AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION
The AQA Sustainability Workshops cover best practices in environmental management, community engagement and sustainable industry practices. These will be held on 9th March in Hamilton, and 16th March in Christchurch. Registration details to come in January 2022.
About the workshops:
The workshops will run from 8am to 4pm, with morning tea and lunch provided. There are 8 hours of unrestricted CPD on offer and covers the following topics:
- Benefits of sustainability reporting
- Community engagement
- Environmental good practice
- Carbon emissions in transport
- How AQA can help?
- What can we do as an industry?
- Panel discussion with participants of local government, officials and iwi discussing; government policy, environmental management, RMA, circular economy and climate change.
After the workshops you are invited to stay for light refreshments and networking from 4-5:30pm.
As we are operating under the Covid ‘traffic light’ system, the venue requires that every attendee must show their vaccine pass for entry.
Here you can download the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) logbook and find instructions on filling in your WorkSafe logbook. You may find the guidelines helpful as well as additional information on the WorkSafe website.
These reflect the CPD gazette notice which came into force on 1 February 2020.
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ABOUT QUARRYING IN NEW ZEALAND
Aggregates are the most consumed bulk product in the world after water. New Zealand uses 9-10 tonnes of aggregate every year for each adult and child.
To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.
The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.