WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

2018/19 priorities

During the next year Coles will continue to focus on its key sustainability initiatives.

This will see significant efforts around packaging and waste as the business works towards achieving the commitments launched in June 2018. These include:

  • Diverting 90 per cent of supermarket waste from landfill by 2022;
  • Halving food waste in Coles supermarkets by 2020;
  • Donating unsold edible food from every Coles supermarket in Australia;
  • Providing the equivalent of 100 million meals by 2020 to Australians in need by donating unsold, edible food;
  • Working with suppliers to reduce food waste;
  • Having all Coles Brand packaging recyclable by 2020;
  • Increasing recycled material in Coles brand packaging;
  • Introducing new labelling to promote recycling;
  • Providing in-store soft plastic recycling options in every Coles supermarket; and
  • Reducing excess packaging across stores and the supply chain.