Simplot Australia

Foundation Member

Simplot Australia Sustainability

Our Commitments

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 six 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

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 500+
  • Industry
  • Food Production
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 1995

Simplot Australia Sustainability Actions


Simplot Australia released its first Modern Slavery Statement in March 2021

Simplot Australia has released its first Modern Slavery Statement, which outlines the actions we are taking and the areas we will continue to focus on to address this complex issue. At Simplot, we are committed to upholding human rights and contributing to a better future. Modern slavery practices, including human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and other abuses of fundamental human rights, are unacceptable. Simplot Modern Slavery Statement


REDcycle Soft Plastics Recycling

Launched in 2012 Simplot is a founding member of the REDcycle Program which is aimed at offering consumers a simple way to recycle their soft plastic packaging rather than sending it to landfill. Consumers are able to return their plastic packaging to REDcycle bins located at their local retailers where the plastic is collected and then recycled. Through REDcycle our packaging has been used to make a variety of outdoor furniture, signage, footpaths, dog runs, outdoor fitness circuits, children’s playgrounds and many other useful items. Click here for more information on RedCycle


WWF Australia Partnership

In 2012, Simplot Australia's John West brand formed an important partnership with WWF-Australia, one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. Since then Simplot has worked with WWF-Australia helping us to protect our oceans together. Read more about our work with WWF-Australia: WWF Australia and John West Case Study

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.

- Simplot APCO 2021 Performance Summary


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.

Simplot Australia Partnerships

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Simplot Australia Sustainability News

Simplot Australia winners of MSC Leader for a Living Ocean Award

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World Fisheries Day an opportunity to celebrate responsibly sourcing tuna and our partnership with Pacifical

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Simplot's new global sustainability targets: 4Sight2030

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