At Capilano Honey, we're dedicated to safeguarding the future of Australia's honey bee population. Something that plays a huge role in protecting Aussie bees is promoting a clean, green environment.
As such, over a number of years Capilano Honey has been progressively making environmental improvements across our three packing sites to ensure that Australia's favourite honey is delivered with the least amount of environmental impact.
In a comparison to 2015 versus 2016, Capilano Honey was recognised for a successful 22.81% reduction of energy usage which resulted in a reduction from 0.49 to 0.39 Greenhouse gas emissions in kgCO2e - per kilograms of honey packed.
Potable water usage also improved by 36% over the same period, which also saw reductions in the amount of trade waste generated. This great result was achieved by tackling waste with a true sense of urgency, engaging staff, building relationships with industry leading providers and striving for continual improvement in everything we do.
Our efforts were recognised last year by the Minister of Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Hon Dr Steven Miles, along with 13 other Queensland Businesses that have made a 10% reduction in their energy, water and/or waste usage.
But we aren't stopping there! This year we will be increasing the use of Solar Power supplementation across our packing sites; working towards our long-term goal to produce 'Zero Carbon' honey!
Our Perth packing site in Western Australia already works off of partial Solar Power supplementation, and we are buzzed to announce our Maryborough site in Victoria is the next to be transitioned to Solar. Construction is set to commence at the end of this month through Todae Solar, meaning we're kicking off 2018 cleaner and greener than ever before! Watch this space...