Helping the land where we operate.
At Lion, we know that if we want to tread lightly and minimise our environmental impact then we need to invest in our planet, now and for the future. That’s why Landcare Australia is one of our community investment partners, and in October 2017 staff from our Boags brewery in Launceston partnered with Landcare Tasmania to tackle a major infestation of boneseed in West Tamar.
About 45 Boags employees donated time from a scheduled shut-down of the brewery, and together with Landcare Tasmania, West Tamar Council and West Tamar Landcare everyone worked together to remove the weed from around the Beaconsfield Heritage Centre and nearby areas. Boneseed is incredibly invasive, and because of this is considered one of the worst weeds in Australia.
Boag’s Brewery Manager Nathan Calman said the willingness of staff to get involved showed in the more than 50 cubic metres of weed the team cleared from the native bush. “It was a great opportunity to contribute to addressing a major environmental weed in cooperation with others who live, work and play in the same community as our staff,” he said.
Landcare Tasmania Chief Executive, Rod Knight, said, “The fantastic collaboration of everyone involved is what the ethos of community Landcare is all about, engaging diverse players and enabling us to achieve something together that no one group could have managed alone.”