The partnership with Lion consists of grants within the Lion dairy supply chain to support on farm effluent management improvements, as well as support of community projects in the regional areas.
The Lion Landcare Grants program aims to provide Lion’s dairy farmers with the tools and resources to address some of the ongoing environmental challenges in dairy industry. The grants are offered for projects that improve on-farm sustainability by reducing energy consumption, improving nutrient management or increasing biodiversity.
Landcare Australia and Lion have partnered since 2015 providing grants within the Lion supply chain.
The grants program is designed to help farmers develop more sustainable practices on their farms, increase business efficiencies, lower their operating costs and secure the long-term sustainability for their business.
In 2018, as part of Lion’s efforts to create long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with its direct suppliers, in addition to providing grants to its dairy farmers, the Lion Orchard Pride Landcare Grants program was launched. It supports orange growers in improving the sustainability, productivity and profitability of their orchards.
The dairy and orchard grants are offered for projects that improve biodiversity and land management or increase energy efficiency.
Read about the projects Undertaken by ten dairy farmers who were awarded grant funding in 2016/2017.
In addition, through corporate donations, a workplace giving program and employee volunteering, Lion supports various Landcare community projects.