ACTING ON OUR GREEN PROMISE & CHALLENGES YOU TO FOLLOW SUIT
As a wholesome and down to earth business, we at Promeal are committed to responsible and sustainable production practices that will grow our company and people, whilst sustaining our beautiful planet. Since our relaunch with a new value set in 2015, we have embarked on a greener journey towards sustainability and being mindful of our beautiful planet.
“We only have one planet and so we at Promeal strive to combat waste and seek more energy efficient ways of doing business,” explains Deon Gorgens Operations and Process Executive at Promeal. “At Promeal, we are passionate about many things; putting pets first, quality nutrition production, empowering people, industry innovation and process efficiencies as well as ensuring responsible green processes,” continues Gorgens.
Promeal as a business has selected to partner with industry leaders in green processes to help us achieve our promise to the planet. We recently partnered with Oxbow ECO Energy which replaced all our neon lighting with more energy efficient LED lights throughout our factory, warehouses and offices. This not only equates to less power generation and a lesser amount of coal usage, but also means Promeal will be emitting a reduced amount of fumes, which in turn reduces hot house gasses and can only impact positively on the environment.
A second step towards our greener company philosophy comes from Promeal’s improved Waste Management program. Until recently Promeal’s raw waste was sent to Vissershok dumpsite. Fully aware that South Africa, together with rest of the world, is running out of dumpsites and aiming for Zero Waste to Landfill, Promeal sought and found a more responsible solution. Agriprotein is a Cape Town based company using German waste farming technology, which instead feeds waste to the flies. The waste eating flies in turn lay larvae, which is rich in oils and protein. These larvae are harvested, sterilised and pressed to extract the oil. The dry materials which remain behind are also rich in protein. The oil is included in animal feed processes and the protein is further utilized as compost. We now not only saves profits on waste management by only paying transport costs but are also contributing to saving the planet by doing our part to keep the country cleaner.
We are evidentially on a greener journey, constantly challenging our organization’s processes and production elements for more eco-friendly solutions. Promeal will continue on this voyage, as long as more earth-loving solutions exist. We challenge you, our partners and industry members to follow suit on a journey to greener, lighter footprints. A greener planet today, is a better future for tomorrow.