The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) stands by the importance of addressing sustainability matters as part of the future for the industry.  There are many issues that need to be addressed – and opportunities to embrace.

AFGC takes the lead in identifying model sustainability practices and fostering wider industry adoption of these practices. We work with members to reduce the food and grocery manufacturing sector’s environmental footprint by fostering collaboration throughout the value chain, identifying best-practice and highlighting industry successes and opportunities.

The AFGC supports:

  • proactively balancing environmental, community and industry needs when manufacturing and processing food and grocery items from farm to fork,
  • considering the whole of supply chain environmental impact from ingredient sourcing through to end-of-life recovery of packaging,
  • The development of a circular economy focusing on assisting Government meet its objectives to:
  • Imbed best practice processes to identify and address any instances of modern slavery occurring in supply chains, and
  • Develop a local, innovative, smart, green manufacturing sector that is globally competitive and environmentally responsible by simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage and costs.
  • A key pillar is the development of the National Plastics Recycling Scheme (NPRS). See the AFGC Packaging Regulation statement
  • See related submissions


See additional policy position statements for detail:

  1. Packaging (National Packaging Targets, Recycling, circular economy/sustainable packaging)
  2. Emission Reduction and Climate Change