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Maria Crawford

Maria Crawford

Innovation and Sustainability Manager, Coles Livestock

Tackling Scope 3 emissions in the Supply Chain

In the push to net zero, agricultural businesses are looking to manage the complexities with measuring and reducing their emissions.

Join Brooke Donnelly, General Manager Sustainability at Coles; Maria Crawford, Livestock Innovation and Sustainability Manager at Coles; and Andrew Mercer, a supplier into Coles’ Carbon Neutral beef range, for a fireside chat about tackling the decarbonisation challenge in the supply chain.

Brooke and Maria will share their insights into how Coles is engaging with suppliers to address its Scope 3 emissions, and how its producers in the supply chain are starting to engage.

Andrew, from the family property ‘Springwood’ near Hamilton in SW Victoria will share reflections as a farmer leaning into the challenge and provide practical advice on how others could approach emissions reduction, for example through improving herd efficiency, optimising the use of digital tools and data and investigating the potential use of new technologies.

About Maria: 
Maria is the Innovation and Sustainability Manager for Coles Livestock, leading the sustainability producer engagement across the livestock business, including the innovative Coles Carbon Neutral Beef and Pork programs. 

Maria’s focus is on delivering a supplier engagement strategy that promotes and enables productive and profitable futures for Coles livestock producers. 

Maria holds qualifications in Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne and brings a wealth of knowledge to her current role, through many years’ experience leading supply chain extension projects and facilitating producer network groups with Agriculture Victoria. Being a partner with her husband in a wool and prime lamb business in South-West Victoria also enables Maria to reality check the impact of sustainability initiatives on the future viability of livestock enterprises.