A sustainable future for our Co-operative is core to our new strategy – it’s how we create long-term value for future generations.
Our new strategy integrates sustainability into our thinking and takes a triple-bottom-line approach to our Co-operative way of doing things.
We’re switching to solar power at sites across the globe to further reduce our footprint and stay at the forefront of low-emissions food production...
It’s full steam ahead on wood pellets as our Te Awamutu site takes the next step in its transition away from coal...
As a Co-operative, we’re deeply invested in New Zealand’s success and take a long-term view. That’s why we’ve put sustainability at the heart of our new strategy...
The challenges we face are significant and the changes required will take time, but we want to play our part. We are working in our sites, with our farmers and with our communities to face those challenges and improve our environmental performance.
On farm water sustainability
We want New Zealand’s land and water to be healthy, we want Kiwi’s to be able to swim where they want to, and we’re working with our farmers, doing our part to get there.
Achieving sustainable water catchments in the regions where we operate means working with others to help protect and regenerate the waterways.
Reducing our water use
Our factories depend on water. We acknowledge that water use across our 26 sites is significant, and we want to ensure our water use is as efficient as possible
That’s 23% of our farms. We’re on track to hit our goal of 100% of farms an FEP by the end of 2025.
This is a big step in the right direction to keeping our waterways clean, we are further focussing on this goal by…
We’re super-proud of the way our farms and manufacturing sites are protecting the environment and supporting our communities. Come on in and have a look at what goes on behind the scenes.
Packaging is vital for delivering safe and quality nutrition, and is also a large component of our direct and indirect waste.
We aspire to play our part in achieving the concept of ‘zero waste’ and this year we set specific global targets to guide our efforts.
Learn more about our commitments to the environment and how we’re tracking.