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05 Aug 2023
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Sustainability Advantage Award 2023

Ferrero Australia has once again been honoured with the prestigious Gold Partner Award in recognition of its dedication to environmental sustainability. The award is part of the esteemed Sustainability Advantage program, which is supported by the Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW Government. This program aims to empower organisations throughout NSW to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices and drive positive environmental initiatives.

Ferrero Australia has been a committed member of the Sustainability Advantage program since 2013 and has now achieved Gold Partner status for the third consecutive time. Notably, Ferrero Australia's factory in Lithgow, which has been producing Nutella and Tic Tac for over 40 years, showcases its unwavering focus on sustainability. 

Key initiatives include:

•    Solar panel installation now generates around 20% of the factory’s overall energy;

•    Reduction of water consumption by 30% since 2021; and 

•    Aiming to reduce C02 emissions by 1.5% year on year by utilising green energy from the grid and electrifying equipment which is aimed to cut gas consumption by 50 per cent. 

In accepting the award, Derek Lath, Director of Institutional Affairs at Ferrero Australia, expressed his gratitude and praised the dedication of the team.

“This achievement stands as a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team, showcasing our continuous efforts to reduce our environmental impact while expanding our operations. 

“Our commitment to sustainability is particularly evident at our plant in Lithgow, where we have taken significant measures to ensure that all our operations are responsible and sustainable, and we take immense pride contributing to the sustainability journey of the local region."

Ferrero began its journey in the small town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy, in 1946. Today, it is one of the world’s largest sweet-packaged food companies, with over 35 iconic brands sold in more than 170 countries. The Ferrero Group brings joy to people around the world with much-loved treats and snacks, including Nutella®, Kinder®, Tic Tac® and Ferrero Rocher®. More than 46,000 employees are passionate about helping people celebrate life's special moments. The Ferrero Group’s family culture, now in its third generation, is based on dedication to quality and excellence, heritage, and a commitment to the planet and communities in which we operate.