Synlait releases sustainability report

Thursday, 02 December, 2021

Synlait releases sustainability report

New Zealand dairy producer Synlait has released its Sustainability Report describing how it has worked to improve its greenhouse gas emissions.

The report, the third to be published, shows that the company has reduced its on-farm greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 5% per kilogram of milk solids. This is a reduction of 10% compared to 2018 when the emissions targets were first established. Off-farm emissions have remained stable but per kilogram of product the emissions intensity has reduced 24% since 2018.

“Our sustainability journey started in 2017, when we realised that business could no longer talk about, and plan for, perpetual continuity,” said Hamish Reid, Synlait Director — Sustainability, Brand, Beverages and Cream.

“Since then, we have chosen to pivot, building and delivering on our sustainability strategy, and we are making some impressive gains, which have exceeded our own expectations.”

The Sustainability Report also outlines the ways in which the company is making changes to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, such as introducing electrified forklifts and reducing its nitrogen emissions through optimising its fertiliser use.

The full report, which goes into further details about water use, animal welfare, institution of a circular economy and more, is available here.

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