Z Energy was created in 2010 when Royal Dutch Shell sold its local downstream business. It supplies fuel to retail customers and large commercial customers such as airlines, trucking companies, mines, shipping companies and vehicle fleet operators.
Right from the beginning, Z decided to do things differently. They set out to be known as an extraordinary, world class kiwi company with ambitious goals. Ambitious goals required a market strategy that would allow Z to differentiate itself in a generic competitive local market place. The key to doing this, senior leaders concluded, would be through its people; extraordinary people would deliver Z extraordinary results.
In 2012 Z’s Aon Hewitt engagement data analysis indicated that career development needed to become a key area of focus. At that point, Z looked to partner with Fuel50 in order to increase its career related Aon Hewitt scores and overall engagement. What has unfolded has been a three year journey of concentrated and sustained focus on personal growth and career development.
Attracting and growing a team of extraordinary people meant that personal growth had to become a key strategic business driver. Personal growth and achievement would allow extraordinary results to be delivered through its people.
Z believe that personal and career development is for everyone in the organisation and like to think that the work environment is more closely experienced as a personal growth experience rather than just “work”. They care deeply for their people while pushing them to achieve their best as individuals and collectively as an organisation.
Z Energy increased engagement from 66% to 78% between 2013 and 2015
Most preferred brand
According to recent surveys, Z Energy has become the number one favourite brand in the industry.
Between 2013 and 2015, Z Energy saw a 34% point increase in NPS, 34% above the industry average!