Tiger Brands’ role in driving environmental sustainability is becoming ever more important to the community around us and to the natural resources that serve us all. Our response is a strategic framework for environmental sustainability that drives continuous reduction in the impact of our operations by improving energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, conserving water and striving for zero waste to landfill.
Saving water in a drought-stricken province. Rain may have fallen‚ but farming in the Western Cape is still reeling from the impact of the worst drought in decades.
According to a July report from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and despite the best efforts of the country’s most efficient agricultural sectors, job losses now total 30 000 with an economic loss of nearly R6 billion and a 20% drop in exports.
The Western Cape is an important region for Tiger Brands, both in terms of its agriculture sector and our manufacturing units in the province. In the review period, these factories focused on saving water and progressing towards self-sufficiency in terms of water supply. After good rainfall in the main catchment areas, mid-October levels for dams supplying our factories were significantly higher than the prior year.