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Business sustainability is a big buzz word at the moment but it can be quite overwhelming thinking about all three sustainability pillars – environment, economy and society – and all related aspects and how they apply to one’s business model, let alone to actually start doing something and to come up with a long-term plan.  

At Centrix, we’ve made sustainability the centerpiece of our company values and decided it is time to begin our suitability journey now, small and sustained. 

From 2022 we have committed to mitigating the effects of climate change by donating 1,000 New Zealand native trees annually via Trees That Count which will be gifted to our clients and partners.  

Planting native trees is one of the most powerful actions we can take to combat climate change, protect our beautiful landscapes, waterways and forests for future generations. Every single tree counts. 

This is just the beginning as we continue on our sustainability journey which means questioning every aspect of our business operation and finding ways to use resources better, reduce waste and mitigate our impact on the environment.  

We are very pleased to announce our collaboration in the area of machine learning in the industry with the University of Waikato in Hamilton, led by Professor Albert Bifet, director of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence.

The joint project aims to implement AI and machine learning methods in New Zealand based businesses to improve crucial business processes.

We will keep you posted on project updates.

 

At the start of every year, we go on a team excursion to kick off the new year with some fun (and games!).

After introducing the new trainees to the team, it was time to start the team challenge.

The challenge to figure out was this: how far can two raw eggs fly through the air and land unharmed when you only have a limited amount of resources – i.e. a string, clips, cello tape, A3 paper and a couple of balloons. This is our kind of fun.

After a planning phase, several concepts were introduced, whereby the cable railway idea was favored by the majority with the most ambitious goal being 80m.

After an hour of trial and error (with a hard boiled egg!) it got serious. All teams had to prove that their eggs were capable of traveling through the air, unharmed and as far as possible.

It turned out that the favored concept of using a ”railway cable” had more issues than expected and the method of throwing the eggs, well wrapped, came out top with a reach of 42m.

Well done team Joyce, Reynard und Michael!

 

SAP recognises our contribution at Centrix to the SAP eco-system in delivering outstanding 24/7 support to the Retail and Analytics SAP community in New Zealand and Europe with the SAP Silver Partner status.

Our innovative support model and cost effective approach has been finally rewarded.