Costa releases 2023 Sustainability Report

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Costa Group, Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables, has released its 2023 Sustainability Report.

Costa’s Sustainable Commercial Farming vision, which sets a clear path for how we do business, is firmly embedded across all our operations.

Our 2023 Sustainability Report highlights our progress and achievements, and our commitment to pioneering and leading the way on the development of sustainable solutions within the horticulture sector.

Key highlights include:

  • Five additional solar energy systems were commissioned in our Australian operations, as part of our focus on renewable energy.
  • Trialled and implemented new packaging products and technology including paper bunch bags for grapes and mandarins, and laser etching on hard-skinned fruit in place of non-recyclable price look-up stickers.
  • Innovative data tracking system implemented in citrus and avocado crops to enable the collection and analysis of data across the entire fruit life cycle, improving forecasting and reducing fruit waste.
  • Digital crop management system deployed in Morocco to provide remote climate and environmental monitoring.
  • Donated 319,000 kgs of fruit and vegetables to Foodbank Australia, the equivalent of 575,000 meals.

Through all our activities, our people remain at the heart of our business, and we acknowledge and celebrate our diverse workforce.  We also continue to support the communities in which we farm and work, through volunteering programs, sponsorship and support for education.

Read our 2023 Sustainability Report.

Sustainability Report 2023