Our commitment is to progressively reduce our environmental impacts and use natural resources more efficiently.
GWF is on track to achieve its goal to reduce water consumption per kg of goods produced by 20% by 2020. Initiatives include water recirculation, more efficient cleaning practices and rainwater harvesting.
A more sustainable approach to packaging
By 2025 our packaging will be designed to be 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable to help “close-the-loop”. This shall be progressed through the continuous reduction of packaging volume, innovation, improved design and minimising waste material.
GWF is a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). We are also a partner of REDcycle in Australia and the Soft Plastics Recycling programme in New Zealand. These schemes are directed at recovering post-consumer soft plastic food packaging for reprocessing into products such as benches; bollards; decking and fencing.
Energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
The GWF Australian Business has achieved a decrease in reportable greenhouse gas emissions of more than 28% since 2008/9.
Our approach focuses on reducing energy use and emissions while preparing for ongoing shifts in the regulatory and physical environments.
From LED lighting and co-generation to solar energy projects, GWF continues to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through more efficient energy solutions, greater operational focus, the transition to lower emitting fuel types and the integration of renewables into our energy mix long-term.
GWF is on track to reduce the amount of material sent to landfill by 40% by 2020. This has been achieved through improved separation and segregation of waste streams, better awareness around the waste management hierarchy and greater accountability.