant recycling efforts are occurring in
Christchurch where Winstone Wallboards is a
partner in an initiative to reuse the gypsum in
plasterboard for the manufacture of cement.
This has reduced the volume of waste plasterboard
sent to landfill by 3000 tonnes in
the first year. As a result, volumes of plasterboard
being recycled each year have increased by 200
per cent, or the equivalent of 300,000 full-sized
plasterboard sheets.
Greater volumes of recycled glass are now used at
our glasswool insulation manufacturing operations.
Tasman Insulation has this year reduced the
volume of waste to landfill, per tonne of product
produced, by 12 per cent and 6% in Christchurch
and Auckland respectively.
Smart water recycling
at Pukekawa Quarry &
sand plant
Water used to wash and classify sand and
aggregate at the Pukekawa Quarry and Sand
Plant south of Auckland, is taken from the
process water supply pond, pumped to the
sand processing plant and discharged to water
treatment ponds where it is eventually reused in the
sand and aggregate processing plant. This water
recycling system is as close to a closed-circuit
system as possible.
Using recycled water ponds has significantly
reduced the volumes of water taken from the
Waikato River each day – from more than 5000
cubic metres per day to less than 1000 cubic
metres. As the quarry pit is enlarged and
deepened, the site will become self-sufficient
in water and will not require this additional take
from the Waikato River.
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Our people
We’re getting better
at developing
and nurturing
our talent
Education and talent development
Providing employment opportunities
Our goal is to be an employer of choice, so
recruiting the right people and providing them with the
opportunities to build a career path is critical.
This year we introduced better structured and more
targeted staff training programmes across the group,
and launched two new, customised leadership
In 2013 we provided employment opportunities for 62 people
through partnerships with Te Puni Kokiri, Limited Services Volunteer,
Work and Income and the Department of Corrections.
- Branching Out to support our 800 frontline branch
managers across Australia and New Zealand.
- Leaders Edge – challenging our business leaders
with activities that provide access to industry
experts and mentors to provide real-time support in
solving critical business issues. Scenario analysis,
strategy execution and change leadership form
just a small part of the four-module programme.
We also introduced a programme of divisional and
group-wide talent conferences and improved our
online talent tracking and assessment tools.
Improving employee communication
In 2012 we held our first company-wide employee
engagement survey, FBuSay. This was made
available to all 19,000 Fletcher Building employees
internationally and translated in 17 languages.
The results of FBuSay have been used across the
group this year, inspiring improved communication
processes and physical workplace improvements.
FBuSay will be rolled out again in early 2014 to
provide greater insight into how workplace
culture has improved.
One of our most significant one-off technology
investments is currently underway in the form of
a multi-stage global intranet project. The intranet
environment will be the hub of communication
for our 19,000 staff, dramatically improving on
our current intranet platform and enhancing
communication, collaboration and engagement.
We are proud to be the principal sponsor of the First Foundation –
an educational trust founded to give teenagers with plenty of talent,
but few financial resources, a pathway through university study.
In 2013 we funded 6 scholarships for highly achieving school
leavers from low decile schools. As well as helping financially
Fletcher Building also provides them with work experience and
mentoring opportunities across our businesses.
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During the year the Remuneration
Committee approved a diversity policy
that will drive greater participation across
the Fletcher Building group with the
specific focus of creating a more diverse
and inclusive workplace.
(See table to the left).
Directors were pleased to see that over
the past year the number of female
senior leaders increased from 14% to
16%. There will be an ongoing focus to
ensure this trend continues. The board
composition remains unchanged from
2012: there are eight directors, with 25%
being women.
We are also into our fourth year of
participation with the Global Women
programme and continue to have
board representation on the Equal
Employment Opportunities Trust.
Diversity objective
How we
Assess Fletcher Building’s
current levels of diversity,
beyond gender diversity,
and identify where gaps
exist and recommend
further initiatives as
• Analyse Fletcher Building’s global FBuSay employee survey against diversity metrics; use this to
drive initiatives.
