Goodman Fielder sets goals for recycling ambitions

Food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has today launched ‘Better Together’, an ambitious new sustainability strategy designed to help embed sustainability across the company’s business, culture, brands and products.

Developed to support global efforts to deliver the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ‘Better Together’ strategy has nine sustainability goals, which are:

1.      Net zero emissions by 2040;
2.      100 per cent recyclable packaging by 2025;
3.      meaningfully improve the nutritional value of its product by 2025;
4.      100 per cent sustainable packaging materials by 2030;
5.      100 per cent renewable electricity by 2025;
6.      reach 40m with our sustainability message by 2030;
7.      halve food waste by 2030;
8.      100 per cent sustainably sourced ingredients by 2030; and
9.      develop a diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous recognition plan in 2021.  

“Our products touch millions of people every day and we are committed to using that reach as a force for good. We are thrilled to launch ‘Better Together’, an important milestone for Goodman Fielder,” siad Kinda Grange, joint managing director, Goodman Fielder Australia.

“By driving progress against our four key focus areas of better products, better planet, better business and better communities, this strategy will provide us with a pathway to living our purpose and ensuring food is a force for good.”  

In order to meet the new goals, this year Goodman Fielder will launch a series of sustainability programs. It will:  

  • Move to 100 per cent renewable electricity in Australia and New Zealand. This will more than halve the greenhouse gas emissions from its operations in these countries and provide a pathway for net zero emissions. This initiative is the equivalent of taking 17,000 cars off the road.
  • Improve the Health Star rating of 35 million loaves of bread.
  • Replace 100 tonnes of virgin plastic with recycled content.
  • Coordinate a soft plastic recycling campaign with over 1,000 schools in Australia.
  • Eliminate PVC from retail packaging across Australia and New Zealand.