Growing Globally GreenerThe Oppenheimer Group<br />Vancouver  Calgary  Seattle  Miami  Los Angeles  Houston  Chicago  Visa...
Growing Greener At Home and Around The World<br />A Little About The Oppenheimer Group<br />As BC’s Oldest Company, Sustai...
Over 150 Years of Business Sustainability<br />Our international network of growers assures that the season’s best is alwa...
ZESPRI™ GREEN and GOLD Kiwifruit.
Amorosa™ cocktail tomatoes.
Japanese mandarin oranges. </li></ul>Decades of delivering on our commitments to customers of all sizes have established o...
We Harvest a Delicious Global Assortment<br />3% Other<br />2% Berries<br />7% Pineapple<br />30% Greenhouse<br />10% Citr...
Touching Every Step of the Supply Chain<br />Our global scope enables us to introduce sustainable practices from field to ...
Growing Greener at Home<br />At The Oppenheimer Group, our expect the world from us promise lives at the heart of everythi...
Growing Greener at Home<br />Sustainability at Oppenheimer means two things, and they go hand in hand:<br />1. Sustainabil...
Growing Greener at Home<br />HEALTHY PEOPLE, HEALTHY PLANET<br />A company-wide initiative that encourages sustainable beh...
Growing Greener at Home<br />PACKAGING<br />Oppenheimer-branded cartons are manufactured with 55% recycled<br />material o...
Growing Greener at Home<br />OPERATIONS<br />We look to our vendors (storage facilities, shipping lines, transportation co...
Growing Greener at Home<br />ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMPLISHMENTS<br />Oppenheimer received the 2007 Produce Marketing Association...
Houweling’s Hot House,  Delta, British Columbia & Camarillo, California<br />Tomatoes grown with the lowest environmental ...
66% reduction in water use
Total elimination of run off, with nutrients retrieved and recycled
Optimum food safety protocols
Pressurized environment
Local production for local consumption
Year-round employment and training for over 450 workers</li></li></ul><li>Houweling’s Hot House,  Delta, British Columbia ...
Hybrid solar technology for heating and electricity
20% higher crop yield
Nutrients recovered and recycled
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  1. 1. Growing Globally GreenerThe Oppenheimer Group<br />Vancouver Calgary Seattle Miami Los Angeles Houston Chicago Visalia Tampa Santiago Newark Buenos Aires Nogales Lima<br />
  2. 2. Growing Greener At Home and Around The World<br />A Little About The Oppenheimer Group<br />As BC’s Oldest Company, Sustainability Comes Naturally.<br />Select Grower Profiles<br />Houweling’s Hot House, Camarillo, California<br />Tomatoes grown with the lowest environmental impact per kilogram produced.<br />Origin Organic Farms, Delta, British Columbia<br />Organic tomatoes and cucumbers grown under glass in a fully sustainable system focused on recycling of water, plant matter, and soil media.<br />SunSelect Produce, Abbotsford, British Columbia<br />The world’s first “climate friendly” sweet bell peppers.<br />Divemex S.A., Guadalajara, Mexico<br />Peppers grown with pride – in the products, community, and people.<br />ZESPRI Kiwifruit, Tauranga, New Zealand<br />Premium quality green and gold kiwifruit grown in harmony with nature.<br />ENZA International, Auckland, New Zealand<br />Apples and pears produced with innovation and sustainability at heart.<br />
  3. 3. Over 150 Years of Business Sustainability<br />Our international network of growers assures that the season’s best is always in season, any time of year.<br />Through our partnerships, some lasting more than a century, we’ve introduced North Americans to popular varieties, including:<br /><ul><li>Granny Smith, Braeburn, Royal Gala, ENZA Pacific Rose™, Southern Rose™, and Jazz™ apples.
  4. 4. ZESPRI™ GREEN and GOLD Kiwifruit.
  5. 5. Amorosa™ cocktail tomatoes.
