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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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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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The five ‘silver linings’ to COVID-19

Our current state of play has created a massive disruption to business as usual – but are there any positives to come out from the Covid-19 pandemic? Covid-19 has dramatically impacted us all in many different ways. Of course, most discussions have been on the negatives of Covid-19, but here are five silver linings that…

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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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Notice – Aotearoa Transformation Agenda and Plan

Want to be part of the Aotearoa Steel Industry Transformation Agenda? Then this is your call to get involved in this transformation! This Agenda is an industry-wide blue-print to position our industry for a sustainable future. It will be based on Treasury’s Living Standards Framework, which looks at performance across four capitals: Human capital, Social…

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Ep. 25 | Troy Coyle & Nick Collins – 20/20 VISION: HERA’s Future Forum

Mar182020 Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean 18 Mar 2020 | Ep.25 – 20/20 VISION: HERA’s Future Forum In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we check in with our CEO Dr Troy Coyle and Metals NZ CE Nick Collins. Together we reflect back on the first of HERA’s Future Forum Conference which this year…

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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…