At Simply New Zealand and New Zealand the Gift we are committed to being a responsible and sustainable New Zealand Tourism Business. As part of this effort our stores adopted the Qualmark code of ethics and became subject to the Qualmark auditing process. This is inline with our Vision and Mission Statement.
Our mission is to:
We take pride in our stores and strive to be the best in customer service, product range and professional attitude.
Our product range includes work from renowned New Zealand craftspeople, internationally recognised clothing brands and exclusive branded apparel. We carefully select jewellery, mementos and gifts which are reflective of New Zealand.
Being part of the Qualmark grading system recognises that we carry out sustainable tourism business practices throughout our stores across the country. This is New Zealand’s official star grading system. Every company who is Qualmark endorsed has undergone a stringent assessment and licensing process. All businesses are assessed on their environmental performance, which recognises business for their initiatives in energy, waste, water, environmental conservation and the support within the local community. We continue to meet Qualmark standards and have done so since the company was founded, in 1965 where we were the first NZ retailer to become Qualmark endorsed.
We have a reduce, reuse and recycle policy within all of our stores including our head office.As a group we support sustainability initiatives in several ways. We care for our New Zealand environment by recycling packaging and shop waste whenever possible and support local council recycling initiatives.
Procedures are in place for hazard identification, reporting, on-going training, and inductions for new staff. Meetings take place on a quarterly basis, where incidents (if any) are reviewed and any necessary changes or actions are recorded and distributed throughout the company. With particular relevance to our company, the safety of our staff and our customers, and the minimisation of hazards are carefully considered as part of each store’s design, layout and fittings and fixtures.
Through close association with Retail NZ and Tourism Industry Aotearoa we carry out regular training programmes for our staff to ensure they are fully informed and provided with the best possible skills.
Simply New Zealand & New Zealand the Gift believe in supporting and giving back to our community. We have been participating and contribute to local charities and initiatives by donating products and assisting our services wherever possible. We are also always open to helping out the community in terms of sponsorship and have contributed to various organisations and events in the past.