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Our Values

Independence and professionalism

It is important to us that our independence and professionalism is well recognised and respected. To this end all data and information we handle is treated with the highest level of integrity so that you can have confidence and trust in the work we carry out for you.

A pleasure to work with

It is important to us that our clients find us approachable and accessible, that we look after their best interests, and are able to keep often complex issues simple and practical. We use our experience and expertise to add measurable value to our client's business.

To find out what some of our clients have to say about our service, contact us. We have a list of referees who would be happy to talk to you about their experience of working with us.

Environmental stewardship

We all have a deep respect for our natural environment and we actively care for the land, air and water in activities in and out of work. In business we have been monitoring our GHG emissions since 2008. We have Climate Positive Business Operations certification with EKOS. This means we offset 120% of our carbon footprint each year. The credits we purchase come from the Kānuka Hill - Uruwhenua Native Regeneration Project. You can read more about this project here.

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Our Team.

Wymond Symes (MSc)

Wymond joined Catalyst in 2006 when the company offered a mix of innovation and sustainability offerings, servicing back then the primary sector predominantly. With a strong scientific background Wymond was able to work effectively in both fields, often bringing them together. 

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Kimberly Robertson (MForSc)

Kimberly has been involved in research and development overseas and in New Zealand for over 20 years. She has a specialist knowledge of national and international climate change policies and land use carbon accounting systems and is a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reviewer for UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

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Ben Canaguier (MSc)

Ben brings to Catalyst skills as an environmental engineer. Benjamin’s expertise includes: Eco-design and innovation, Life Cycle Assessment and carbon footprinting, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Training and Communication.

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Este Burnett (B.Sc, PGDipBus)

Este’s professional association with Catalyst dates back to 2013. Coming from a sound scientific background, she supports the Catalyst team to provide the high quality work that they are known for. Her meticulous attention to detail and analytical skills contribute to the Catalyst team’s success.

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