Trevelyan’s: sustainability is a journey
The first Environmental Award to be presented by Horticulture New Zealand went to Trevelyan’s.
The inaugural award recognises a person or organisation who has developed and implemented a sustainable environmental project with identifiable benefits.The project has to show innovation, impact and engagement, combined with best practice. Ideally the project and its benefits need to be shared so other growers can learn from it and possibly repeat it elsewhere.
On considering nominees for the award judges were heartened by work going on throughout the industry that contributes to both this mission and the sustainability of our land and continued growth of our industry. Trevelyan’s proudly and publicly supports the environment and its people, while providing tasty, healthy, nutritious fruit to the whole world. With 170 permanent staff and 1,600 seasonal staff this business focuses on quality and sustainability. It has a static storage capacity of more than 10 million trays, and forecast packing 117 million trays of kiwifruit by 2021. Since 2014 Trevelyan’s has been proud to share its sustainability goals with growers, staff, the community and business, noting that sustainability is a journey. It needs ongoing development, collaboration, innovation and commitment and sees itself as a business that works smart and respects its people.
Trevelyan’s won the first Environmental Award offered by Horticulture New Zealand. From left, enjoying the moment are executive director Alister Hawkey, managing director James Trevelyan and sustainability co-ordinator Rachel Brodie. Photo Ivor Earp-Jones.