Partner Stories – Foster

Foster Construction Group provides whole of life property solutions for businesses and communities around the Waikato, with the purpose of “Great communities through strong foundations”.

We are committed to contributing to the Waikato community through the projects delivered, and the way they do business. Currently, the business employs just over 150 staff. The majority of which can be seen working on our many commercial construction projects occurring throughout the Waikato.

In 2017, Foster Construction Group was named the Supreme winner of the Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards.  The Group was also the recipient of the Strategy, Planning, and Governance Award.

What made you join Think Blue Waikato?

Community, environment, future and sustainability.

What environmental initiatives are important to Fosters?

  • Recycling
  • Use of energy and the type of energy used
  • Managing resources efficiently
  • Use of sustainable material
  • Reducing wastage
  • Educating our workforce
  • Use of local supply chain
  • Collaboration with business partners
  • EnviroMark certification
  • Member of the NZ Green Building Council

If you could make one, positive change in the Waikato – what would it be?

To create less rubbish in the region.

What are your favourite features of the Volkswagen e-Golf?

The compact, yet roomy shape of the e-Golf looks great. It drives and handles well, is quiet, easy to charge (no more stops at the gas station!) and the cost of running.

What would you like to say to other companies looking to get involved with Think Blue?

It’s a fantastic campaign, creating environmental awareness in the Waikato region.