MSM Milling strives to implement this by:
- Running a business which is financially sound and strives for long term growth and continuous improvement
- Maintaining commitment to corporate social responsibility
- Displaying integrity in business and maintaining high ethical standards
- Maintaining a safe work environment
- Actively promoting and participating in regional development
- Taking a leading role in producing and promoting healthy vegetable oil products
- Operating highly efficient, low waste manufacturing sites with low carbon footprints
- Promoting and increasing the long term well-being and viability of customers, suppliers, employees, the community and the environment.
$5.38m bioenergy investment delivers Australia’s first low carbon Canola Oil
In 2019, MSM Milling commissioned a $5.38 million cornerstone project for the Australian food processing industry, making it the country’s first low carbon canola oil producer.
The biomass-fuelled boiler was funded by MSM Milling, in conjunction with a $2 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), under the Advancing Renewables Program.
The 4.88MW boiler is fuelled by locally sourced renewable wood waste, forestry thinnings, offcuts and sawmill by-products, to generate the steam needed for the canola processing operation. The biomass boiler replaces three LPG boilers, with the vast majority of heat and steam requirements now coming from renewables.
The company’s commitment to sustainability and adoption of renewable energy, helps to ensure the future of the business, and is in line with consumers’ demands for environmentally friendly products, production, supply chains and businesses. The boiler is delivering a 70-per-cent reduction in MSM's thermal energy costs, reducing greenhouse emissions, fossil fuel energy use and depletion, while increasing NSW’s renewable energy generation.
MSM Milling's switch from LPG to biomass will result in net emissions reductions of more than 80,000-tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents during the life of the project. It means we’re removing the Co2-e of 1,500 cars from the road each year. Over the life of the project, the boiler will offset the carbon footprints of 4,444 Australian households.
The CEO of ARENA, Darren Miller, said the project is helping to showcase the growing benefits of bioenergy uptake in Australia’s energy mix.
"MSM Milling is one of the first examples of a large Australian agricultural industry company reducing its costs and environmental impact by using biomass for thermal energy. It’s something ARENA is proud to have supported and we see significant potential for the project to be replicated elsewhere in the industrial sector,” he said.
MSM Milling took out the Bioenergy Australia Commendation for Corporate Leadership for the fuel switch project at the 2018 Bioenergy Australia Conference.
Information available in the public domain verifies that MSM Milling has better energy efficiency, lower carbon emissions, better water efficiency and less landfill waste than its competitors in Australia.
MSM Milling was recently audited by the renowned Yum Restaurants International STAR Environmental audit scoring 95.58%.
MSM Milling encourages community consultation and engagement. MSM Milling has a 24-hour telephone line in regard to our activities.
The freecall number is 1800 750 034.