SOURCING WITH INTEGRITY
Reducing unnecessary plastic
Since 2017, we have reduced use of unnecessary plastic across the group by 18.1 per cent - 2,209 in tonnes.
Much of this work has focused on using lighter weight packaging, reducing usage of certain packaging materials and developing alternatives to plastic where feasible.
This year we introduced a load hog system at our Continental and Valley Park sites to reduce the amount of shrink wrap we use on our pallets. The system features a ratchet lid mechanism to secure the cases on the pallet instead, saving an estimated 38 tonnes of shrink wrap each year. We are undertaking trials with a supplier to determine whether we can use a similar system on our inbound pallet deliveries.