Simplot Australia Sustainability
Simplot Australia is an agricultural and food manufacturing business. It is home to some of Australia's favourite food brands, including Leggo's, Birds Eye, Edgell and John West. Simplot Australia employs nearly 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand and operates five manufacturing facilities. We are trusted as a leading provider of quality, sustainable and nourishing food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia pacific growth markets. As a business, we pride ourselves on building long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our supply chain, investing in our people, and building mutually beneficial relationships with our customers. Today we are a uniquely diverse business that includes vegetable and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf-stable products to retailers and foodservice customers. We are proud of the investment we are making in the future of Australia through our Australian manufacturing operations. Our commitment to sustainability means we are constantly looking for new ways to produce more with less of our Earth's resources as we believe this is good for our business - and simply the right thing to do. For us, sustainability goes far beyond simply establishing a company recycling program, or turning off the lights when everyone goes home. It comprises a vision to meet the economic, environmental and social needs of our employees and communities where we operate while preserving the opportunity for future generations to do the same. Undertaking sustainable practices on land and in the sea is key to the way we operate and is reflected by one of our core values ‘Respect for Resources’. We believe that as a Company, and in the communities where we operate, our future relies on finding new, sustainable ways to produce more with less and doing it in ways that will meet the environmental and social needs of today and for generations to come.
About Simplot Australia
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Simplot Australia Sustainability Actions
Simplot Australia Sustainability Commitments
Simplot Global 2030 4Sight Sustainability Goals
- Reduce energy use by 15% per ton of product.
- Reduce water use by 15% per ton of product.
- Achieve zero waste to landfill at our food processing plants.
- Reduce carbon emissions by 20% per ton of product.
- All targets use the Simplot 2018 Financial Year as a baseline.
Achieve Simplot Australia's Sustainable Packaging Goals
Simplot is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO) and are aligned to the 2025 goals, which include
- 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.
- 70% of plastic packaging being recycled or composted.
- 50% of average recycled content included in packaging (revised from 30% in 2020).
- In addition to this, our goal is to have more than 75% of our products displaying the Australian Recyclable Logo (ARL) by 2025.
Develop Simplot Australia's Food Waste Action Plan
As a signatory of the Australian Food Pact and in collaboration with Stop Food Waste Australia, Simplot is committed to the development of a three year action plan aimed at addressing food waste and food insecurity in our industry.