Elders' ambition is to lead sustainability and productivity to benefit our customers, communities, industry, people and shareholders. 

Our key sustainability principles

We provide our customers and clients with the goods and services they need.

We support our people and industries and communities in which we operate.

We do our part to look after the environment and animals in our care.

We operate ethically and to the highest standard.

Our priorities


Building resilience across the sector. Reducing emissions, benefiting the environment and improving farm productivity.

People and communities

Promoting safety, attracting and retaining the best people and supporting communities.

Ethical operations

We are committed to acting ethically, with the highest standards in governance and transparency.

Thomas Elder Sustainable Agriculture

TESA is our research and extension arm, working at the forefront of evolving agricultural practices. 

The results of our work, in collaboration with industry, universities and government, provides you with practical, profitable and sustainable future-focused solutions.

close-up, inspecting seedlings in seed tray

The year in review

A snapshot of our sustainability achievements in 2023.

$3.33 million

In donations and sponsorships.

1,000 +

Local community sports teams and events sponsored.


Lost Time Injuries. $2M invested in safety capital expenditure.


Board positions were held by women.


Renewable electricity achieved through the procurement and retirement of large-scale generation certificates.


Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions intensity against baseline year of 2021. 


Agricultural chemical containers collected for reuse and recycling.


2.18 tonnes

Bags collected for recycling. Elders now a member of Big Bag Recovery.

Meet the team

Karena Milios

Head of Sustainability
  • Elders Adelaide

Jason Roberts

Sustainability Manager
  • Elders Adelaide

Afra Abdeen

Sustainability Advisor
  • Elders Adelaide


To find out more about Sustainability at Elders, read our full Sustainability Report.


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