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Friday 20 May 2022

Sustainability

Applications open for Countdown’s $50k Growing for Good fund 16th May 2022 /

Applications open for Countdown’s $50k Growing for Good fund

Applications are now open for Countdown’s Growing for Good grants which puts $50,000 of funding up for grabs for students to combat climate change.


Fonterra expands seaweed trial 2nd May 2022 /

Fonterra expands seaweed trial

Fonterra is expanding its on-farm trials of methane reducing Asparagopsis seaweed.


Japan, NZ pledge sustainable food systems 26th April 2022 /

Japan, NZ pledge sustainable food systems

Japan and New Zealand have pledged to better understand respective priorities in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food systems and build a closer partnership through collaboration on new ideas, technologies and solutions to common challenges.


Almost all NZ vineyard areas sustainable – report 22nd April 2022 /

Almost all NZ vineyard areas sustainable – report

New Zealand Winegrowers says more than 96% of all vineyard area in New Zealand is now certified as sustainable, with 10% of wineries holding organic certification.


NZ Post pitches in on soft plastic recycling trial 21st April 2022 /

NZ Post pitches in on soft plastic recycling trial

NZ Post has teamed up with The Packaging Forum and Future Post to expand on the Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme to undertake a pilot trial, which will see a courier pick-up discarded soft plastics.


New govt emissions guidance for organisations 21st April 2022 /

New govt emissions guidance for organisations

The Ministry for the Environment has issued its 2022 guide for organisations to measure and report on emissions.


Watch: Tasman Bay Food’s sustainability practices 19th April 2022 /

Watch: Tasman Bay Food’s sustainability practices

Rural Delivery takes a look at Tasman Bay Food Co’s sustainability practices.


B2B Circular Economy Directory launched 12th April 2022

B2B Circular Economy Directory launched

A new online business-to-business Circular Economy Directory has been launched by the Sustainable Business Network.


Perspectives: Food for thought in IPCC report 5th April 2022 /

Perspectives: Food for thought in IPCC report

One of the biggest individual contributions people can make is eating a diet rich in plant-based food, with moderate intake of meat and dairy.


Watch: The Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project 15th March 2022

Watch: The Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project

Potatoes NZ takes a look at the Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project, which aims to protect water quality in vegetable growing systems.


Danone takes B Corp crown for ANZ F&B 10th March 2022 /

Danone takes B Corp crown for ANZ F&B

Dairy giant Danone has become the largest certified B Corporation food and drink company in Australia and New Zealand.


Watch: Is shrimp a sustainable catch? 8th March 2022 /

Watch: Is shrimp a sustainable catch?

Shrimp: a sustainable catch? From Financial Times’ Food Revolution series


Zespri creates sustainability board 4th March 2022 /

Zespri creates sustainability board

Zespri has created a board specifically to focus on its sustainability goals.


Food forum highlights NZ’s sustainability systems 24th February 2022 /

Food forum highlights NZ’s sustainability systems

New Zealand’s expertise in sustainable food systems has been highlighted at Expo 2020’s Food, Agriculture and Livelihoods Business Forum in Dubai.


Asahi sets trans-Tasman sustainability targets 2nd February 2022 /

Asahi sets trans-Tasman sustainability targets

Asahi Beverages has released new sustainability targets for its New Zealand and Australian operations.


Pals makes progress on sustainability 10th December 2021 /

Pals makes progress on sustainability

Beverage business Pals says its has offset its unavoidable emissions by 125% through funding New Zealand native forest projects and International Gold Standard clean technology initiatives.


GWF investing “hundreds of millions” into sustainability 2nd December 2021 /

GWF investing “hundreds of millions” into sustainability

George Weston Food says it is making the investment in current or planned activities across New Zealand and Australia.


Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas, Citizen win Sustainable Business Awards 26th November 2021 /

Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas, Citizen win Sustainable Business Awards

Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas and Citizen have taken gongs at the Sustainable Business Awards, with the former just missing out on the supreme award.


APEC 2021: Govt, food producer partnership key to meeting challenges – FIA’s Matt Kovac 15th November 2021 /

APEC 2021: Govt, food producer partnership key to meeting challenges – FIA’s Matt Kovac

Food producers are increasingly putting sustainability at the core of their business but feeding populations must be a partnership between the private sector and government, says Food Industry Asia executive director Matt Kovac.


Pāmu, Westpac agree $85m sustainability-linked loan 27th October 2021 /

Pāmu, Westpac agree $85m sustainability-linked loan

New Zealand’s biggest farming business Pāmu is borrowing $85m from Westpac via a three-year sustainability-linked loan.


Fonterra cuts coal greenhouse gas emissions by 11% 16th September 2021 /

Fonterra cuts coal greenhouse gas emissions by 11%

Fonterra says it cut its greenhouse gas emissions from coal by 11% in one year thanks to the conversion to renewable wood pellets at its Te Awamutu site.


