APCO announces 2022 awards finalists

APCO Awards Finalists

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has announced the successful finalists for its 2022 Annual Awards, which recognises and celebrates Australian organisations that lead the way in sustainable packaging design and innovation.

This year, 51 organisations have been recognised for their achievements in sustainable packaging and their dedication towards achieving the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

The APCO Awards will take place on 10 November 2022 in Sydney. Registration has opened to APCO Members on 7 October and can be accessed on the APCO website.

Chris Foley, CEO of APCO said, “The Awards are an important opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of organisations which are leading packaging innovation and design. It has been incredible to see our Members continuing to prioritise sustainability.

“On behalf of the entire APCO team, I’d like to congratulate all of our finalists for 2022! We can’t wait to celebrate with you in person.”

2022 APCO Awards finalists

2022 Industry Sector Finalists

Finalists in the Industry Sector Awards are assessed based on APCO members’ Annual Reporting scores and their performance against the Packaging Sustainability Framework criteria. The Industry Sector Awards are made up of eleven industry categories and this year’s finalists include:

  • ABC Tissue Products Pty Ltd
  • Arnott’s Group
  • Australian Garlic producers Pty Ltd
  • Blundstone Australia Pty Ltd
  • British American Tobacco Australia
  • C.A. Henschke & Company
  • CHEP Australia Ltd
  • Clorox Australia Pty Ltd
  • Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd
  • Colourtrend Paints (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • COMSOL Pty Ltd
  • Cull & Harding Pty Ltd
  • Dell Australia Pty Ltd
  • Disruptive Packaging Pty Ltd
  • Emeis Cosmetics Pty Ltd
  • Evergreen Garden Care Australia Pty Ltd
  • Flavour Creations Pty Ltd
  • Force Technology International Pty Ltd
  • Glow Consumer Products Pty Ltd
  • Hallmark Cards Australia Ltd
  • Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
  • J C & A T Searle Pty Ltd
  • James Glen Pty Ltd
  • Karl Storz Endoscopy Australia Pty Ltd
  • KeepCup Pty Ltd
  • Kellogg (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
  • LyondellBasell Australia Pty Ltd
  • O F Packaging Pty Ltd
  • Officeworks Ltd
  • Panasonic Australia Pty Ltd
  • Pohlman’s Nursery Pty Ltd
  • Richgro Garden Products
  • SANCELL Pty Ltd
  • Stahmann Farms Enterprises Pty Ltd
  • Telstra Corporation Ltd
  • Thankyou Group Pty Ltd
  • WD-40 Company (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Whites Group Pty Ltd
  • WILO Australia Pty Ltd

2022 Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Outstanding Achievement Awards recognise APCO members that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to Leadership, Sustainable Packaging Outcomes, and Sustainable Packaging Operations in the APCO Annual Reporting process. The shortlisted businesses include:

  • Emeis Cosmetics Pty Ltd
  • Mars Australia Pty Ltd
  • Orora Packaging Australia Pty Ltd
  • Visy Industries Australia Pty Ltd

2022 Our Packaging Future Awards

The self-nominated Our Packaging Future Awards highlight innovation and leadership from APCO members in sustainable packaging education (industry and consumer facing), improved collection and recycling systems, and end-market development.

The finalists include:

  • ALDI Stores (Australia) a Limited Partnership
  • Bunzl limited
  • Closed Loop Environmental Solutions
  • Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd
  • Grounded Packaging
  • MECCA & TerraCycle Australia Pty Ltd
  • Opal packaging
  • Visy Industries Australia Pty Ltd

2022 Sustainability Champion Award

The Sustainability Champion Award recognises individual commitment to a range of criteria, including dedication to embedding sustainability into organisational practice, leadership, outstanding performance, standout achievements and personal growth. The Sustainability Champion finalists are:

  • Katy Mossop – Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd
  • Sarah Baylis – Fonterra Brands
  • Polly Hughes – JB Hi-Fi Limited
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