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Hewitt wins at Australian Organic Industry awards

Hewitt, an Australian food producer, won two major Australian Organic Industry Awards this year, including the highly coveted Business of the Year Award; and Brand of the Year for Cleaver’s Organic.

The Australian Organic Industry Awards recognise excellence in the Australian organic industry and showcase the outstanding achievements of products, individuals, brands and businesses.

Business of the Year was awarded to Hewitt, highlighting the company’s contribution to, and innovation in, the certified organic industry.

The award is also a recognition of Hewitt’s commitment to employee development in certified organic practices.

Chief executive officer and managing director at Hewitt, Mick Hewiit said, “Our team has worked hard over the years to become an Australian market leader in organic red meat products. Our philosophy of treating the land, animals and people well has placed us in a strong position to produce high-quality certified organic meat products.”

Cleaver’s Organic took out the Brand of the Year category. A successful 25 years in market has enabled the brand to solidify and grow its leadership in the delivery of new value-add products to increase consumer demand.

“We’re honoured to be recognised with these industry awards. The awards are recognition of our commitment to certified organic practices that deliver ethical meat products of exceptional quality and taste to consumers,” said Hewitt.

Hewitt was also nominated in the innovation category at the Australian Organic Industry Awards for its commitment to sustainability.

Cleaver’s Organic meat packaging has rolled out new paper-based trays made from recyclable and sustainably sourced materials.

The packs contain 75% less plastic than equivalent packs using plastic trays and labels.

At the heart of Cleaver’s brand ethos is its ethical pillars:

Certified Organic -Cleaver’s is proudly Certified Organic and raised in Australia. Cleaver’s products are free of GMOs, antibiotics, added hormones, synthetic chemicals and artificial preservatives, colours, and flavours. Their animals live entirely free range on Australian certified organic paddocks. All Cleaver’s Organic beef and lamb are grass fed and finished.

High animal welfare – all Cleaver’s animals are certified organic by Australian Certified Organic (ACO), living and interacting as they would in nature.

Carbon neutral – Cleaver’s meat products are certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI). Cleaver’s takes responsibility for its footprint from properties to shelf. Cleaver’s minimises carbon footprint and offsets unavoidable carbon emissions through independently verified credits.

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