Thursday, 23 August 2018
Environmental Report, 2018
As a farmer-owned co-operative, we believe in the power of smarter farming to improve environmental outcomes, strengthen communities, deliver prosperity and ultimately lead to a better New Zealand.
The way we enable smarter farming is by helping farmers reduce their environmental impact and optimise value from the land. This strategic commitment is taking us on a journey, for staff and our shareholders. It has resulted in Ravensdown being accepted into the Sustainable Business Council in February 2018.And in July Ravensdown CEO, Greg Campbell signed on as one of the 60 founding CEOs for the Climate Leaders Coalition.
This environmental journey is ongoing, and it is why we’ve been producing an Operations Environmental Report like this since 2001. These reports are about stating the facts, measuring performance, identifying progress and setbacks.
Impact of operations
This report deals with our manufacturing operations, fertiliser stores and lime quarries. We use consistent measures to track our environmental performance since 2000 at our three superphosphate manufacturing sites in order to identify trends and rectify any shortfalls. Our asbestos removal programme is a major investment across the business.