Our purpose is to independently ensure buildings in New Zealand are safe and properly maintained in the context of our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Whakanoa ngā whare – to make houses safe from tapu.
Argest takes pride in its strong and positive culture to ensure we contribute more than just the services we deliver and provide added value and opportunity to our customers, our team, the compliance and fire industry, and our shareholders.
Our core values underpinning our ability to deliver positive cultural, environmental, social and economic outcomes are:
- Customer Aotearoa/New Zealand Cultural Centricity
- Technical Excellence and Quality
- Innovative Growth
- Supportive Teamwork
- Integrity and Independence
Using our customer and Aotearoa/New Zealand cultural-centric approach, we adapt engagement, training, processes and services that are aligned to providing value-added services and positive outcomes to our customers.
As part of our core values, Argest appreciates the unique culture of te ao Māori and its obligations as a company in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the interconnectedness and interrelationships of all things. Argest understands the need to operate bi-culturally to meet our treaty obligations, and multi-culturally to support a diverse and culturally rich team. Enabling the use of te reo Maori is a key area where Argest is beginning to provide cultural value in compliance in documentation, advisories, and forms, traditionally only found in English. As a subscriber to Amotai, Argest is committed to ensuring Māori companies are actively included in delivering services we manage and subcontract for our clients. When developing hiring, training, and retention programs we consider the diverse needs of our employees with support programs, special leave, and flexibility to allow us to adapt our programmes to align with individuals or cultural groups.
Argest is 100% New Zealand owned and provides services within New Zealand. Our core value of Supportive Teamwork extends to the eco-system of contractors and subcontractors, where we leverage our independence and integrity to work with New Zealand and multi-nationals, with New Zealand employees to create business opportunities across that eco-system. This includes the development of joint services that benefit our customers and joint projects that create learning and development opportunities for employees with the organisations and cultures that we engage with.
Argest’s commitment to providing broader cultural, environmental, social and economic outcomes is seen in our engagement with our clients, our suppliers and the industry we are a part of, with flexibility and willingness to create additional value for building owners and users of a building across Aotearoa/New Zealand.