Environmental & Social Initiatives
Jet Park believes that environmental sustainability is the responsibility of every individual,
Established in 1993, Qualmark New Zealand Limited is New Zealand tourism's official quality agency. It is a government and private sector partnership between Tourism New Zealand and the New Zealand Automobile Association.
Qualmark licenses professional and trustworthy New Zealand tourism businesses to use its ‘tourism's official quality mark' to the benefit of tourists, and to help maintain industry standards.
The Qualmark Responsible Tourism initiative calls for New Zealand tourism businesses to achieve a balance in their approach to economic, environmental and social priorities.
All businesses carrying the Qualmark logo are assessed on their environmental performance - with Enviro Awards given to top performers in five key action areas:
1. Energy efficiency
2. Waste management
3. Water conservation
4. Community activities
5. Conservation initiatives
As a traveller in New Zealand you can also help look after the pristine environment by disposing of your waste in the correct bins and recycling stations. Walk, ride a bike, or take public transport to see the sights in the local area, support local-made and eat locally grown/produced food. You can follow the instructions in regional parks- keep to tracks and take your waste away from you. Preserve energy by turning lights off, run the tap for a shorter time, and keep our waterways clean by keeping chemicals and rubbish away from them.
Supporting the SPCA
Jet Park Hotel owners, Liz Herrmann and John Lateulere have long been avid supporters of the SPCA both in South Africa and here in New Zealand.
"SPCA is a cause close to our hearts, and has long been the chosen charity of Jet Park Airport Hotel & Conference Centre." We began supporting the SPCA the same time as Jet Park Hotel's opening back in 1998. The relationship has gone from strength to strength, and more recently in 2012, became a major 'Bed and Board' sponsor of the SPCA Auckland. With the inclusion of a functional Education Centre at the SPCA Auckland, we are happy to refer clients to their Conference Centre when we are fully booked and vice versa.
"We're really fortunate to have companies like Jet Park come on board to support SPCA Auckland," says Marketing & Fundraising Manager, Rona Booth. "Corporate support is critical in helping us to raise funds to care for the animals..."
TV9 Story Coverage - 'Local Business Goes Extra Mile For SPCA' (fast forward to 3mins 40sec. to see story)
Kokako Bird ConservationJet Park Hotel is involved in the conservation of New Zealand’s endangered Kokako bird in the Hunua Ranges. We work along-side Auckland Council and Friends of Hunua Ranges.
Jet Park Hotel also supports Women’s Refuge with donations of good used clothing and useful household items and furniture.
Inspector Kevin Plowright with SPCA rescued dogs.