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Ep. 30 | Barbara Nebel, Christin Schaller & Troy Coyle – Calculating carbon footprint

Jul72020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 8 July 2020 | Ep.30 – Calculating carbon footprint In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk about a subject that might be a bit unfamiliar to our industry – and that’s calculating carbon footprint. It’s a part of a journey toward SSC Certification that…

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Ep. 28 | Chris Bumby – Hydrogen: an alternative reductant?

Jun242020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 24 June 2020 | Ep.28 – Hydrogen: an alternative reductant? In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk to recent recipient of HERA’s Innovation Award – Chris Bumby. As a Victoria University of Wellingtons Senior Scientist, he has been heading exciting research that is leading towards the…

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HERA is now Sustainable Steel certified!

We’re proud to advise that HERA has now gained SSC Certification. HERA recently underwent the task of assessing our carbon footprint and have also been assessing our sustainability credentials as part of the process of achieving Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) Certification. This is part of our commitment to positively serve our community responsibilities. From our perspective,…

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Ep. 26 | Paul Cooper – The living building challenge

May272020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 27 May 2020 | Ep.26 – The living building challenge In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Former Director of Australia’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (or SBRC for short) – Professor Paul Cooper. His work was focused on bringing together a wide range of…

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Want to go carbon neutral? Here’s where to start!

HERA has just gone through an independent review of its carbon footprint. We’re sharing our experience, the resultant report and accounting spreadsheet in the hope that this will help you to do the same! As we increasingly see and experience the tangible impacts of climate change and the visible impacts of business activity (or lack…

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Notice – NZ’s first sustainable steel certification program

We’re calling for members interested in being certified via New Zealand’s first ever sustainable steel certification program – a new initiative being driven by the Sustainable Steel Council (SSC). The Sustainable Steel Council is a group of industry leaders committed to a circular economy, the long-term viability of the industry and its contribution to inter-generational…

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Future-proofing the steel industry with design innovation

HERA recently commissioned an external market research company to figure out what NZ society thinks of our metals industry. The outcome was nothing short of interesting. Why? Because when asked if the steel industry was prepared for future technologies and innovation – only 47% felt we were. And of that, 79% responded that future-proofing the…

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Sustainability in steel. Is there such a thing when it comes to climate change?

Sustainability has many facets. But it looks like climate change is the hands-down winner for the holiday sustainability hot topic (pardon the pun). So, how do we respond as an industry to this growing global concern? And what is HERA doing to assist? The catastrophic Australian fires and recent smoke impacts on New Zealand have…

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Ep. 20 | NZ Steel & Fletcher Steel – Sustainable product development with EPD’s

Oct302019 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 30 Oct 2019 | Ep.20 – Sustainable product development with EPD’s In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with NZ Steel Environment Manager Claire Jewell and Fletcher Steel Marketing and Innovation Manager and Former Technical Manager, Scott Morrison. We delve into their work in…