Community Minded

Thomas Consultants appreciates that a business is part of the community, and as such we enjoy supporting great projects and causes that align with our values.

The projects and causes that we support include:

Love Cambodia

This organisation, run by kiwis Mark and Janice Sommerville, build wells, schools, and infrastructure to strengthen local communities in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. They have developed micro-enterprise programmes, teach language, support orphans and families in need and are held in high regard winning government awards for community building.

We particularly like to support their well drilling programme which provides safe water supply as up to a quarter of Cambodia’s population do not have access to a safe or reliable  water supply. They may be unreliable due to shallow wells, tainted by environmental pollution or by naturally occurring arsenic in the soil.

Safe wells transform the lives of Cambodian communities and reduce their day-to-day burden. Thomas Consultants has been sponsoring wells in Cambodia since 2011, and for the last five years have been partnered with Love Cambodia who have through the support of numerous parties have sunk 70 wells.

Vision West

Vision West is an amazing West Auckland based organisation making a difference in our city and other parts of New Zealand by providing community and emergency housing and many other social services.

Homelessness is a social need that has been felt by many. In the extreme, this has resulted in people living in cars, garages or sleeping rough.

We are very pleased to be a support partner to Vision West and their work with the homeless and providing emergency and supported housing.

Thomas Consultants has worked on a number of emergency housing projects built by Vision West and also emergency housing projects built by Housing New Zealand (now Kāinga Ora) and managed by Vision West as social support partner.

Children & Families

Thomas Consultants proudly support CAPNZ. Operating throughout New Zealand, CAPNZ helps alleviate poverty by working with families to become debt‑free. They have many wonderful stories of families achieving and experiencing the relief and freedom from crushing personal debt.

We also support other programmes and projects working with children.

Ecological Projects

We have been involved in environmental projects for many years both as a professional services provider, as initiator, sponsor and support partner. We have initiated local stream restoration projects, provided professional support, found funding and given in-kind support. Our ecological and other staff enjoy supporting community based environmental projects.

On the current Harbourview-Orangihina Park, Te Atatu Peninsula wetland and reserve restoration project sponsored by the Auckland Council and Henderson-Massey local board we sponsored a video based on a drone flyover to promote the project to the local community to assist with engagement and consultation. Its pleasing to have received great feedback about the videos use.

Sustainability

Thomas Consultants is committed to acting sustainably. We are steadily moving in this direction by:

  • Offices located near bus and train stations to make the use of public transport by staff easier
  • Steadily changing our vehicle fleet to hybrid fuel efficient vehicles or where larger vehicles are required fuel efficient diesels
  • Our main office is located in a building developed with energy and water efficiency in mind
  • All our offices are located nearer our staff to reduce travel times to work lowering their fuel use and providing more time with family.