The Arnott’s Group has released its first formal Sustainability Statement, putting sustainability at the centre of its business strategy and purpose.
The Group’s sustainability roadmap aims to shrink the environmental impact of operations and support the communities in which the Group operates, particularly as the business grows.
The focus on sustainability is part of the Group’s business transformation, led by Chief Transformation Officer Simon Lowden.
“The global food system is responsible for creating a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. A more sustainable food system is vital for achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals,” Lowden said.
“At The Arnott’s Group we recognise that to build a more sustainable food system in Australia we must make change ourselves and inspire our consumers and our partners to do the same.
“Our sustainability plan focuses on areas where we can have the most immediate and meaningful impact across our supply chain, through the sourcing of our ingredients, the manufacturing of our products and the connection we have with our people, our customers and our communities.”
The statement outlines four commitments under the key pillars of Source, Make and Connect. These commitments include sustainably growing and sourcing 100 per cent of key ingredients, namely flour, sugar, oils, dairy and cocoa products sustainably by 2035.
Achieving net-zero emissions in operations by 2040, and across the value chain by 2050. Reducing, reusing, or repurposing the amount of plastic packaging uses by 10 per cent by 2025 and meeting the 2025 recyclability targets set by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).
And increasing choice, opportunity, and wellbeing by promoting inclusion and belonging, supporting communities and providing more diverse food options and guidance on nutrition.