We set up our manufacturing plant over a year ago. One of the key concerns while planning was to ensure that our actions at the factory do not lead to having a negative Impact on the Environment. This continues to be our goal as a company. Tackling consumption of materials from our operations, energy & water consumption, waste generation & greenhouse gas emissions are topics that have been our priority to achieve this goal. Over the year we have ensured that in more ways than one.
From the outset we knew we needed to understand our waste to tackle it properly. We considered our waste in terms of its impact on the environment throughout the whole product life cycle, from raw material sourcing to disposal. We used the Waste Hierarchy (below) to shape our approach, preventing waste wherever we could and then finding ways to reuse and recycling as much of the remaining waste as possible. As a primarily fruit and vegetable processing company, the levels of waste we generate have been controlled by a 100% since the inception of the plant. We currently have 0% waste from fruit & vegetable processing operations going to landfills. Our waste hierarchy does not feature landfill at all; primarily because landfills cause negative environmental impacts such damaging effects of methane during decomposition & toxic liquids that seep into underground water sources.
The two types of waste generated in our factory: solid and liquid waste are sent to the Biogas plant which is in turn used to power up a part of the plant & the enriched organic manure is used as a perfect replacement of chemical fertilizers.
In tandem, we have set up other Environmental targets, including one to reduce the overall carbon emissions intensity of our operations, we’ve ensured that our approach to waste management is also supported with our wider sustainability objectives such as solar power generation and water recycling. With Climate Change and Global Warming becoming more real with each passing day, there is a need to make a more global move towards more sustainable economic strategies by each company.
We have and will continue to make a difference. Will you?