Sydney, 27 May, 2019: Ferrero’s Australian grown hazelnut trees were gifted to the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, symbolising one of the world’s largest confectionery company’s commitments in New South Wales (NSW).

Ferrero Australia, which makes household favourites Nutella and Tic Tac at its factory in Lithgow, presented hazelnut trees to the State’s Botanic Gardens at Mt Tomah, NSW. The occasion marks the continued celebration of the work in the town and the large-scale demonstration farm, Agri Australis, near Narrandera.

The trees, received as a gift by The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, were donated at the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility event, to celebrate Ferrero’s sustainability initiatives in Australia and the launch of its 9th CSR Report. One of the major achievements was the completion of planting almost one million hazelnut trees by Agri Australis, which represents an investment of over $70 million.

Angelo Salido, representing the Ferrero factory at Lithgow, said: “Planting the Australian hazelnut trees in the Blue Mountains recognises Ferrero’s strong presence in the community here, while also acknowledging Agri Australis’ work in rural NSW.”

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: “Ferrero has made a significant contribution to jobs and investment in NSW through its factory in Lithgow and Agri Australis in the Riverina. It’s pleasing to hear the trees are thriving and I look forward to the day when they are supplying hazelnuts to Ferrero’s Lithgow factory.”

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