Community

Since starting off in 1966 as a small family owned business, we have now expanded to over 100 staff. We believe success is achieved through giving back and developing our people; our customers, our partners, and our communities. As we are a growing and loyal company, we have the opportunity to demonstrate the care and support which our world needs by giving to charities, looking after our environment, and helping our community.

Charity/Sponsorship: 

There’s a Better Way

There’s a Better Way is a non-profit organisation which was started in 2011 by Glen Green, who gave up his job in the New Zealand Police to help troubled youth.  There’s a Better Way is about working together as “One People” to help everyone challenge the negative and a build positive and safe environment through forgiveness and encouragement.  This is achieved by getting youth involved in team sports. There’s a Better Way holds 3X3 basketball tournaments around Auckland that can lead into competing in FIBA endorsed tournaments monthly. 

We feel that this group connects with us through similarity in values. Their approach in seeing everyone as who they are individually demonstrates a culture of care, support, and loyalty. Everyone has potential, and that established through sharing knowledge and collaboration in a positive environment. 

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

As a company full of adventurers, it’s no doubt that we are thankful for the work that ARHT does. Operating 24/7, 365 days a year, Auckland Helicopter Rescue started off with one aircraft used for the purpose of rescuing people from the wild Westcoast beaches in Auckland in the 1970s.  Since then, it has expanded to becoming an essential air ambulance service with skilled pilots, intensive care paramedics, retrieval medicine doctors and air crew officers around New Zealand. 

Environmental Responsibility: 

Rainwater

Retaining rainwater for later use can be a great help to our country as it prevents a surplus in our stormwater network and means less water is taken from our dams. Being based in Auckland means we get the benefit of collecting plenty of rainwater which we use to keep our Dalton cars looking spotless. 

Stormwater 

Contaminated stormwater entering our streams and harbours is another environmental issue in our country, we are on top of this too.  We do our bit by draining all site stormwater into soak holes.  These soak holes act like a filter to disburse water harmlessly into the environment rather than entering the stormwater system. 

Recycling 

The nature of the industry we are in means we use a lot of different materials, and we endeavour to dispose of them safely.  We choose to recycle our scrap metal as it can use up to 90% less energy than making the metals traditionally. Fluorescent lights can be highly toxic, and the mercury can have a negative impact our waterways and environment.  We choose to have ours recycled so that none of it goes into landfill.  As always, we continue to recycle our paper and cardboard and are regularly persisting to reduce the amount we send to landfill overall. 

Community: 

ETCO is a not-for-profit owned by Master Electricians NZ, which aims to develop and educate people in the electrical industry to be the best.  Their apprenticeship training involves both on-job and off-job training including night classes and block courses at their training centres.  Apprentices’ complete assignments, assessments, and examinations with the assistance of experienced and knowledgeable tutors and informative training material.   

Daltons and ETCO work closely, we have employed ETCO apprentices for over 15 years, and Bruce Dalton served on the ETCO Board for nine years. 

We have also been involved with the Master Electricians Auckland Branch committee for many years and Rhys Burton is the current Branch President.

 At Dalton Electrical, we strive to give back to the industry by supporting aspiring electricians through each stage of their apprenticeship and regularly volunteer to help with qualification development.  We have developed comprehensive in-house training modules and have a team of registered electricians that are fully committed to building apprentices to exceed in their career.