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Sustainability

Sustainability is a value of our organisation, meaning we strive for outcomes that benefit the environment and the communities in which we operate for the long-term.
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Our sustainability objectives 

CBH has a Sustainability Action Plan designed to capture initiatives, drive actions and track progress against areas consistent with the concepts and principles of environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments.

Key sustainability objectives:

  1. Prevent harm to the environment
  2. Strive to enhance the communities in which we operate in
  3. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  4. Integrate sustainable development principles
  5. Implement sustainable consumption practices
  6. Foster more sustainable behaviours and consumption patterns
  7. Improve water use efficiencies and protect water quality
  8. Reduce waste produced, maximise resource recovery and recycling

As an organisation, we strive for continuous improvement in our practices and behaviours. The Sustainability Action Plan is reviewed annually, with progress outlined in our Annual Report.

In addition to generating value for Western Australian grain growers, we advocate for and provide financial support to regional communities, and the wider grain industry to ensure the long-term sustainability of our industry.

Aligning to sustainable development

CBH aligns our sustainability approach to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework. We have a formal commitment to three of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. These are:

  • 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    Via the commitment to increase renewable energy into our energy mix.
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  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Practice
    Via the commitment to reducing CBH's waste to landfill burden and producing visible sustainability reporting.
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  • 15. Life on Land
    Via the commitment to minimise or offset biodiversity loss.
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Consumer demand for sustainable grain

Consumers across the world are increasingly seeking to source sustainably produced products including sustainably grown grain. CBH Marketing and Trading has taken steps to respond to the demand and offers grain customers the option to purchase sustainability accredited Australian grain.

Visit Buy Grain from CBH for information on buying sustainable grain from us or the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme section for more information on the global accreditation system we use.

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Modern Slavery Statement

CBH is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Our Modern Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Our Modern Slavery Statement is made in accordance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018.

It applies to and describes the steps taken by CBH during the 2020 financial year to seek to minimise the risk of modern slavery occurring in our businesses or their supply chains.

Download the Modern Slavery Statement 2020