Founded in South Africa, Halls is a global fresh produce supplier trusted for over 130 years. Halls strives to be responsible stewards of the land entrusted to them. From soil to shelf, Halls has five environmental goals: responsible water use, improved soil health, enhanced biodiversity, reduced carbon footprint and waste reduction.
Halls is consciously committed to sustainability throughout our value chain. The CCC carbon calculator has provided an essential tool for clarity on carbon emissions and assisted in driving key focus areas to achieve carbon reduction targets – Halls
Responsible water use, stringent IPM programmes, solar panel installations, a reduction in food waste and the elimination of single use plastic packaging are some of Halls’ main drivers to achieve a business that aspires to respect and nurture the precious planet we share.
The Halls packhouse solar panel project was completed in February 2022 and has resulted in a 24% reduction in grid electricity usage to date.
Fuel-based pruning equipment is being replaced by electrical alternatives.
Pruned branches are chipped and mulched returning this “green gold” to the orchard floor where an abundance of soil life can be found. Soil carbon levels are monitored.
Soil moisture is monitored using continuous logging probes. The installation of low-flow irrigation technology helps optimise and track water use.
Halls Every Piece of Fruit Matters campaign has resulted in a 23% reduction in food waste since 2019. All Halls branded products in Europe have been reformulated with plastic-free packaging.
Halls constantly strives to reduce the use of inorganic-based fertilisers through targeted soil and leaf sampling programmes. Semi-organic fertilisers are used in some orchards.
The Hall’s biodiversity garden is a living testimony to positive environmental impact. It sustains an abundance of fauna & flora, including African blue basil (Ocimum spp) providing a habitat for bees and other insect pollinators. Spekboom (Portulacaria afra), a natural carbon “sponge”, assists in the fight against global warming.
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.
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.