7-Eleven is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC). We are committed to the Covenant’s goals and targets, and to making a difference to minimise the environmental impacts of packaging.
We are committed to:
- Protecting and delivering goods efficiently with minimum environmental impact
- Using materials, water and energy efficiently
- Reducing the amount of waste and litter generated by packaging through facilitating the waste hierarchy – Avoid, Re-use, Recycle, Recover, Contain, Dispose
- Minimising negative impacts of packaging and packaged products on humans and the natural environment
- Ensuring effective and clearly demonstrated practices are in place to address environmental concerns in the Product Development and Review process for packaging and packaged products
The 7-Eleven Packaging Covenant outlines a detailed Action Plan to be implemented by 7-Eleven over the next 5 years, with progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) reported annually. We will use the first year of the APC period to refine our data collection and formalise written policies. 7-Eleven will use the Action Plan and the key principles of the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPG) to ensure that our consumer product packaging is fit for purpose, resource efficient, made from low impact materials and, where possible, recyclable or reusable at the end of its useful life.
Although many of 7-Eleven’s products are pre-packaged, 7-Eleven is committed to resource conservation and product stewardship and will work towards ensuring that all the members of its packaging supply chain continue to evolve packaging in line with the goals of the Australian Packaging Covenant.
7-Eleven is committed to making continual improvement to the design, material selection and labelling of packaging and will provide an update on this Action Plan in the Company’s first APC Annual Report.
To find out more download the full 7-Eleven Packaging Covenant Action Plan here.