Get A Moving Quote

What Is Your Move Type?

Moving Inter-City

(Domestic Move)

Moving From NZ

(International Move)

Moving Locally

(Within Same City)

Moving To NZ

(From Overseas)


At New Zealand Van Lines we are committed to delivering a sustainable future and social responsibility through incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into our daily practices to ensure our business, our staff and customers benefit from the contributions to reducing the impact on the environment in which we operate and live.

Our commitment to ESG will remain a key driver of our business strategy.

There are three interconnected pillars to sustainability, these being: environmental, social, and governance/economic. The transport sector that we belong to is responsible for 21% of New Zealand’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, primarily fossil fuels burned for road, rail, air, and sea transportation.

What we stand by:

Environmental Responsibility

We recognise the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and preserving natural resources. We support eco-friendly initiatives such as improving our fleet fuel efficiency, promoting recycling and waste reduction, and sourcing environmentally sustainable materials for our packing materials.

Social Responsibility

We understand that our business relies on the communities we serve. Therefore, we prioritise social responsibility by treating our employees, customers, and stakeholders with respect and fairness. We offer a safe and inclusive workplace environment that supports employee well-being and fosters diversity, inclusion, and training/promotion from within.


We are committed to maintaining ethical business practices and promoting transparency and accountability in our operations. We comply with all relevant laws and regulations, conduct fair and honest business transactions, and uphold the highest standards of integrity in all our interactions with our customers, employees, and partners around the world.

In the present, some of NZ Van Line’s plans and significant initiatives for reducing our carbon footprint include:

As a large-scale domestic transport operator NZ Van Lines are committed to an environmentally sustainable future, built on our road transport operation. A well-planned truck journey will go directly from door to door, saving non-productive tasks, carbon emissions and the additional kms being travelled.

  • We have re-invested in road containerisation, primarily for delivering over 5000 inbound units to their eventual destination. The acquisition of three B-train container trailers has increased our capacity from two to three containers per trailer, reducing emissions by over 30% per truck journey.

  • In 2021 we replaced 25 long-distance trucks with clean burning new units. The new trucks meet EURO 6 environmental regulations. EURO 6 technology has a rigorous focus on environmental conservation, effectiveness and performance. It significantly reduces harmful gas emissions within the trucks exhaust system.

  • Moving forward we are progressively replacing vans with electric alternatives, when they are suitable to meet our needs. In November 2023, NZ Van Lines introduced our first zero emission moving van.
  • NZ Van Lines are working closely with our packaging suppliers to increase the recycled material content of our customised cartons; this currently stands at 35% of the content. They are non-toxic and bleach free.

  • We believe in the circular economy. Annually we collect and reuse over 150 tonnes of cartons and packing material. By reusing, we not only halt the production of new material, there is a corresponding reduction in landfill usage and emissions.
  • All our warehouse lighting is being converted to LED. Our first two sites of 12 have shown a 57% reduction in electricity usage.

  • Our newly constructed purpose built storage facilities in Palmerston North and New Plymouth are 100% solar powered, making these the first of their kind in the New Zealand removals and storage industry. These innovative buildings not only offer a fully sustainable and environmentally friendly energy source, but also generate long term operational savings which we are delighted to pass on to our customers.

  • We are currently partnering with a major customer to assist them meet their goal for a carbon zero 2025. During this process a structured NZ Van Lines Carbon Reduction Programme is being developed using science-based tools to accurately measure, manage and minimise environmental impacts.

  • In 2021 NZ Van Lines introduced a customised AI survey tool. All our customers need for a ‘do it yourself’ quote is their smart phone or tablet. Our aim is to enable 1500+ video surveys a year, either hosted or by self -service. Achieving this takes over 1500 car journeys off the road per annum.


New Plymouth Storage | NZ Van Lines

Keen to get things moving?