Ponamu Meridian

Our bicultural journey

Meridian is building its cultural capability and is committed to developing trusted and mutually beneficial relationships with iwi and hapū in the communities in which we operate.

We acknowledge the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our Code of Conduct, which sets out the expectations all Meridian staff.

In this document we have also stated our commitment to:

  • Developing our understanding of Te Tiriti / the Treaty, including through provision for collaboration and training and applying it appropriately in Meridian’s business
  • Valuing the protection of Māori rights and interests
  • Fostering increased and effective representation and participation of Māori across our organisation – this includes expanding Māori involvement as employees, contractors, business partners and customers
  • Promoting the use of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori throughout Meridian
  • Genuinely supporting Māori cultural revitalisation efforts
  • Forming and maintaining meaningful partnerships with Māori
  • Continuously improving our commitment to Te Tiriti / the Treaty to ensure its ongoing relevance and effectiveness.

We also introduced a Te Ao Māori strategy in 2023 to help lift the overall cultural capability of our people and support us to better recognise Māori values in how we operate and attract and retain Māori in our workforce. As part of this strategy we’ve refreshed our Te Kete Tikanga Māori programme and launched a pilot of a Te Ao Māori education platform.

Tackling Zero

Tackling Zero is Meridian’s quarterly newsletter for people whose roles or studies are focused on sustainability, or for whom this is an area of interest. Each issue will offer Meridian’s insights into a topical sustainability issue, as well as stories on how we, our customers and supply chain partners are tackling sustainability. It also includes links to recent Meridian disclosures such as new policies and reports.