Welcome to our first integrated report. We look at the people, progress and perspectives behind the co-operative's performance in 2018-19. We've had a strong year on many fronts and there's determination to push ourselves further.Read Greg and John's Report
profit before tax and rebate from continuing operations
Decrease in profit as a result of reduced prices in market and increased costs.
rebate per tonne
We returned cash back earlier with an interim rebate for the fourth year in a row. Retaining income to fund future investment.
equity ratio after rebate
The equity ratio after rebate remains in our targeted band. Financial strength helps assure a viable co-operative into the long term.
published agronomy plans
Agronomy Plans summarise the advice about how much of which nutrients to apply as well as any seed and any agrochemical requirements.
Ravensdown carbon footprint scope 1&2
2030 Target 15% reduction across scope 1&2
CY 2017 17,214 tCO2-e
Our first ever carbon target is consistent with keeping within 2°C warming and we are working towards 1.5°C.
expenditure supporting R&D
Expenditure in funding research and the development of new initiatives continues to grow.
spent on targeted training and development
Improved capabilities and insights as the co-operative evolves – becoming the farm nutrient and environmental experts.
of quality complaints of total orders
Received 32% fewer quality complaints than last year by focusing on quality procurement, shipping, manufacturing, storing and spreading.
customers who have performed soil tests
Soil tests are used to understand soil fertility so we can advise farmers about the best combination and location of required nutrients.
rolling 12-month lost-time injury frequency rate average
Target 1.48 (Annual Zero harm benchmarking report)
Number of injuries resulting in time off work increased and this is a key focus for us.
investment in property, plant and equipment
We continue to invest in our infrastructure to deliver better service, quality and safety outcomes.
customers actively use HawkEye / SmartMaps during the year
The number of customers who are actually using the mapping tool (not just who have their maps loaded) is increasing.
net promoter score
The likelihood of customers recommending us to a friend or colleague increased.
bulk imports are low risk
MPI-approved bulk fertiliser imports system reduces any biosecurity risk.
Food creation for humans and livestock is vital and has its challenges.
At Ravensdown, our choices and those of our stakeholders can have serious impacts. We asked three leaders in their fields to outline how they see the big picture issues facing a co-operative like ours.
Accounting for our natural capital
Sir Rob Fenwick is inaugural Chair of Aotearoa Circle, Fonterra's Sustainability Advisory Panel and Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.Read Full Article
Thriving in an uncertain world
Dr Lucy Hone is a director at the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and a research associate at Auckland University of Technology.Read Full Article
An antidote to disruption
Mat Hocken is a Nuffield scholar and Ravensdown shareholder, farming 1,000 dairy cows with his family in Colyton.Read Full Article
We face the complex challenges with optimism and empathy.
Collaboration, innovation and commitment to people are the ways we make a positive difference in the agrisector.
Tackling practical new ways to help reduce the environmental impact of nutrients.Read Full Article
Getting our heads around wellbeing
How resilience and wellbeing are proving so important in helping to get the best from people.Read Full Article
Good for the land, good for the farm
Services combine to help reduce environmental impact and achieve production goals.Read Full Article
Ravensdown is here to enable smarter farming for a better New Zealand.
We are the farm nutrient and environmental experts - helping farmers and growers reduce their environmental impacts and achieve production efficiency. This is how we build value.
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- Domestic manufacturing and nationwide storage of essential inputs such as nutrients and aglime.
- Seek out and secure physically and chemically tested bulk fertilisers from quality suppliers from around the world.
- Nutrient advice from certified advisors based on the latest science and accurate test results
- Expanding the knowledge base and team's capabilities for current and future opportunities.
- Doing what we say we will do.
- Collaborating with experts and academics to investigate and validate important potential solutions.
- Smarter tools for smarter working.
- Increasing precision for better decision making and improved nutrient efficiency.
- The right amount of the right nutrient in the right place at the right time.
To Enable Smarter Farming for a Better New Zealand —
Ka pūkekotia a Rongomātāne, ka poho kererū a Aotearoa
Meet the Board
Deep understanding and knowledge.
This year, the Board has moved to 12-year maximum tenure with three-year terms. It is also moving to a structure of six shareholder-elected directors and three appointed directors. Tony Howey and Glen Inger are retiring from the Board and the recruitment process for the two appointed directors is under way.
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John runs a 22,000 stock unit sheep and beef breeding and finishing operation, has been on the Board since 2004 and has been Chair since February 2014.
Stuart farms 330ha west of Christchurch growing arable crops, seed potatoes and finishing lambs and has been on the Board since 2006 and Deputy Chair since 2014.
Kate owns a 245ha dairy farm in Dargaville and has been on the Board since 2014.
Scott owns and runs a large hill country sheep and beef station at Ohura in the Central North Island and has been on the Board since 2006.
Through the companies Alpine Fresh Ltd and ViBERi NZ Ltd, Tony grows for the arable, vegetable and berryfruit sectors. He has been on the Board since 2006.
Peter owns a 190ha dairy farm located at Northope and has farming interests in Lochiel and Lorneville, and has been on the Board since 2013.
Bruce farms in Hawkes Bay and has been on the Board since 2015. Bruce holds a wide range of governance positions, particularly in the science and environmental areas.
Jason is CFO of NZ Steel and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has been on the Board since 2014.
Glen is an Auckland-based entrepreneur who has been on the Board since 2007. Glen was a founding director of the Warehouse Group and was a board member there for 11 years.
Meet the Team
Focus on executing strategy.
We are here to deliver on strategic goals agreed with the Board. This involves looking ahead and keeping an eye on the detail of the day-to-day. The safety and wellbeing of our team is paramount and we continue to ensure each and every employee shares this belief so they can act on it.
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Greg started with Ravensdown in 2013 and was formerly Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings. Greg has been Managing Director of Waste Management NZ and CEO of Cleanaway Ltd Australia.
Katrina joined Ravensdown in 2018 with over 20 years' experience in Human Resources and Organisation Development.
Katrina Benedetti Forastieri
General Manager Culture and People
Sean started with Ravensdown in 2004 and has been CFO since 2005.
Chief Financial Officer
Stephen is a professional engineer and joined Ravensdown in 2018 after 20 years of international experience in operations, risk management and strategy development.
General Manager Operations
Bryan started with Ravensdown in early 2014 and was previously CEO of Canterbury Building Society and held senior roles with Rabobank.
General Manager Customer Relationships
Mike started with Ravensdown in 1981 and has held a variety of roles in regional management, marketing, sales, supply and R&D.
General Manager Innovation and Strategy
Mark started with Ravensdown in 2001 and has been CIO since 2005.
Chief Information Officer
Mike started with Ravensdown in 1997 and has held a variety of roles in finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing and now the supply chain.
General Manager Supply Chain
Ravensdown's governance structure is set up to promote accountability and to support its ability to create value in the short, medium and long term. It provides insight on strategy implementation and direction, while supporting ethical, lawful and responsible behaviour throughout the business.