Sustainable packaging is an important element in the Company’s ambition to protect the planet. It is also an increasingly important area for many stakeholders, including consumers.
The Company has a vision for as much of its packaging as possible to be reusable, recyclable or compostable.
Achieving this will require a region-by-region and product by-product approach over time. In the latest year there was a focus on products sold in Australia and New Zealand.
Australia first introduced the ‘2025 National Packaging Targets’ in 2018 and updated them in 2020. The targets require a complete and systemic change to the way Australia creates, collects and recovers product packaging, and are an important step on the country’s journey towards a circular economy for packaging.
The targets are overseen by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). In 2021, a2MC became a signatory to the Covenant, strengthening the Company’s long-term commitment to sustainable packaging.
Committed to the 2025 National Packaging Targets:
- 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging
- 70% plastic packaging being recycled or composted
- 50% average recycled content included in packaging
- Phase out of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics packaging
- Extended and aligned the Company’s sustainable packaging targets to APCO targets for products sold in all markets
- Continued to investigate innovative packaging design for sustainable solutions
- Improved the Company’s APCO rating to ‘Leading’
- Updated the Company’s APCO action plan
- Commenced a project to develop a long-term sustainable packaging roadmap