Growing a sustainable future

At T&G, Kaitiakitanga captures what sustainability means to us. It’s a Māori word which means guardianship and protection. This is central to who we are and what we do – treating the land, people, produce, resources and community with the greatest of respect and care, as guardians of their future.

Our approach to Kaitiakitanga

As kaitiaki, we’re united in wanting to make a genuine, lasting and positive impact on the world, and to be sustainability leaders.

To grow a healthier and more sustainable future, our Kaitiakitanga framework has three key pillars, each with its own aspirations and targets.

Our integrated Annual Report shows the progress we’re making to deliver our Kaitiakitanga framework and targets.

2025 targets

Our people

A total recordable injury rate (TRIFR) less than 5
Progress: A decrease to 8.8, equating to a 16.2% reduction towards the target

Robust infrastructure to promote inclusion and diversity
Progress: Became a member of Diversity Works and completed a stocktake

Inclusive leadership that reflects the T&G population, supported by mentoring and training emerging leaders and key talent
Progress: Emerging Leaders Programme completed in Hawke’s Bay operations

Non-biased recruiting practices, from advertising to hiring
Progress: 2021 target set to create framework and action plan

Our place

Reduce GHG emissions* by 22% (T&G operations)
Progress: 10.2% reduction from the 2017 baseline. This includes reductions achieved from renewable electricity

Reduce energy consumption* by 11% (T&G operations)
Progress: 10.7% reduction in energy, closing in on our target

Polybags, punnets and PLU (price look up code) solutions introduced, aligned to T&G packaging guidelines
Progress: Guidelines introduced for own-brand packaging

Our produce

Donate and/or supply unharvested produce
Progress: Foundational partner of the New Zealand Food Network and established our Fairgrow charity

Sustainable Development Goals

We’re proud of the contribution we’re making towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).​ We’ve chosen to align with 9 of their 17 goals.

Our people

We’re growing a safe, healthy and passionate team, where everyone’s empowered to be their best and thrive.

Our place

As kaitiaki, we’re building a healthier planet by protecting and nurturing our natural environment and using our resources responsibly.

Our produce

Our safe and sustainable produce value chain provides nutrition to our customers and consumers, and enhances livelihoods.