SUSTAINABILITY

Modderdrift strives towards optimally sustainable, efficient and environment friendly farming practices.

This is a fundamental principle that determines our point of departure for all the activities at Modderdrift – the relationships with our workforce, our management, our receivers and our environment. In the quest for energy savings we work hard at saving energy and preventing wastage.

In a quest for increased sustainability, we regularly check our eco-friendliness and carbon footprint levels through audits and work towards improving these standards on an ongoing basis. Examples of this include the recycling system for used, empty crop protection containers. We do not discard these potentially hazardous containers but recycle them by returning them to our chemical suppliers. We also recycle plastics, paper and glass from the waste that is generated and collected on the farms.

We implement the principles and practical applications of Good Agricultural Practices in a quest to produce safe and healthy fruit within the parameters of the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our business. These include the protection of the fauna and flora in the natural habitat adjoining our farms, water source protection as well as ensuring water security for our personnel and our product. In the process of initiating any new development, we adhere to the S24G environmental impact assessment requirements as stipulated by the Department of Environmental Affairs.