At this point in time, the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry certainly has its challenges - labour shortages, infrastructure costs, climate change and more.
Trevelyan's, one of New Zealand's leading Kiwifruit packhouse, cool storage facility and orchard management services provider, believes these challenges present the perfect opportunity to reflect and continuously grow as a company. That's why they've adopted the phrase 'Big Little Wins'.
The Big Little Wins concept
The concept of 'Big Little Wins' is based on the idea that lots of little decisions can have a big impact. As a family-owned business, Trevelyan's is committed to listening to its growers and putting them first every step of the way - they do this by emphasising continuous improvement, exposing and solving problems, and ensuring they are ahead of the game. In practice, this means making small changes that will have a big impact overall, especially in focus areas like workplace safety, wellness, staff support and development, sustainability, and technological innovation.
Trevelyan's foundation rests on three organisational pillars which influence all decisions, large and small, at the business:
- Work smart
- Respect our people
- Tread lightly
By using these values as a 'lens' through which to look at their business, Trevelyan's is able to identify potential improvements and find small changes that cumulatively make a big impact on the business, the growers, the environment and the community.
As a result of their dedication to finding Big Little Wins, Trevelyan's is considered a New Zealand leader in sustainability - in fact, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently toured their Te Puke kiwifruit packing house to thank the company and employees for working through the lockdown, helping to "keep New Zealand fed" and providing jobs for Kiwis from industries heavily affected by Covid-19.