F&B firms, organisations shortlisted for Sustainable Business Awards 12th August 2021 /

F&B firms, organisations shortlisted for Sustainable Business Awards

Chia Sisters, Fonterra, Foodstuffs and the New Zealand Food Network are among the food and beverage sector organisations shortlisted in the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards.


Food Nation wins UN plaudit 30th July 2021 /

Food Nation wins UN plaudit

Miranda Burdon’s Food Nation is one of fifty small- and medium-sized food enterprises from around the world named Best Small Businesses by the United Nations.


Consumers, companies and sustainability 27th July 2021 /

Consumers, companies and sustainability

Almost half of global consumers believe companies are responsible for increasing the amount of packaging that is recycled, the newly-released Mintel Sustainability Barometer.


Silver Fern Farms to launch carbon zero beef 9th July 2021 /

Silver Fern Farms to launch carbon zero beef

Silver Fern Farms co-chair Rob Hewett has announced four key sustainability goals at its annual farmer conference in Wellington.


Lion claws back carbon emissions 5th July 2021 /

Lion claws back carbon emissions

Lion reveals 2020 sustainability scorecard and commits to action on value chain carbon emissions.


Goodman Fielder launches new green goals, targets 2040 for net zero emissions 4th June 2021

Goodman Fielder launches new green goals, targets 2040 for net zero emissions

Food giant Goodman Fielder has introduced a new sustainability strategy that will see it use 100% recyclable packaging by 2025 and halve its food waste by 2030.


Sustainable Business Awards open for entries 13th May 2021

Sustainable Business Awards open for entries

Ten categories range from climate, communication and collaboration to food, nature, social impact and circular economy.


Are you NZ’s next sustainability champion? 11th May 2021

Are you NZ’s next sustainability champion?

Nominations are now open for the Change Maker category of the Sustainable Business Awards which seeks to find a “trailblazing” young person who is leading the way on environmental sustainability in Aotearoa.


DB brews up new 2030 sustainability targets 28th April 2021

DB brews up new 2030 sustainability targets

The beer producer sets itself new sustainability targets as it builds on its ambition to halve its emissions by 2030.


Sustainable Macca’s patty pilot claims success 21st April 2021

Sustainable Macca’s patty pilot claims success

The partners behind a year-long trial to produce a sustainable beef patty for McDonalds in New Zealand are claiming success.


WineWorks  goes carbonzero 16th April 2021

WineWorks goes carbonzero

WineWorks is now a certified Toitū carbonzero business.


New fund to help build healthy, sustainable kai production practices 14th April 2021

New fund to help build healthy, sustainable kai production practices

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has launched Kōanga Kai.


DB brews Export sustainability improvements 7th April 2021 /

DB brews Export sustainability improvements

DB Breweries has overhauled the packaging of its Export beer brand as it works towards a goal of halving its carbon footprint by 2030.


Hawke’s Bay farmers named sustainability ambassadors 29th March 2021 /

Hawke’s Bay farmers named sustainability ambassadors

Farmers Linda and Evan Potter have been named new national ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.


Chia Sisters gets top marks from B Corp 17th March 2021 /

Chia Sisters gets top marks from B Corp

The fast-growing Nelson juice company has been certified as the highest-scoring B Corp in New Zealand.


Southern Clams debuts website to showcase sustainability 11th March 2021 /

Southern Clams debuts website to showcase sustainability

Shellfish supplier Southern Clams has launched a new website to provide information on the seafood products it harvests.


Southern Pastures enters $50m sustainability loan 2nd March 2021 /

Southern Pastures enters $50m sustainability loan

Southern Pastures has entered into a three-year $50m sustainability-linked farm loan with BNZ and its syndicate.


Lawson’s Dry Hill goes carbon zero 1st March 2021 /

Lawson’s Dry Hill goes carbon zero

Marlborough wine producer Lawson’s Dry Hill has achieved carbon zero status.


NZ gets behind ban for single-use products 19th February 2021

NZ gets behind ban for single-use products

Organisations from around New Zealand are joining calls for a ban on single-use products, as the United Nations Environment Assembly gets set to discuss sustainability.


New Zealanders binning $3bn of food every year 17th December 2020

New Zealanders binning $3bn of food every year

The new research found leftovers to be the most common food item being thrown out.


F&B firms lead global plastic polluter rankings 9th December 2020

F&B firms lead global plastic polluter rankings

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé were named the leading plastic polluters for the third year in a row.


Canterbury gets new food sustainability school 20th November 2020

Canterbury gets new food sustainability school

Canterbury has a new postgraduate school that will focus entirely on food sustainability.