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  • Keith Phillips

Planting Trees for a Greener Future

Here at QLBS, we have a global reach, and we care about every part of our planet.

Image of Matutapu Island

With this in mind, meet MOTUTAPU Island.

Located in the Hauraki Gulf, northeast of the city of Auckland, New Zealand, the island is 3,700 acres and accessible by ferry from Auckland City.


As a Trustee of the NZ World Wildlife Fund, I assisted in the foundation of the Motutapu Island Restoration Trust, a project that - through the commitment of thousands of volunteers - was helping to restore the island's natural heritage.


The island was declared mammalian pest-free in 2011.

Image of a flightless Takehe.

And under the Motutapu Restoration Plan, over 500,000 trees have been planted on the island, a forest that is almost canopy level.

Rare and endangered species, as well as unthreatened endemic species, are thriving in the pest-free habitat.


The island is now a safe home for a small breeding population of translocated Kiwi and Takahe – some of New Zealand’s rarest, flightless birds.

The work at Motutapu is just one small example of how we should all be planting trees and working with our local communities to preserve and secure the future of our planet.


We are also proud of the work we are doing enabling the audit of ESG in organisations, enabling transparency, better reporting and continuous improvement.


The gains in renewable power generation technology help us reduce our carbon footprint.

The introduction of ESG audits, empower new ways of doing business in the future,

And new technology development like remote audits enable us to offer our clients a way to reduce travel and their carbon footprint, whilst using leading edge technology and the cloud to ensure transparency and data integrity.


We will make a difference.




If you would like to support the Motutapu Trust, visit their website and find out more.