ANZ is committed to actively managing the environmental impact of our activities.

Managing our impact on the environment

ANZ NZ’s purpose is to ‘shape a world where people and communities thrive’ – ‘kia hanga i te ao e ora ai, e tupu ia te tāngata me te kainga’.

Our purpose includes supporting Aotearoa New Zealand’s transition to a low-emissions, climate-resilient economy. We do this by: 

  • Supporting our customers to reduce emissions and enhance their resilience to a changing climate 
  • Transitioning our lending to support a low-emissions, climate-resilient Aotearoa
  • Engaging constructively and transparently with stakeholders 
  • Reducing emissions from our own operations, and building our climate expertise.

Learn about our approach to climate change in our climate report.

Our climate commitments

ANZ is a signatory to the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) and its 2022 Statement of Ambition. This commitment includes setting objectives or targets to reduce our climate risk and maximise opportunities, and to publicly disclose these; and to embed plans across our business to accelerate climate mitigation, adaptation and transition, incorporating a Te Ao Māori perspective.  

ANZ’s ultimate parent company, ANZ Group Holdings Limited, is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s Net Zero Banking Alliance. As a member of the Net Zero Banking Alliance, the ANZ Group commits to transition its lending in key sectors to net zero emissions by 2050. As part of the ANZ Group, ANZ NZ is included in this commitment and contributes to the ANZ Group’s climate targets. ANZ NZ is therefore not a Net Zero Banking Alliance signatory in our own right and does not have an independent net zero by 2050 commitment. ANZ Group’s approach is set out in its Climate Change Commitment.

Our operations

ANZ NZ works to manage and reduce our operational emissions and we’re proud to have achieved Toitū net carbonzero certification for our operations in 2023.  

Our day-to-day environmental impacts mostly come from the energy we use in our buildings, travel (road and air), the procurement and disposal of goods.


We’re a provider of lending products that are designed to support our customers’ sustainability goals:

ANZ’s commitment to sustainability

Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) approach

Our purpose at ANZ is to shape a world where people and communities thrive. We're focused on integrating our purpose and ESG approach into our business strategy. This has created opportunities for us to better serve our customers and generate long-term shareholder value.

Our ESG approach is focused on three key areas - financial wellbeing, environmental sustainability and housing - where we're responding to complex societal issues central to our customers and business strategy.

Our Environmental, Social and Governance progress

Sustainability news

See a range of articles and videos under ANZ New Zealand’s sustainability news.