As tangata whenua, we have a deep connection with Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother. Our identity, our knowledge and our worldview is built upon this connection so we understand the importance of a stronger inclusion of te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori when dealing with environment issues or initiatives.
Our role as kaitiaki, guardians of the land mean we have a responsibility to protect and care for our environment for generations to come. We know the support that is needed to be kaitiaki, to build green teams and new ways of working and are going through this too. Having partnered with CarbonInvoice as part of our commitment to Te Taiao, we plant native trees for every recruitment assignment we complete.
Ko ahau te taiao,
Ko te taiao ko ahau.
I am the environment and the environment is me.
Essentially, by caring for the taiao, we are caring for people.
Let’s all endeavour to be ‘good ancestors’ on this recruitment journey, by making sure to look after our environment in the process– mō ngā uri whakaheke – for our descendants to come.