Case Study: Du Roi Group

The Du Roi Group is a significant business within the ANB Holding Group who are involved in various Agro businesses in five areas of South Africa including the the management of national and international PBR's (Plant Breeder Rights) of valuable fruit cultivars and well known retail brands, particularly for the citrus industry.

The Du Roi Group was a participant in the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Improvement Project a collaborative initiative between the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Energy, UNIDO, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the UK Department for International Development, which was implemented by the National Cleaner Production Centre.

The NCPC contracted Structatherm Projects (SP) as service provider to undertake an energy assessment of four operations at the Du Roi Letsitele site. This assessment highlighted the energy savings potential on the site, and opportunities to reduce the businesses carbon-footprint.

Structatherm Projects has subsequently been engaged by Du Roi management to assist the Du Roi Group, with the introduction of an Energy Management System to the operations of the business, and to integrate these systems as part of a programme to achieve greater Sustainability.

Structatherm Projects has also been instrumental in assisting the Du Roi Group in further imbuing the Sustainability Ethic into the business, and this is in congruence with the principles of significant clients and publics of the group.