Ferrero Australia receives environmental commitment award

This article first appeared on Convenience & Impulse Retailing, authored by Thomas Oakley-Newell

Ferrero Australia has been honoured with the Gold Partner Award in recognition of its dedication to environmental commitment.

Achieving the success for the third consecutive time, the award is part of the Sustainability Advantage program, which is supported by the Office of Energy and Climate Change, NSW Government.

Ferrero Australia director of institutional affairs Derek Lath expressed his gratitude and praised the dedication of the team.

“This achievement stands as a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team, showcasing our continuous efforts to reduce our environmental impact while expanding our operations,” he said.

“Our commitment to sustainability is particularly evident at our plant in Lithgow, where we have taken significant measures to ensure that all our operations are responsible and sustainable, and we take immense pride in contributing to the sustainability journey of the local region.”

Ferrero’s factory in Lithgow, which has been producing Nutella and Tic Tac for over 40 years, has several key initiatives focusing on sustainability, including solar panel installations that now generate around 20 per cent of the factory’s overall energy.

The factory has also reduced water consumption by 30 per cent since 2021 and aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 1.5 per cent year on year by utilising green energy from the grid and electrifying equipment, which is aimed at cutting gas consumption by 50 per cent.

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