Sustainability roadmap to meet energy and water targets

SPC sustainability roadmap to meet energy and water targets

SPC Ardmona is Australia’s largest premium packaged fruit and vegetable company and is owned by Coca-Cola Amatil. The company invested heavily in transforming its operations and was aiming to reduce its energy and water intensity.

Through Amec Foster Wheeler, Scott Losee led development of a sustainability roadmap including a technology stream and a behavioural (culture) stream. Amec Foster Wheeler engineers reviewed the opportunities for reducing energy, water and tradewaste, proposing a roll-out of investments over five ‘clusters’.

Scott convened a management workshop in Shepparton and adapted a social marketing approach to target behaviours, barriers and benefits. A goal for the first cluster on the roadmap was to include ‘early, quick wins’ such as LED lighting and pipe and valve insulation. This would build momentum in the program, and understanding and ownership by managers and plant operators. The roadmap has proven to be a valuable tool to communicate the sustainability program.