Sustainable Packaging

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.

Our commitments

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.

Our targets

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

Our progress

  • 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

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