16th May 2022 Countdown / Sustainability
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 is expanding its on-farm trials of methane reducing Asparagopsis seaweed.
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.
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 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.
The Ministry for the Environment has issued its 2022 guide for organisations to measure and report on emissions.
Rural Delivery takes a look at Tasman Bay Food Co’s sustainability practices.
A new online business-to-business Circular Economy Directory has been launched by the Sustainable Business Network.
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.
Potatoes NZ takes a look at the Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project, which aims to protect water quality in vegetable growing systems.
Dairy giant Danone has become the largest certified B Corporation food and drink company in Australia and New Zealand.
Shrimp: a sustainable catch? From Financial Times’ Food Revolution series
Zespri has created a board specifically to focus on its sustainability goals.
New Zealand’s expertise in sustainable food systems has been highlighted at Expo 2020’s Food, Agriculture and Livelihoods Business Forum in Dubai.
Asahi Beverages has released new sustainability targets for its New Zealand and Australian operations.
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.
George Weston Food says it is making the investment in current or planned activities across New Zealand and Australia.
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.
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.
New Zealand’s biggest farming business Pāmu is borrowing $85m from Westpac via a three-year sustainability-linked loan.
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.
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.
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.
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 co-chair Rob Hewett has announced four key sustainability goals at its annual farmer conference in Wellington.
Lion reveals 2020 sustainability scorecard and commits to action on value chain carbon 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.
Ten categories range from climate, communication and collaboration to food, nature, social impact and circular economy.
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.
The beer producer sets itself new sustainability targets as it builds on its ambition to halve its emissions by 2030.
The partners behind a year-long trial to produce a sustainable beef patty for McDonalds in New Zealand are claiming success.
WineWorks is now a certified Toitū carbonzero business.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has launched Kōanga Kai.
DB Breweries has overhauled the packaging of its Export beer brand as it works towards a goal of halving its carbon footprint by 2030.
Farmers Linda and Evan Potter have been named new national ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.
The fast-growing Nelson juice company has been certified as the highest-scoring B Corp in New Zealand.
Shellfish supplier Southern Clams has launched a new website to provide information on the seafood products it harvests.
Southern Pastures has entered into a three-year $50m sustainability-linked farm loan with BNZ and its syndicate.
Marlborough wine producer Lawson’s Dry Hill has achieved carbon zero status.
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.
The new research found leftovers to be the most common food item being thrown out.
Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé were named the leading plastic polluters for the third year in a row.
Canterbury has a new postgraduate school that will focus entirely on food sustainability.