Redgold

Redgold is a family owned and operated vegetable farm in the North-West of Victoria. Our operation has evolved many times over the previous two generations but has become focussed on supplying leafy green vegetables during the winter months right across Australia. 

“Although emission sources are somewhat intuitive, the details and methods used around measuring are important to understand and become familiar with. Certification allows an operation to better understand these aspects.”

Type of certification

Organisation.

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

Since October 2021.

Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?

We are acutely aware of the looming climate crisis, partly because the science has long been solid and partly due to the seasonal volatility of our region. We were concerned that there is an unfounded belief that farmers are incapable of incorporating carbon into their bottom line, we wanted to show that a carbon price is nothing to fear.

What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?

We look forward to gaining a greater understanding of how we will most cost effectively reduce our emissions. Because we will be able to measure associated costs, it will allow us to be more informed when making decisions on how and where we should be investing in innovation and capital into the future.

What offset projects do you support?

Wind energy and power projects in India.

Why did you choose these projects?

We thought it is important that we are purely focused on promoting the development of a carbon market, we didn't want our messaging to be confused with co-benefits. That's why we chose to buy the cheapest VCU's available, as it assists in the development of a transparent global price on carbon. 

How can customers support you?

Farmers are bound by what consumers demand, we hope that the bulk of consumers become increasingly aware and selective when it comes to choosing where and how they buy their food. This will allow value chains to respond by incorporating, preparing and managing how they incorporate associated emissions into their bottom line. 

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

There are many levers that can be pulled in farming, with some imagination and preparedness to re-think systems farmers can be extremely innovative and adaptive. Crop rotation, nutrition, engineering, harvest management, freight and energy usage are some of the important things we are always analysing.

What advice would you give to a business considering certification?

Although emission sources are somewhat intuitive, the details and methods used around measuring are important to understand and become familiar with. Certification allows an operation to better understand these aspects.

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2019-20

PUBLICATION DATE:
2021-10-22

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