Energy efficiency initiatives helped Trevelyan's Pack and Cool Ltd take out the Emerging Large Business Award at the 2012 Sustainable Business Network awards last night.
EECA Business General Manager Ian Niven said the Te Puke company's sustainability efforts achieved energy savings across the kiwifruit and avocado cool storage business.
"Electricity is the company's third biggest cost. By keeping an eye on energy use, through the use of price monitoring, and actively managing electricity demand, Trevelyan's Pack and Cool was able to cut its costs by $23,000 a year.
"They also managed a 45% reduction in carbon emissions by improving the fuel efficiency of their transport fleet, and encouraging measures such as car-pooling among staff."
The EECA Business-sponsored Emerging Large and Corporate Business Award, is for companies with more than 100 employees.