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Our Mission and Values

GREEN GORILLA MISSION

To develop and provide sustainable waste and recycling solutions that maximise recovery and re-use and divert waste from landfills.

GREEN GORILLA VALUES

BE BRAVE - Grow through courage
We set the trends of waste services in our country. Fuelled by ambition, innovation and kiwi ingenuity, we brave uncharted territory to maximise recovery, reuse and recycling for a cleaner, greener New Zealand.

AIM HIGHER – Quality effort every day
Every day we ask ourselves, “how much better could it be?” We are intentionally tough on ourselves and strive for excellence in everything we do. We bring our ‘A game’ every day and aim to do it better.

HERE FOR GOOD - Our roots run deep; our heritage is important
Our DNA is 100 per cent kiwi. We are invested in our country environmentally, economically and emotionally to cultivate a legacy that will live beyond us. People make the difference, which is why we invest in them. Just as we aim to leave our environment better, we want to leave our people better too.

WALK TALL - Be proud
We take pride in who we are and what we do. We’re genuinely committed, honest to a fault and have more integrity than you can shake a stick at. Taking ownership is second nature to a Green Gorilla.

ONE TEAM - We’re all in this together
Collaboration is key to our success. By utilising each other’s strengths, co-operating, communicating and collectively working towards a common goal, we achieve gorilla-sized success.

GREEN GORILLA PEOPLE AND THEIR STORIES

 Meet Dylan Primrose, Green Gorilla’s Fleet and Plant Engineer.

Eric Ricona

The Project rode along with Green Gorilla driver Eric Rikona. Watch the video.

THE RIGHT TRACKS TRAINING

Green Gorilla partners with Upskills Limited to offer a workplace training programme that enables our workers to unlock their potential. This helps cement positive behavioural change and grow the potential of individuals, whole organisations and communities.

How does it work?
Training happens on-site, in small groups, and during regular work hours so it’s easy for everyone to participate.
The Right Tracks teaches:

  • SMART Goal setting
  • Financial literacy tips and tool
  • Effective writing for workplace document
  • Communication confidence
  • Digital literacy
  • Problem-solving

“I liked the whole thing. Everything around what skills you’ll need for the future. I like the whole being in the growth mindset and especially for the whole lifelong learning and when giving feedback. It’s been great.”
Upskills participant

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Our monthly Employee of the Month Award is a wonderful way we recognise and say thank you to our fellow team members for their great work. Green Gorilla staff nominate their colleagues, highlighting their outstanding service and positive, supportive attitude while living our Green Gorilla Values. It’s a positive way for us to recognise, praise and congratulate a fellow workmate.

FEBRUARY 2022 JOINT WINNER

Ken Wharawhara

MARCH 2022

Muzzie Employee of the Month

NOVEMBER 2021

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DECEMBER 2021

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JANUARY 2022

Janine Fraier

FEBRUARY 2022 JOINT WINNER

Liz Holani

JULY 2021

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AUGUST 2021

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SEPTEMBER 2021

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OCTOBER 2021

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MARCH 2021

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APRIL 2021

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MAY 2021

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JUNE 2021

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NOVEMBER 2020

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DECEMBER 2020

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JANUARY 2021

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FEBRUARY 2021

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