Our Approach To Energy Efficiency
A more inclusive, sustainable, affordable energy system that creates value and takes global shortages into account is now more necessary than ever.
Our mission as Tiger Brands, therefore, is to limit our dependency on non-renewable energy resources.
Energy is at the core of any manufacturing process, and reducing the energy intensity of our operations is a critical element in our response to climate change. In addition, as South Africa finds itself in a period of energy shortage, smart energy management is now a matter of strategic importance.
To this end we have enrolled engineering managers, site services (utilities) managers and technical/artisan employees in national cleaner production training offered by South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This includes courses on energy management systems, and system optimisation for fans, compressed air and steam systems. As a result, attendees have now launched focused optimisation projects at their individual business units.
More recently we have become signatories to We Mean Business, committing to three categories flagged by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) that are most relevant to our business:
● Adopt a science-based emissions reduction target
● Responsible corporate engagement on climate policy
● Report climate change information in mainstream reports as a fiduciary duty.
We are also working with CSIR on assessments conducted by the National Cleaner Production Centre to enhance manufacturing industry competitiveness through resource efficiency and cleaner production.
In addition, we are a member of the following industry bodies:
● National Business Initiative
● Business Leadership South Africa,
● Consumer Goods Council of South Africa,
● South African Agricultural Processors Association (SAAPA),
● South African Fruit and Vegetable Export Council (SAFVEC),
● South African Fruit Juice Association (SAFJA)
● Business Unity South Africa (BUSA).
Through these bodies, we support engagements with government on environmental legislation and sustainability topics.