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About Mayo Macs

Mayo Macs is a South African Macadamia processing, marketing and distribution company. Mayo Macs owns and operates two state-of-the-art Macadamia processing facilities located near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, and Paddock, Kwazulu-Natal south coast, with depots located in Empangeni, George and Levubu. The company is wholly owned by Mayo Macs’ growers, supplying the highest quality Macadamias worldwide.

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MAYO MACS a Carbon Hero

Mayo Macs' Sustainability Initiatives


Mayo Macs strongly encourages composting and mulching, and roughly 80% of their growers apply mulches and compost to their trees.

Promoting Soil Health

Mayo Macs encourages growers to grow cover crops, allow grasses to grow in between lines of trees and plant plants that encourage bees into the orchards.


Mayo Macs encourages growers to spray responsibly and consider IPM practices, alongside driving a hard USK percentage at their factory.

Reports, Certificates and/or Case Studies

Rietvallei Site

Carbon footprint certificate

Paddock Plant

Carbon footprint certificate

Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Mayo Macs - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Mayo Macs - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Mayo Macs - 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.

Find out more about the Carbon Heroes and CCC

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.