Goodman Fielder's nine sustainability goals for 2021
Food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has launched ‘Better Together’, a sustainability strategy designed to help embed sustainability across the company and to support global efforts to deliver the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The strategy highlights nine sustainability goals:
- Net zero emissions by 2040
- 100% recyclable packaging by 2025
- Improve the nutritional value of its product by 2025
- 100% sustainable packaging materials by 2030
- 100% renewable electricity by 2025
- Reach 40m with its sustainability message by 2030
- Halve food waste by 2030
- 100% sustainably sourced ingredients by 2030
- Develop a diversity, inclusion and Indigenous recognition plan in 2021
Kinda Grange, Joint Managing Director, Goodman Fielder Australia, commented: “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.”
“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. We’re excited to deliver local solutions to global challenges, turn our bold ambition into action and continue to make a difference. We know that by working together, we can make everyday food better for everyone.”
In order to meet the new goals, this year Goodman Fielder will launch a series of sustainability programs and initiatives. It plans to:
- move to 100% renewable electricity in Australia and New Zealand;
- 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 1000 schools in Australia; and
- eliminate PVC from retail packaging across Australia and New Zealand.
In the last 18 months the company has already reduced food waste in its bakeries by up to 90%, donated over 1.5 million meals annually, helped its customers recover 240 tonnes of food waste each month and reached 280,000 households with its Pampas ‘re-pie-cling’ cookbook with ideas for upcycling leftovers.
2020 also saw Goodman Fielder deliver a lighting replacement program and generate its first 1000 MWh of solar electricity. Meanwhile in the sustainable packaging space, Goodman Fielder has replaced 100 tonnes of problematic PVC with PET (including 30% recycled content) and removed 185 tonnes of plastic and 100 tonnes of cardboard from its packaging.
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