Cracker company selected for net zero pilot

Tuesday, 27 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Cracker company selected for net zero pilot

Food South Australia (Food SA) and Siemens have announced Tucker’s Natural as the first food and beverage company in the Southern Hemisphere to run a pilot of Sigreen, an emissions tracking and management solution. The South Australian family-owned company was selected from several other applicants and announced at Food SA’s 2023 Food and Beverage Summit. 

The pilot process is aimed at local food and beverage companies interested in accelerating sustainability and net zero targets. It will provide the selected company with the capability to track and manage verifiable Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) across its supply chain while maintaining full data sovereignty.

Sam Tucker, founder and Managing Director of Tucker’s Natural, said a lack of emissions data across the company’s supply chain has been the “key missing piece” in reducing social and environmental risks.

“We look forward to using the data produced from the pilot to make decisions that support our goal of operating and developing our business in a sustainable and responsible manner. Thanks to Food SA, Siemens and the South Australian Government for supporting small businesses and giving us access to the latest global technology helping accelerate sustainability goals,” Tucker said.

Tucker’s Natural will have an opportunity to engage with its supply chain on a product level and quantify the CO2 contribution of individual components and suppliers, enabling a cross-company effort towards decarbonisation, carbon reduction and net zero targets.

Milan Bawa, General Manager of Factory Automation at Siemens Australia and New Zealand, said, “I commend Tucker’s Natural on taking the giant step forward on their net zero journey with a commitment to measure and subsequently reduce emissions in their direct supply chain. As the global focus on net zero intensifies, legislation in key global markets such as the US, Europe and the UK will mean that companies in these global supply chains will need to have full transparency on their emissions.”

The pilot will start in June and run until October this year with Siemens and Tucker’s Natural working closely through the process.

Tucker’s Natural will be able to replace highly manual processes, exchange emission data along the supply chain and combine it with data from the company’s value creation to obtain a product’s true carbon footprint.

Catherine Sayer, Food SA CEO, said, “I’m particularly looking forward to the outcomes of the pilot so we can showcase the importance of being able to understand the environmental impact of supply chains.”

Using innovative technologies, Sigreen makes it possible to exchange emission data along the supply chain — from sourcing raw materials and packaging right through to customers enjoying the end product.

Image caption: L-R: Milan Bawa, Siemens; Catherine Sayer, Food SA; Sam Tucker, Tucker's Natural.

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