The Zalo Beleggings farm is located 17 km south of the town of Burgersfort in the Limpopo province. 142 hectares of mandarins, satsumas and oranges are planted, with 53 hectares under net. The Lona Group is responsible for the exporting of Zalo’s fruit. Zalo Beleggings is a proud CCC user who puts in considerable effort in calculating and understanding its carbon emissions.
Electric motorcycles reduce overall fuel usage.
Implementation of IPM programme reduces pesticide applications.
Drip irrigation systems save water.
Organic waste is fed to wildlife, other waste is removed by accredited companies.
Natural vegetation grows in orchards to improve soil health.
Zalo Beleggings protects wildlife and their habitats and have an effective IAP removal plan.
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.