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A blueprint for Tonkin + Taylor’s collective journey

They say ‘a journey begins with a single step’, but a roadmap is also key in reaching an intended destination.

Our Pathway is the blueprint that guides Tonkin + Taylor Group, a 100% employee owned and operated group of companies, comprised of Tonkin + Taylor New Zealand, Tonkin + Taylor Australia, Geotechnics, and Chadwick Geotechnics.

It gives direction towards where we want to go, what we want to be, and what we want to achieve – all while staying true to what makes us uniquely Tonkin + Taylor.

Our Pathway is comprised of four elements – Our Purpose, Our Values, Our Vision, and Our Strategy.

Our Purpose is ‘Together we create and sustain a better world.’


Our Pathway is our journey together, and our Purpose is what motivates us. leaving a positive impact on our communities and environment, and our purpose speaks to our power to make an impact together.

Our purpose continually challenges us to take responsibility for improving the world around us. We optimise the resources we are kaitiaki, or stewards, of. In collaboration with our clients and partners, we manaaki, or take care of, our people and our world, by working towards achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The wairua, or spirit, of Tonkin + Taylor is a place of belonging, from which we journey together. Our purpose is challenging to express in Australia’s many indigenous languages but is universal to our work, wherever it occurs. By supporting people of all cultures and using our world’s precious resources wisely, we inspire others to join us in creating sustainable, positive impacts for our people and our planet.

Our Values are – ‘Everyone matters’, ‘Empowered to deliver’, and ‘Excellence every day’.

Everyone matters

Everyone matters is about care, respect, inclusion, belonging, humility, and diversity of thought. It speaks to how we treat each other, our clients, and our communities.

At Tonkin + Taylor, we give our people, clients, and our communities a voice. We can learn from everyone, and we value and consider each other’s perspectives. We listen first and work collectively to achieve sustainable outcomes. We support our peoples’ ambitions, careers, and wellbeing, equipping them to excel and providing a place where they feel cared for, supported, and challenged to grow.

Empowered to deliver

Empowered to deliver is about giving our people opportunities to grow, learn, and achieve at all stages in their careers.

At Tonkin + Taylor, we believe everyone should have opportunities to progress their careers in ways that are inspiring and meaningful. We hold ourselves accountable for upholding our standards and we trust each other to deliver exceptional outcomes. We encourage creativity and autonomy, and support our people to achieve, through technology, training, and mentoring.

Excellence every day

Excellence every day is about finding satisfaction in doing great things together.

At Tonkin + Taylor, we are leaders in what we do and continually strive to be better in how we do it. We create lasting value for our clients and communities, through enduring relationships that generate deeper discussions and greater impact. Drawing on our collective strengths, we learn from and influence global thinking throughout our professional spheres. We get the best of the world by taking opportunities for learning, and we take our best to the world by sharing our skills, knowledge, and experience.

Our Vision is to be ‘Renowned for inspiring sustainable futures’.


Shaped by the voices of our people and clients, our Tonkin + Taylor Group Vision unites Our Purpose, Values, and Strategy. At the heart of our Vision is our aim to create an enduring legacy for our people, our communities, and our world.

Our Vision speaks to the value we create for our clients, the outcomes we realise for our planet and the company we create for the next generation.

Tonkin + Taylor is committed to a forward-thinking strategy that propels us, our clients, and the communities we live in towards a sustainable future. Our strategy is rooted in our vision, and we are dedicated to realising our vision by leveraging new technologies and digital innovations, expanding our reach to new clients, and engaging with leading ideas and talent internationally.

Our strategy guides every aspect of our business, from deciding where we will live, work, and play to selecting partners who share our values and commitment to sustainability. With our strategy as our compass, we are confident that we will continue to thrive in a rapidly changing world and lead the way towards a brighter future.

Our strategy is comprised of four pillars:

  1. Continually strive to be better
  2. Being sustainable is embedded in everything we do
  3. A digital approach to bring our expertise to the market
  4. A company that is globally connected

Continually strive to be better

Our commitment to excellence drives our efforts to create sustainable solutions and positive outcomes for our people, our clients, and our communities. We believe in fostering growth, innovation, and collaboration to stay ahead and make a lasting impact.

A digital approach to bring our expertise to the market

We leverage a forward-thinking digital approach that brings our technical expertise to the marketplace. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and solutions, Tonkin + Taylor Group can deliver sustainable outcomes that make a real difference.

Our digital tools enable us to work more efficiently and effectively than ever before, allowing us to create a better future for our clients and the environment. We stay on top of the latest and emerging digital trends to ensure we continue to drive positive change.

A company that is globally connected

Our global connections enable us to harness world-leading ideas and networks to create positive environmental and engineering outcomes. By working collaboratively with experts around the world, we gain access to cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions that enable us to tackle complex challenges and deliver sustainable results. Conversely, we are also able to share our ideas and expertise with a wider global network.

We are proud to be a part of a global community of environmental and engineering professionals, sharing knowledge and expertise to create a better future for our clients and the environment. Our commitment to global connectivity is key to our success and our ability to drive positive change.

Being sustainable is embedded in everything we do

We believe that sustainability is more than just a goal – it’s woven into the fabric of our purpose, values, and vision. We are committed to transforming our industry and providing solutions that support the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By prioritising sustainability in everything we do, we are building a better future for all.

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