Australian Packaging Covenant
7-Eleven has been a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) (previously known as the National Packaging Covenant) since 2007. We are committed to the Covenant’s goals and targets, and to minimising the environmental impacts of packaging.
Below is a summary of 7-Eleven’s commitments:
- Minimising 7-Eleven’s environmental impact in its operations and activities
- 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.
7-Eleven has submitted a detailed Action Plan to the APC, which is to be implemented over the next two years, with progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) reported annually. 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.
We are working towards prioritising sustainability at all levels and engaging with our supply chain and partners to develop processes and organisational structures which enable sustainable business outcomes.
To find out more, download the full 7-Eleven Australian Packaging Covenant Action Plan here.