The awards, held at the Art Gallery of NSW, recognised environmental excellence, leadership, and innovation. Ferrero also received a special commendation certificate in the Innovation category for its BioGill project, which improved the management of liquid trade waste.
Ferrero Australia has produced its iconic Tic Tac and Nutella brands at its Lithgow factory since the 1970’s. Its sustainability recognition of “local actions to global commitments” highlights the company’s achievements in local advocacy of Ferrero’s global CSR commitments; its pursuit and promotion of 100 per cent sustainably sourced ingredients by 2020 (with palm oil already 100 per cent sustainably sourced, segregated and traceable to plantation); its community investment and volunteering with partners Brainwave and Foodbank; and the environmental achievements at the Lithgow factory featuring significant reductions in electricity, water usage, waste to landfill and GHG emissions.
The company also self-generates more than half of its electricity needs and has implemented innovative new waste management technology.