How we help members
Community and government interest in responsible sourcing, food waste and recycling has increased exponentially. The Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturing community has sustainable practices high on the agenda to meet these growing community expectations. 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.
We represent members at the local, state and commonwealth levels, in the areas of strategy and policy development through to providing industry with incentives to invest in clean technologies driving sustainable outcomes.
There are currently 13 active working groups in the packaging and food waste space, which the AFGC participates in on behalf of members. This keeps government informed of member activity and requirements.
We keep members informed of the latest policy and regulatory developments via email updates. Members can also attend our annual Sustainability Seminar. This one-day event examines industry-specific sustainability issues and highlights opportunities where the sector can adapt to the emerging risks and trends, while maintaining a pathway of sustainable growth.
Through the portal, members can also access:
- Latest grant information
- Best practice industry examples of packaging innovations
- Areas of government focus and policy development
- Commonwealth Government Modern Slavery reporting guidance material and access to a modern slavery training program