At Mackays Marketing, sustainability is at the core of our grower group's ethos. Our diverse network of growers is united by a shared commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation. Through collective efforts, they're not just producing exceptional crops; they're cultivating a greener future.

Nurturing Nature, Empowering Tomorrow

Find out more details about our approach to sustainability by clicking each of the headings below...

Embracing renewable energy is a cornerstone of our sustainability journey. Solar panels grace our packing sheds and pump sheds, powering essential operations. Not only do we contribute to reducing carbon emissions, but we also exemplify a commitment to self-reliance and environmental responsibility.

Our growers take water conservation seriously. Soil moisture probes and weather stations aid in precise irrigation, ensuring water is used efficiently. Our commitment extends to solar-powered irrigation systems and the implementation of variable speed drives for optimised energy usage. Innovations like automated irrigation and robotic carton stackers showcase our determination to enhance sustainability without compromising productivity.

We believe in the power of recycling and repurposing. Re-usable bunch covers and clips, recycling cardboard waste, and the transformation of waste bananas into valuable resources like banana flour or field mulch underline our circular economy approach. By diverting waste from landfills and integrating it back into our operations, we're reducing our ecological footprint and nurturing the land that sustains us. These practices, driven by the hands of our growers, breathe life into our ethos of waste reduction and resource maximisation.

From drone spraying to plant sensing technology, our growers embrace innovation for greener outcomes. Technologies like Supplant, which measures tree expansion and contraction, bolster water use efficiency, while automation in irrigation enhances precision. Our collective effort to implement state-of-the-art solutions demonstrates our eagerness to lead in sustainability.

Beyond individual efforts, our grower group actively collaborates with industry bodies and initiatives to amplify our impact. We're proud to engage in reef management protocols, and actively participate in research and trials. By sharing knowledge and resources, we aim to inspire and lead the agricultural sector towards a more sustainable future.

Our sustainability journey is ongoing. Regular leaf and soil testing, exploration of alternative packaging solutions, and constant machinery maintenance ensure that we're continuously enhancing our practices. By investing in research, development, and innovation, we aspire to set new standards in sustainable agriculture.

In partnership with our growers, we're not just growing crops; we're cultivating a legacy of responsible farming for generations to come. Our commitment to sustainability reflects our dedication to nurturing both the land and the communities we serve. Join us on this journey towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.


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Postal Address:
PO Box 220
QLD 4854
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