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Environmental Management

Our company is committed to finding more ways to be environmentally friendly and to do our bit to help the environment.

Over the years, Haigh’s has introduced a number of initiatives that have become part of the way we do business, and we’re continuing to find more ways to be environmentally friendly.

Greenpeace tick

We’ve received a green tick from Greenpeace for sourcing our chocolate making ingredients from non-genetically modified origins.

Underground rainwater tanks

Rainwater falling on our factory roof is collected and stored, then used through our steam boiler system saving many thousands of litres of water each year.

Major action on packaging

Haigh’s is an original signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, an industry and government initiative to reduce the environmental effects of packaging on the environment.

100% recyclable

Our cardboard boxes, glass, paper bags and gift wrapping paper are 100% recyclable. Our 200g Ballotin box tray insert is made from non-genetically modified corn starch made possible by advanced biopolymer techonology.  The tray is fully biodegradable, water dispersible and home compostable. Our clear PVC boxes are made of 50% recycled materials and also fully recyclable.

Gift Packaging

We develop many keepsake, collectable and reuseable gift items from tinware, fabric bags, glass and wooden containers.  In this way we reduce the amount of throw-away packaging and at the same time offer a unique range of ever changing seasonal gifts.

Plastic

At our warehouse, we bale up the shrink wrap and supply it to a recycled products manufacturer. All other plastic is placed into the plastic recycling bin.

Bubblewrap

The bubblewrap that protects our products during transport is reused in-house. Any extra is given free of charge to neighbouring businesses to reuse for their packaging.

Bottles, cans, newspapers

Just like you probably do at home, we recycle all of our plastic bottles, milk containers and newspapers once a fortnight through the council. Our aluminium cans are taken to a recycling depot.

At the stores

No plastic bags here – we use biodegradable cellophane bags, wrapping paper and paper bags. And when handling chocolate, our staff use cloth gloves rather than plastic.

Back to base

If no recycling is available locally, our stores, wherever possible, return all their packaging to our head office for appropriate recycling.

Our suppliers

We’ve had a close look at the packaging we receive from our suppliers, and where appropriate have suggested new methods to reduce the amount of waste. In some instances, we return packaging to the supplier for recycling.

Our staff

Our staff are very involved, and offer welcome suggestions on how we can continue to improve our workplace and work practices to benefit the environment.

Green printing

Our newsletters are printed using a carbon neutral printing process from an environmentally accredited printer using vegetable based inks. Download our Environmental Sustainability brochure.