We can’t believe another year is over - time sure does fly when you’re having fun, but what a year it’s been! It’s definitely been a busy one. We’ve achieved milestones, we’ve encouraged our people to reach their potential, implemented balanced outcomes for our clients and worked towards, and will continue to work towards, becoming an industry leader in sustainable business practices.
Land, people, water and thriving into the future - these are our resolutions. Part of every action and conversation we have, and at the core of everything we do. They keep us bound to walking the talk. But it takes foresight to do this, and like previous years, at the start of 2018 we set goals that were inline with these resolutions to ensure we were living our values.
Land - This is our land. We preserve this environment for the next generation to live, work and thrive.
This year we became CEMARS re-certified, started the transition to an electric fleet, spoke at Ted X Tutakaka about the benefits of living roofs, became followers of the Take 3 For The Sea movement and our new 4Sight branded pens are biodegradable, that's right we can put 90% of the used pen materials in our compost!
People - We believe in developing our people and our culture to grow together.
We hired 25 awesome new staff members, held 7 events and attended 9 conferences all over the country. We invested in a record breaking amount of staff development, acquired Burton Planning Consultants, our Touch Rugby team played their hearts out against Auckland's finest, and we traipsed through mud (not to mention survived the cold weather) at the Tough Guy and Girl Challenge.
Water - Our waters represent constant change. Our commitment is to ensure the quality of this precious resource.
We were heavily involved in the organisation of the New Zealand Coastal Society Annual Conference, we hosted the coastal erosion EIANZ Managed Retreat event, American Dr Steven Hughes from the Fulbright Specialist Program spoke at the Coastal Engineering Challenges in a Changing World Seminar held at 4Sight's Auckland office, and our involvement with Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) enabled our team to run free community events that allow the public to experience the benefits of marine reserves first hand.
Thriving into the future - Today we share our knowledge to educate and shape the future.
We joined forces with 60 other like-minded businesses and became signatories of the Climate Leaders Coalition, we supported Movember to help men in our communities thrive, we held a workshop to encourage women to make the most of their strengths in the workplace, we adorned ourselves in orange and got behind Shine's Light it Orange Day to stop domestic violence, and we volunteered at Hello Cafe to help young girls open their minds to science and engineering.
All in all it’s been a fantastic year, and they say a picture paints a thousand words so here’s a few highlights:
As well as living our values, we’ve had our fair share of fun in 2018 and have documented it with some great photos. Actually there’s so many good photos (like the banner image we’ve used up the top of the 4Sight team out on the water at our Christmas party), we didn’t even know where to start in terms of sharing them! But the photos below are some of the best and mostly feature our talented team - the backbone of 4Sight Consulting. Together we’ve worked on some amazing projects, worked alongside brilliant people, shared our most exciting news e.g. new babies and weddings, met new people, welcomed new team members, laughed, travelled the country, shared our knowledge with one another and so much more. Thank you team for all your hard work this year, we couldn’t have done it without you. Bring on 2019!