Our commitment to sustainability means we are constantly looking for new ways to produce more with less of our Earth's resources as we believe this is good for our business - and simply the right thing to do. For us, sustainability goes far beyond simply establishing a company recycling program, or turning off the lights when everyone goes home. It comprises a vision to meet the economic, environmental and social needs of our employees and communities while preserving the opportunity for future generations to do the same.
Undertaking sustainable practices on land and in the sea is key to the way we operate and is reflected by one of our core values ‘Respect for Resources’.
We believe that as a Company, and in our communities, our future relies on finding new, sustainable ways to produce more with less and doing it in ways that will meet the environmental and social needs of today and for generations to come.
At Simplot, we are true stewards of the land, air and sea, driven to provide more plentiful, healthier food using fewer resources. In 2020, as a global organisation we committed to our 4Sight 2030 goals. Over the next 10-years, we are focussed on undertaking activities to:
- Reduce energy use by 15% per tonne of product
- Reduce freshwater intake by 15% per tonne of product
- Zero waste to landfill in our food processing plants, globally
- Reduce carbon emissions by 20% per tonne of product through direct reductions in facilities and annual soil carbon sequestration.
- Invest in climate-smart innovations that will help farmers adapt to climate change.
There is no higher priority for a food company than the safety of its products. Simplot has many rigorous measures in place at our plants to ensure that the food we manufacture is safe for consumption. We have adopted the HACCP certification system which assures customers that a manufacturer's facility has met the highest standards of food safety.
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Consumers throughout the world are increasingly demanding assurance that their food is made from quality ingredients, and produced using agricultural best practices. We are meeting this need by ensuring that more than 90% of our vegetables are grown by Australian farmers in fresh, clean, natural environments.
Advertising and Marketing
We are committed to advertising our products in a responsible way. As part of this commitment, Simplot has become a signatory to the RCMI. The RCMI is a comprehensive set of guidelines that address issues around marketing products to children.
Since 2012 our John West brand has partnered with WWF developing and expanding our sustainable supply across multiple species.
Through our partnership with WWF-Australia, we are aiming to improve the livelihoods and food security of coastal fishing communities in the Ghizo islands area, central Western Province, Solomon Islands, and in the central and north-coast regions of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, through innovative and integrated approaches to sustainable fisheries, fisheries management, and women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion.
Cage Free Eggs
Simplot Australia is aware that farm animal welfare is an important issue and that steps need to be taken to secure better conditions for laying hens. As part of Simplot Australia's responsible sourcing strategy, we have committed to purchasing only cage free eggs for use as a direct ingredient in our products. We will continue to seek to influence the adoption of cage-free eggs in our extended supply chain.