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About groep 91 UITVOER

Groep 91 Uitvoer is a family-owned grower and exporter of citrus and macadamia nuts from Letsitele, South Africa. The business was founded in 1984, but the operating company was only established in 1991, which is where the “91” in the name originates from. Today, Groep 91 is owned equally by 4 family members, with the second generation having been involved in the executive management of the company since 2010. Total citrus under irrigation is 760 hectares, while macadamia plantings total 180 hectares.

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GROEP 91 a Carbon Hero

Our main focus areas towards reducing our carbon footprint are fuel, electricity and fertiliser, with specific reduction plans or projects in each area. The Confronting Climate Change calculator has made the challenge more tangible in terms of current impact, as well as the future effect of reduction strategies – Groep 91 Uitvoer

Groep 91's Sustainability Initiatives

Groep 91’s carbon reduction strategies are currently focused on fuel, electricity and fertiliser.

Organic Fertiliser

Groep 91 makes use of organic fertiliser, making up 30% of their nitrogen requirements.

Water Optimisation

Groep 91 optimises irrigation accuracy through electronic ground moisture probes.

Reports, Certificates and/or Case Studies

Carbon footprint report

Carbon footprint certificate

Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Groep 91 Utivoer - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Groep 91 Utivoer - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Groep 91 Utivoer - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Groep 91 Utivoer - Carbon Footprint - Blue North

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Through this digital recognition platform, we celebrate the Carbon Heroes taking part in the Confronting Climate Change (CCC) Initiative for their considerable effort in calculating and understanding their carbon emissions.

Each Carbon Hero has their own digital QR code that can be displayed on their website and other marketing material, linking directly to their individual profile on the Carbon Heroes website.

The QR code provides a simple and innovative way for customers to learn about each Carbon Hero’s carbon offsetting and other sustainability initiatives, as well as engage with them on social media and other marketing channels.

With the Carbon Heroes QR code we aim to support a global transition towards sustainable development by recognising and celebrating the positive environmental impact of each Carbon Hero. By having a transparent display of their commitment to reducing emissions, Carbon Heroes demonstrate their dedication to a sustainable future, while building trust in their brand.

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Carbon Heroes is a recognition platform built on the ethos of transparency and trust. While only emissions datasets graded by Blue North qualify for the platform, we do not independently verify all the information our Heroes choose to post. By signing up to the platform each Carbon Hero acknowledges that they are responsible for the information they share and that, by sharing their sustainability credentials, their information is in the public domain and open to be scrutinised. We welcome such scrutiny. We have a clear set of guidelines for the use of the platform and the qualification for the various digital labels, and reserve the right to revoke the use of the platform where it is found these guidelines are not being followed and/or the information posted is misaligned with the stated ethos. Thank you for helping us maintain the integrity of the Carbon Heroes platform and our efforts to promote greater transparency and sustainability.