At Zambia Sugar, we recognize the importance of protecting the environment. We are committed to sustainable farming practices that minimize our impact on the environment and promote biodiversity.
We are committed to being responsible stewards of the environment. We believe that sustainable farming practices, the use of renewable energy sources, and effective waste management are essential to minimizing our impact on the environment. We are proud of our commitment to sustainability and are continuously looking for ways to improve our environmental performance
Preserving Nature’s Sweet Symphony: Zambia Sugar’s Dedication to Environmental Harmony.
Water is a precious resource, and we are committed to its conservation. We use several irrigation systems including Drip, Centre Pivot and Canal Irrigation. The Company continues to innovate and has introduced a new invention called Synergistic Sustainable (short furrow) Irrigation & Drainage (SSID) which is currently being pilotedwith prospects of being rolled out on a commercial scale in a few months’ time. The focus of these irrigation systems is to minimize water usage while ensuring that our sugar cane receives the necessary nutrients.
We also have an effluent treatment plant that treats the water used in our operations before it is released back into the environment.
We believe in utilizing renewable energy sources to power our operations. We use bagasse, which is a by-product of the sugar production process, to generate electricity. Bagasse is a renewable energy source that is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
We have implemented a waste management program that ensures that our waste is properly disposed of or recycled. We recycle the by-products of sugar production, such as molasses, and we use them to produce animal feed. We also compost our organic waste to produce fertilizer for our sugar cane plantation.
We believe that promoting biodiversity is essential to maintaining a healthy environment. We have implemented sustainable farming practices that promote biodiversity, such as crop rotation and the use of cover crops. We also have a wildlife management program that ensures that our operations do not negatively impact local wildlife populations.
We have implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) that monitors and minimizes our impact on the environment. Our EMS includes procedures for identifying and assessing environmental risks, monitoring environmental performance, and implementing corrective actions when necessary.