Environmental Impacts

Pure Oil NZ’s stated business purpose; “Committed to better natural nutrition that is traceable and sustainable”. We therefore take sustainability and all environmental impacts seriously. We invest time and money to reduce our negative environmental impacts and to ensure that our business can endure into the future.

We group environmental matters under 3 sections:

Growing crops

Processing seed

Product to market

We have had good successes in improving our environmental impacts and we list these projects under our “Green Success Stories”

Growing our crops

Our Farmers (grower-suppliers) are an integral part of the business, and we have long standing relationship with our farmers. The business invests back into the arable rural areas by providing new cropping options such as sunflowers and soyabeans.

Processing the seed

Renewable energy Our factory (Crush Facility) is powered with renewable Hydro power, which means the same rains that irrigate our dryland crops also doubles as the energy provider to the South Canterbury Hydro Dam system.

Product to market

Low food miles Reducing the distance from paddock-to-plate is a sensible and straightforward way to lower carbon emissions. Having our farmers within 300 Kms and all our customers within 1100 Kms from the Crush Facility has allowed us to reduce the Food Miles as compared to imported vegetable oils.

Our Green Initiatives



Pure Oil NZ’s Agronomy and Product Development teams are aiming to establish soybean crop into New Zealand arable sector and to build a market for high quality, minimally processed soyabean products. Soya beans are an efficient plant at taking carbon from the atmosphere and converting that to nitrogen to grow a crop of soyabeans with little input nitrogen fertiliser. The soyabean also leaves deposits of usable nitrogen in the soil for the following crop (wheat).

Reducing plastic packaging

Minimising and eliminating plastic from our packaging, it is our continuous effort to reducing and eliminating where possible our dependency and usage of plastic in our packaging. We aim at introducing the bag-in-box packaging in our Leg Up brand by the end of 2022.

eco package

Reducing methane emissions

Rapeseed meal reducing methane emissions for dairy cows, research has shown rapeseed meal cake to reduce methane emissions in dairy cows by as much as 13%. We are working with likeminded dairy farmers and research organisations to understand this science more and develop further for the New Zealand dairy industry.

Biodiesel fuelled fleet

We run our light vehicles and heavier rolling vehicles on diesel. Innovation is at the centre of our values; we have commenced a project to convert our lower grade rapeseed oil to be made into biodiesel and use this to fuel all our diesel vehicles and our grain dryer.



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