Trevelyan’s: sus­tain­abil­ity is a jour­ney

The first En­vi­ron­men­tal Award to be pre­sented by Hor­ti­cul­ture New Zealand went to Trevelyan’s.

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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.

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