SunRice is committed to understanding and minimising any adverse environmental impacts of our milling, processing and marketing activities, recognising that our key areas are post-customer and consumer packaging, and water and energy use.
SunRice is participating in an industry best practice and innovation approach, which involves auditing the environmental impacts of rice processing and product transport, and implementing best practice if shortfalls exist. Key issues examined include energy usage, waste minimisation, and dust and noise emissions.
SunRice supports the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC), which is a leading instrument for managing the environmental impacts of consumer packaging. The business has established an effective waste packing and recycling program across all sites.
Water re-use and recycling processes have been effectively implemented within business units where water use forms a key part of business processes.
Energy-saving opportunities have been identified and implemented across all SunRice sites. These continue to be reviewed and aligned with federal energy-efficiency opportunities and state obligations.