Mouton Citrus is proudly owned by the Mouton family and its empowerment partners, including Mgro – a company representing Mouton Citrus’ employees. The farms are situated around Citrusdal, along the Elephants River and flanked by the imposing Cederberg Mountains. The area enjoys a Mediterranean climate, making it ideal for the production of novel varieties and citrus of the very highest standards. The region is free of phytosanitary citrus pests such as Citrus Blackspot, Greening and Citrus Canker.
Mouton Citrus aims to position ourselves as a direct supplier to leading global retailers and selected targeted markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. We primarily export our own produce and also collaborate with carefully selected grower partners to enhance our offerings. Confronting Climate Change (CCC) has helped us in achieving our goals. The CCC report helped us become more aware of our carbon footprint and identify areas for improvement – Mouton Citrus
Mouton Citrus strives to increase the utilisation of solar energy, minimise packaging waste, further decrease the use of synthetic nitrogen, reduce chemical intervention in pest management, and lower fuel consumption.
30% of packhouse energy needs are provided by solar power.
Mouton Citrus has reduced synthetic nitrogen by 5%, and also utilises minimum tillage.
Mouton Citrus plants cover crops, plants on ridges, employs minimum tillage, utilises crop rotation and mulching.
The farm makes use of low-flow drip irrigation technology and recycle flume water.
Mouton Citrus utilises electrical forklifts in the packhouse, provides driving lessons to optimise fuel efficiency, and implements continuous fuel monitoring to minimise unnecessary driving.
Organic waste is minimised by good agricultural practices, recycling inorganic waste, and making use of packing material that has a percentage of recycled content.
Mouton Citrus has identified terrestrial ecosystems within farm boundaries, restores fynbos by removing alien vegetation and promotes natural corridors for wildlife movement. Hunting or capturing of wildlife is prohibited on farms.
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.