Establish initiatives for
increasing diversity in
sourcing and selection.
• Scoping and implementation of a sourcing and recruitment strategy for attracting and building
diversity in areas of critical capability. This will include a youth recruitment strategy targeted at
current skills gaps.
• Continued audit of diversity activities.
• Review of flexible working and parental leave policies to ensure they actively support the needs of
our entire workforce.
• Monitor pay parity across the group in annual review cycle.
• Designing Fletcher Building employment brand campaigns to appeal to specific minority groups.
• Hiring manager education to understand the value of seeking a diverse set of candidates and
building teams with diverse sets of capabilities and approaches.
• Monitoring diversity of applicants and hires, and analyse for barriers or issues.
Establish initiatives for
increasing diversity in senior
leadership roles.
Chief executive corporate services
Kate Daly developing work with senior Fletcher
Building teams
• Implementation of strategies to enable our leaders to recognise the value of diversity in
developing a winning culture.
• Our newly developed leadership practices set out diversity related expectations against which all
our people are assessed. The leadership practices will be embedded into the performance
management cycle, the entry point to leadership programmes and other development resources.
• Implementation of our Fletcher Building talent management framework to enable the identification
and development of high potential and diverse contributors to our workforce.
Establish initiatives for
increasing diversity-related
recognition and
• Continue to promote youth employment opportunities through our external partnerships.
This includes: placement of Māori cadets in our business with Te Puni Kōkiri; provision of
opportunities to beneficiaries in Christchurch in partnership with the Ministry for Social
Development; and sponsoring First Foundation scholarships.
• Other external partnerships include participation with the Global Women programme and
continued board representation on the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust and the Employers
Disability Network.
• Annual Fletcher Building excellence awards will continue to recognise work place diversity
and excellence inside the company.
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Our businesses
perform valuable
work in their
across the globe
Christchurch has been the focus of a
lot of our community support and
sponsorship activity in recent years.
This year Fletcher Building sponsored
the Christchurch Arts Festival and the
Champion Canterbury Business Awards
in October.
The support of these two events follow the
$6m we donated to Canterbury soon after
the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
Of those funds, $4m has been put toward
the restoration of the historic Christchurch
Arts Centre.
We are also a foundation sponsor of the
University of Canterbury Quake Centre,
which works with the engineering and
construction industries on joint-venture
earthquake engineering research
projects, training initiatives and product
development, while building on
New Zealand’s established reputation
in earthquake engineering.
Organisations we sponsor
and support include:
Fletcher Building:
First Foundation, Auckland Rescue
Helicopter Trust, Christchurch Arts
Festival, University of Canterbury
Quake Centre, Champion Canterbury
Business Awards
Habitat for Humanity
Tasman Insulation:
Pink® Batts® Heartland Championship,
NZRU rugby referees, LiteClub
The Prostate Cancer Foundation –
Blue September, Super Rugby,
Registered Master Builder Federation House of the Year, HIVE and New
Zealand rally driver Haydon Paddon.
Winstone Aggregates:
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
of New Zealand, Maungatautari
Ecological Island, Ambury Park Centre
for Riding Therapy, Youth in Industry
The Laminex Group:
The Designers Institute of New Zealand,
Green Building Council of Australia,
New Zealand Green Building Council
Fletcher Construction (Engineering): The
Faculty of Engineering at the University of
Auckland, Canterbury University College
of Engineering
Golden Bay Cement:
Friends of Matakohe-Limestone Island
Contact us
Registered offices
New Zealand
Fletcher Building Limited
Private Bag 92 114
Auckland 1142
New Zealand
Fletcher House
810 Great South Road
Penrose, Auckland 1061
New Zealand
T. +64 9 525 9000
Fletcher Building Australia
Locked Bag 7013,
Chatswood DC 2067
NSW 2067, Australia
Level 21, Tower B, Zenith Centre
821 Pacific Highway
Chatswood, NSW 2067,
T. +61 2 8986 0900
ARBN 096 046 936

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