  6. 6. Japanese mandarin oranges. </li></ul>Decades of delivering on our commitments to customers of all sizes have established our reputation for reliability which enables optimum market penetration.<br />Our people are among the most dedicated and experienced in the international produce community. <br />Oppenheimer Bros. Store, Yale, BC<br />Since our beginnings in 1858 when four Oppenheimer brothers followed the gold rush and started a wholesale provisions company, we’ve grown our business by keeping our eye on the future, and delivering on our promises.<br />
  7. 7. We Harvest a Delicious Global Assortment<br />3% Other<br />2% Berries<br />7% Pineapple<br />30% Greenhouse<br />10% Citrus<br />5% Stone fruit<br />9% Apples and Pears<br />16% Grapes<br />13% Kiwifruit<br />5% Mangoes<br />More than 100 varieties from over 25 countries – roughly 40 million boxes annually<br />
  8. 8. Touching Every Step of the Supply Chain<br />Our global scope enables us to introduce sustainable practices from field to fork. <br />
  9. 9. Growing Greener at Home<br />At The Oppenheimer Group, our expect the world from us promise lives at the heart of everything we do. It encompasses our expertise at sourcing the best produce from around the globe, our commitment to service that exceeds expectations, and our respect for the planet that sustains us all. We are committed to reducing our use of non-renewable resources, improving logistical efficiencies, and introducing practical, sustainable solutions throughout the supply chain. <br />
  10. 10. Growing Greener at Home<br />Sustainability at Oppenheimer means two things, and they go hand in hand:<br />1. Sustainability in our business practices <br />Aligning with domestic and international growers whose values are the same<br />Being efficient<br />Paying attention to costs<br />Meeting customers’ needs while treating the environment well<br />2. Sustainability for the environment<br />Reducing our use of non-renewable resources<br />Introducing practical, sustainable solutions throughout the supply chain<br />
  11. 11. Growing Greener at Home<br />HEALTHY PEOPLE, HEALTHY PLANET<br />A company-wide initiative that encourages sustainable behavior in the office and beyond. From recycling programs and energy-efficient equipment, to tree plantings, community outreach and “ride your bike to work” days, this program builds awareness and creates a culture where sustainable choices are expected, applauded, and enjoyed.<br />
  12. 12. Growing Greener at Home<br />PACKAGING<br />Oppenheimer-branded cartons are manufactured with 55% recycled<br />material or greater, assuring durability as well as Earth-friendliness.<br /> 100% biodegradable and home compostable Earthcycle packaging, made with palm fiber, bring kiwifruit, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other products to market.<br />EPI additives make our grape bags biodegrade faster than traditional plastic bags. <br />We’ve reduced the use of wax in our boxes, gravitating toward high technology papers/coatings, while also choosing smarter corrugate designs that require less square footage to produce. <br />
  13. 13. Growing Greener at Home<br />OPERATIONS<br />We look to our vendors (storage facilities, shipping lines, transportation companies, manufacturers, printers, etc.) to make sustainability a priority, and often include this expectation in our RFPs. <br />Diligent attention is given to vessel schedules (product phasing) to minimize the distance between the port of entry and the end user.<br />Use of backhauls involving other companies so trucks do not return empty.<br />
  14. 14. Growing Greener at Home<br />ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMPLISHMENTS<br />Oppenheimer received the 2007 Produce Marketing Association Innovation Award in the Sustainability Category for North America’s first fully-compostable pack, made of Earthcycle palm fiber material, NatureFlex film, and a label made with<br />compostable ink.<br />The same pack was honored with the 2008 Dupont Packaging Innovation Award.<br />
  15. 15. Houweling’s Hot House, Delta, British Columbia & Camarillo, California<br />Tomatoes grown with the lowest environmental impact per kilogram produced.<br />New facility opened in spring 2009<br /><ul><li>Energy consumption is balanced by hybrid solar generation
  16. 16. 66% reduction in water use
  17. 17. Total elimination of run off, with nutrients retrieved and recycled
  18. 18. Optimum food safety protocols
  19. 19. Pressurized environment
  20. 20. Local production for local consumption
  21. 21. Year-round employment and training for over 450 workers</li></li></ul><li>Houweling’s Hot House, Delta, British Columbia & Camarillo, California<br />Tomatoes grown with the lowest environmental impact per kilogram produced.<br /><ul><li>Energy Neutral
  22. 22. Hybrid solar technology for heating and electricity
  23. 23. 20% higher crop yield
  24. 24. Nutrients recovered and recycled
  25. 25. Close to major markets, reducing transportation
  26. 26. High pressure environment reduces pests naturally</li></li></ul><li>Origin Organic Farms, Delta, British Columbia<br />Organic tomatoes and cucumbers grown under glass in a fully sustainable system focused on recycling of water, plant matter, and soil media.<br />Compost generated through a proprietary approach where leaves, stems, and fruit prunings are gathered throughout the farm then introduced into the accelerated composting system.<br />Compost is main ingredient of high quality soil. <br />Sophisticated drainage and irrigation practices assure no water, pesticide or chemical contamination occurs.<br />Organic raw material is made into fertilizer, and drip irrigation assures it does not come into contact with the tomatoes and cucumbers as they grow. <br />All drainage is recycled for reuse.<br />Can produce four times the yield of traditional organic field crops.<br />
