STANDING FOR BETTER

Our Values

PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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.

KAITIAKITANGA

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

OUR VALUES – PLANET

Responsible Consumption and Production

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

Climate Action

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

OUR VALUES – PEOPLE

Decent Work & Economic Growth

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

Good Health and Wellbeing

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

HE WAKA EKE NOA

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.