We have bold ambitions for our future. As a certified B Corporation we’re committed to making Aotearoa a better place for all, by balancing purpose, planet and profit.
B Corps are companies verified by B Lab to achieve high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. The B stands for benefit.
B Corps form a movement transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
The B Impact Assessment (BIA) is the tool used by B Lab to assess a company’s social and environmental performance. Performance is assessed across five impact areas: governance, workers, community, customers and environment.
Stuff’s B Impact score is 83.4 and a breakdown of points is available on the B Corp website.
Stuff has more journalists on the ground throughout Aotearoa than any other media outlet. That’s around 400 news and lifestyle junkies from the Far North all the way to oyster-eating country (that’s you Southland). Our journalists contribute to stuff.co.nz, New Zealand’s number one news website, as well as Stuff’s portfolio of three magazines and 46 metropolitan, regional and community newspapers.
While some of our newspapers are around 160 years old, Stuff’s journalism remains at the leading edge. In 2021 our people won 19 Voyager Media Awards, not to mention a few prestigious international awards (#humblebrag). We love the trophies, but what we’re really about is trustworthy journalism that has an impact.
Our Impact Reports
Being locally-owned, and on the ground in Aotearoa means we know Kiwi communities and the issues that matter to them. And we like to get stuck in! Whether it’s eradicating pesky wasps through Wasp Wipeout, helping buy Te Ahu Patiki so it can be preserved for generations to come, or campaigning to make Matariki a public holiday.
Our community network Neighbourly helps neighbours meet in the online world so they can make real-world connections, as well as do all the things they need to do in their ‘hood. Find a babysitter, sell a sofa, lend a mower, organise a street party, or get support when times are tough.
The Stuff Events team like nothing more than bringing tens of thousands of people together for a good time. They run some of the country’s most iconic events including Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, Central Districts Field Days and the Women of Influence programme, among many others.
The Forever Project is Stuff’s commitment to covering the climate crisis, the steps we take as a company to reduce our environmental impact, and the ways we partner with other companies to tackle problems.
Editorially, we’ve assembled a world-class reporting team dedicated to making climate change feel tangible and urgent, through stories that convey the scale of the challenges ahead and hope for a better future. The Forever Project includes compelling digital coverage, a print publication, interactives, podcasts and events
We also know that if we are to hold others to account when it comes to the environment, we have to set a strong example in the way we run our own business. We’re members of the Climate Leaders Coalition and in 2019 we set an ambitious target to achieve a 25% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 using a science-based approach that seeks to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. FY22 Scope 1 and 2 emissions are down 12% on the base year of FY19. This means that Stuff is on track to meet its FY25 Scope 1 and 2 emissions target of a 25% reduction (base FY19). Stuff is currently reviewing climate risk and will be sharing this publicly in December 2022.
In 2021 we also launched the Stuff Forever Fund. We’ve already committed $1 million to the fund to invest in smart start-up businesses that are focused on having a positive impact on the environment. And we intend to use our unrivalled reach into New Zealand communities to amplify the work of companies that benefit from the fund, like Wild Clean, so they can have an even bigger impact on improving our environment.