Our approach to sustainability reflects our commitment to operate responsibly and meet legislative requirements, manage hazards associated with our business and maintain our social licence to operate.
- Health – become a leader in the protection and improvement of our people’s and our communities’ wellbeing
- Safety – be a leader in workplace safety, eliminating fatalities and injuries
- Environment – minimise any negative environmental impact from our operations and apply the precautionary principle in decision making
- Community and human rights – foster sustainable growth and respect human rights wherever we operate
Waste Reduction Programs
Viterra is focused on providing an environmentally safe method for waste disposal and has partnered with Vanden Recyling to help dispose of some of our plastic waste.
Viterra uses low density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic to line bunker walls to protect grain from moisture, which was previously sent to landfill after use. In this new initiative, Viterra employees collect the LDPE in plastic bales and Vanden Recycling recycles them at their facility in Kilburn.
The plastic is then processed locally and overseas to be used in a range of environmentally sustainable products.
Hydrocarbon Storage Upgrade
Viterra has invested in seven new hydrocarbon storage tanks to enhance the company’s environmental sustainability while improving fuel availability at sites. The seven tanks are double-skinned to prevent spillages if a rupture occurred, have a capacity of 20,000 litres and are powered by solar panels making them mobile.
The upgrades will also reduce fuel limitations, allowing sites to operate efficiently while minimising our impact on the environment.
Most of our operational sites are equipped with rain water tanks and dams to collect rain which can be used for firefighting.