  27. 27. SunSelect Produce, Abbotsford, British Columbia<br />The world’s first “climate friendly” sweet bell peppers.<br />Climate friendly peppers first introduced in 2007.<br />Certification is provided by Offsetters, Vancouver, B.C., one of Canada’s premier providers of quality carbon offsets.<br />Certification is achieved primarily through the replacement of non-renewable energy sources with renewable carbon-neutral energy resources and reducing overall energy consumption. <br />SunSelect has invested millions of dollars in the construction of wood waste energy plants at its greenhouse locations in Aldergrove and Delta, B.C. Canada. After obtaining the wood waste — also known as biomass — from a local saw mill, SunSelect employs boilers to create heat. The heat circulates through the boiler tubes, raising the water temperature and heating the greenhouses.<br />
  28. 28. SunSelect Produce, Abbotsford, British Columbia<br />The world’s first “climate friendly” sweet bell peppers.<br />Based upon actual heating bills for the system and standard energy <br />models, a third party auditing group, A.D. Williams Engineering, Inc., <br />of Edmonton, AB, verified SunSelect’s emissions reductions of <br />approximately 7,500 metric tons per year relative to the conventional <br />natural gas baseline.<br />SunSelect has also introduced energy curtains to reduce overall energy consumption. These white sheets are installed just under the greenhouses’ gables, and are adjustable with sliding screens that hold the warmth in at night.<br />Now, SunSelect can actually create carbon credits by burning wood waste instead of natural gas. These credits can be used to offset carbon emissions arising from the transportation of the peppers to the market in addition to ensuring that the growing process is carbon neutral. <br />
  29. 29. Divemex S.A., Guadalajara, Mexico<br />Peppers grown with pride – in the products, community, and people.<br />Awarded the EmpresaSocialmente Responsible from CEMEFI (an association dedicated to civic leadership) for conservation, recycling, and philanthropic efforts.<br />Child care centers for workers’ families<br />Water Conservation<br />Recycling Programs<br />Fundraising for local fire department<br />Adult Education<br />Health Insurance<br />
  30. 30. ZESPRI Kiwifruit, Tauranga, New Zealand<br />Premium quality green and gold kiwifruit grown in harmony with nature.<br />Ethical Labour<br />Communities<br />Succession <br />Planning<br />Corporate <br />Values<br />Employees<br />Segregation vs Equity<br />Labour<br />Social<br />ZESPRI SPE<br />Energy Sources; Non Renewable/ renewable<br />Corporate <br />Ethics<br />Economic<br />Resources<br />Customer/ <br />Market Access<br />Competing <br />Land use<br />NZ & Non-NZ<br />ZESPRI Premium<br />Grower & <br />Shareholder <br />Returns<br />Water<br />Environment<br />Other Natural <br />Resources<br />Supplier <br />Viability<br />Soil<br />Air & Water <br />Quality<br />Climate Change<br />Biosecurity<br />Ecological <br />Footprint<br />Toxins<br />Biodiversity<br />Waste<br />Carbon Footprint<br />ZESPRI is the world’s leading kiwifruit brand. With over 2,700 growers in New Zealand, ZESPRI markets green, gold and organic kiwifruit worldwide. <br />
  31. 31. ZESPRI Kiwifruit, Tauranga, New Zealand<br />Premium quality green and gold kiwifruit grown in harmony with nature.<br />In 2009, ZESPRI measured the total GHG emissions entailed in growing kiwifruit and shipping it to the UK. The grower group has subsequently applied improvements to reduce the output. <br />
  32. 32. ZESPRI Kiwifruit, Tauranga, New Zealand<br />Premium quality green and gold kiwifruit grown in harmony with nature.<br />
  33. 33. ENZA International, Auckland, New Zealand<br />Apples and pears produced with innovation and sustainability at heart.<br />Industry leader in Integrated Fruit Production (IFP) a system of environmentally purposeful growing techniques with a focus on reduced pesticide use.<br /><ul><li> Removes harmful substances from the growing environment
  34. 34. Reduces pesticide applications
  35. 35. Tracks applications through spray diaries
  36. 36. Establishes and protects “friendly” predators</li></ul>Recent developments: <br /><ul><li>Improved life cycle knowledge of various pests
  37. 37. Increased use of bio control and mating disruption 
  38. 38. Collection of data electronically through trap records and spray diaries, allowing high level mapping to see if pockets of pests exist and what corrective actions the grower took. </li></ul>Apple Futures Program<br />Building on IFP, the Apple Futures program is in its third year of developing, testing and refining production methods to deliver fruit with low or nil pesticide residues. All major apple growing regions in New Zealand are involved.<br />
  39. 39. ENZA International, Auckland, New Zealand<br />Apples and pears produced with innovation and sustainability at heart.<br />Building business sustainability for the apple industry with the introduction of new varieties. <br />Pacific Rose™<br />1997<br />Granny Smith<br />1956<br />Royal Gala<br />1973<br />Braeburn<br />1985<br />JAZZ™<br />2002<br />Envy™<br />Coming soon! <br />
  40. 40. Oppenheimer Growers Make a Difference in South America<br />Sunshine Mangoes and La Brunier Grapes.<br />Sunshine Mangoes, Peru<br /><ul><li> Touches roughly 1,000 local families with medical assistance </li></ul> and summer school classes.<br /><ul><li> Helps support Peruvian economy by providing hundreds of </li></ul> jobs.<br />LaBrunier Grapes, Brazil<br /><ul><li> “Adopt a School” program that benefits over 4,500 students </li></ul> annually.<br /><ul><li>Social projects involving workers and their families, contributing </li></ul> to local development in the Brazilian northeast, a region known <br /> for high poverty rates<br /><ul><li> Focus on resource preservation, including measures that </li></ul> sharply reduce water use.<br />
  41. 41. For More Information<br />The Oppenheimer Group, Vancouver, British Columbia<br />www.oppyproduce.com<br />Contact Karin Gardner<br />Communications Manager<br />206.284.8583<br />karga@oppy.com<br />Thank you.<br />
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