Westland is going the extra mile to protect and care for our environment and our community. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is core to our overall business strategy.

Our first CSR Progress Update was released last year, and we are expecting to have the results of our second update within the next month. It will show how we are tracking against our targets which include reducing our waste by 35% by 2030 and our carbon emissions on-site by 25%, by 2025. The review will also detail progress highlights in 2023 and include an updated view of our carbon footprint.

Several initiatives are underway or planned to help us achieve our goals.  We will refresh our CSR strategy at the end of the year and include our wider New Zealand group (Oceania Dairy and our subsidiaries: Canary Foods, EasiYo and Pure Nutrition Ltd).

Although we are at the start of our CSR journey, already our efforts are being recognised. Last year we were awarded a Gold Medal by internationally renowned CSR auditor Ecovardis, which followed silver medals in each of the previous five years. We also gained Toitῡ Enviromark Diamond Certification for the first time which is in line with the ISO 14001 environmental management certification. We have progressed to the diamond level from our gold certification.