Waste reduction


  • Our Approach To Waste Reduction

Good corporate citizenship is important to us, which is why waste management is high up on the Tiger Brands list of priorities. The majority of our waste is generated during our manufacturing processes or as a by-product of these processes. We understand it is often the poorest in society who are negatively impacted by inadequate waste management, and therefore we have set targets to reduce waste to landfill by 24% and packaging waste by 15% by 2021.

Waste Management practices differ between developed and developing nations, urban and rural areas, and residential and industrial producers. Consequently, whilst Tiger Brands’ standards are influenced by the South African Regulatory Environment, we always take the local conditions and regulatory environment into account when applying our standards.

Our ambition is to send zero waste to landfill and to build a culture of waste segregation. To achieve these goals we place an increasing emphasis on reduction, reuse and recycling of waste generated in our production processes. When all reasonable options have been exhausted to realise this, we ensure that any remaining wastes are disposed of in a responsible manner. We do not produce any hazardous waste.

Furthermore, we have introduced packaging initiatives which focus on: Reduced primary, secondary and tertiary packaging
Using recycled plastics where possible
Carefully investigating the use of biodegradable packaging
Replacing current non-recyclable substrates with recyclable alternatives
We support reduce, reuse and recycle packaging principles and the waste hierarchy. To achieve our goals, we work in partnership with key suppliers and industry bodies.

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