Non-financial overview

Environmental sustainability


Environmental sustainability
Key legislative developments
  • The carbon tax bill will come into effect on 1 July 2019. Tiger Brands is prepared to report scope 1 emissions to the authorities as we are already reporting these in our CDP submissions.
  • The draft climate change bill, published in June 2018, provides for the effective management of inevitable climate-change impacts. The bill also calls for industry to make a fair contribution to the global effort to stabilise greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere.
  • The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) published a notice requiring several industries to submit waste management plans for approval. As a brand owner, this will include Tiger Brands as a producer.
  • Water restrictions were announced in July 2018, specifically for municipal water supply.

Environmental sustainability is underpinned by a group sustainability strategy that requires our operations to concentrate on reducing our environmental footprint and avoid environmental accidents. Specific environmental targets include:

  • Water reduction target for each unit in 2018 and 15% in total by 2021
  • Waste to landfill down 24% by 2021 from 2018 level, with yearly targets
  • Energy-saving and CO2 emission-reduction targets for each unit in 2018 and 15% in total by 2021
  • 2021 packaging losses reduced by 15% from the 2018 baseline
  • All production units to conduct ISO 14001 (2015 standard) audits and retain this certification.
Key indicators
Energy (kWh) 128,19   132,61  
Water (kl) 2,12   1,67  
Packaging (tons) 0,31   0,28  
Waste (tons)* 0,005   0,02  
Carbon emissions CO2-e 0,24   0,23  
Production output (tons) 2 395 809   2 378 278  

* Impacted by VAMP product recall and incineration of products due to Listeria outbreak.