Hands protecting a sapling depicting the pro-environment stance of Solo pipes


Our Values


Re-branding a company image has little meaning without a believable Vision for its people. At Solo, we undertook a journey to discover the meaning of our why, the real purpose that gets us out of bed every morning and what values are important to us. We believe that we have a responsibility to do all we can to ensure our whanau have a better tomorrow.

Solo’s Why, our Vision is “Fabricating for a Better Tomorrow”

To achieve this better tomorrow (our How and our Mission), we do this by ensuring that we work to protect our People and our Planet by applying truly Sustainable Manufacturing. The ‘truly’ is important to us at Solo. Anyone can turn the lights off at night and claim they are doing better. That isn’t enough for us. Standing for better means acting as true guardians and applying our values to everything we do.


Our Values as Guardians

Kaitiakitanga describes the concept of acting as guardians for the environment.  At Solo we have developed this concept into two sets of values, one to conserve and protect our planet and one to care and watch over our people.  We then aligned these values with four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and have developed three strategies for each Goal


The production facility at Solo Plastics.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Our strategies to meet this goal:
• Purchasing and Supply Chain
• Circular Economy Approach
• Supporting Local Community

Hands protecting a sapling illustrating the pro-environment stance of Solo pipes

Climate Action

Our strategies to meet this goal:
• Waste, Pollution and Energy Reduction
• Investment in Clean Energy
• Carbon Offsetting Objectives


A group of people depicting the work policy adopted by Solo Plastics.

Decent Work & Economic Growth

Our strategies to meet this goal:
• Youth and Gender Diversity
• Upskill, Training and Technology
• Pay a Decent Living Wage

An image of happy people and our focus towards health and well-being of our workers.

Good Health and Wellbeing

Our strategies to meet this goal
• We all go home safe every day
• Wellbeing Programs
•  Work/Life Balance


At Solo, ‘He waka eke noa’ is a saying at the heart of everything we do. “To get to where we want to be, we must paddle as one” It reminds us always that we are a team, a whanau and we are all in our waka together. We work in unity and we leave no-one behind.

Solo Summer Promotion 2023