Being a responsible and respected corporate citizen is an important part SunRice business. SunRice actively participates in activities to improve environmental performance and ensure the safety of its people.
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 emission.
SunRice supports the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC),
which is a leading instrument for managing the environmental impacts of consumer packaging. The business has established and effective waste packing and recycling program across all sites within the business.
Water re-use and recycling process have been effectively implemented within business units where water use forms a key part of business process.
Energy savings opportunities have been identified and implemented across all SunRice sites. Energy reduction opportunities continue to be reviewed and aligned with the Federal Energy Efficiencies Opportunities and state obligations.
SunRice adopts and implements best practice safety and quality management across its operations.
SunRice has successfully established Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management systems into all facilities in Australia and overseas.
SunRice benchmarks the implementation and outcomes of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) performance with that of other food and beverage manufactures. This practice has identified SunRice to be consistently found within the lower quartile for lost time injuries, compared with other manufactures.