Sustainability is core to how Bunzl does business. From sourcing sustainable product and packaging solutions in an ethical and responsible way, to consolidating them in an environmentally efficient operating model, our approach helps us to minimise social and environmental impact while maximising value.

We're Committed to Leading the Way

We're Committed to Leading the Way

We know that our customers, suppliers and the communities in which our business operates all want to find ways to protect our environment. As an organisation, we continually seek opportunities to help strengthen the circular economy by ensuring that sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do and our customers have the necessary support to make sustainable choices.

As a member and supporter of APCO we are working towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets and aim to increase reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging, as well recycled content and the phasing out of problematic single-use plastics packaging.

Bunzl is honoured to have won the Our Packaging Future Award for Packaging Sustainability Education in the Industry Engagement category at the 2022 APCO Awards.

The award is granted to leaders in sustainability education who embody innovation in the space. Our sustainability awareness program includes fact sheets, staff training, sustainability ambassadors, range reviews and readily available expert advice for customers.

Read about Bunzl's APCO 2023 Action Plan here.

Winner: Labelling and Decoration at the 2024 World Star Awards

Bunzl ANZ won the Labelling and Decoration Award in packaging for Sustain’s OzHarvest Collection at the 2024 WorldStar Awards run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). This collaboration between Sustain and OzHarvest, the NFP food rescue organisation, helps raise awareness of sustainable consumption through smart packaging design and use of innovative sustainable materials. The award is given in recognition of the importance of packaging in having a better life and to recognise the innovation and efforts of brand owners for creating packaging solutions of the future.
Winner: Labelling and Decoration at the 2024 World Star Awards

Winner: Marketing Design at the 2023 Packaging Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA)

Winner: Marketing Design at the 2023 Packaging Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA)

Bunzl ANZ won the Marketing Design Award at the 2023 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards. The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) grants this award to leaders in the sustainable packaging field who are making innovative and effective choices in marketing. It recognizes the ability for design to create a memorable experience for customers linking to brand and story. Bunzl’s Sustain brand launched the OzHarvest Collection in collaboration with leading food-rescue organisation OzHarvest. The collection was thoughtfully designed to build on the brand mission to create visually and emotionally appealing sustainable alternatives in food packaging that delivers real change. Each cup showcases an eye-catching design featuring Australian iconography to promote messages on responsible land management and sustainable action.

Sustainable Product Solutions

Many of our customers are setting ambitious targets to become more environmentally sustainable.To help them on this journey, we’re bringing innovative solutions and lower impact products to market.

At Bunzl, our unique position in the supply chain means we’re well placed to provide our customers with credible and expert sustainability advice.

We have dedicated plastics and sustainability experts who proactively support our customers with their sustainability challenges.

We are constantly developing and sourcing new products; working closely with our customers and suppliers in the development of new, redesigned or substantially improved products.
Sustainable Product Solutions

Responsible Sourcing

Responsible Sourcing

Our extensive and flexible supply chain offers our customers the opportunity to choose from a wide range of products to meet their commercial needs.
Our supply chain management process ensures these products are manufactured and sourced responsibly.

We develop and maintain supplier relationships that are ethical, based on mutual benefit and focused on a shared commitment to meet our customers’ requirements. We regard suppliers as partners and are committed to working with them to ensure that adequate standards are maintained in all areas of corporate responsibility.

Our modern slavery statement set out the steps that we are taking to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain or in any part of our business. We remain committed to working to eliminate any occurrence of modern slavery from our operations and our supply chain.

FSC Certification

As part of Bunzl’s drive towards providing more sustainable solutions, we offer a range of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®-C117930) certified products across the washroom paper, food packaging and catering space.

The Forest Stewardship Council® is a global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management. FSC® promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.

In working with FSC® we can be assured that wood from the forests used meets the rigorous standards required, and can be tracked from forest to shelf. When you see the FSC label on our products, you can be assured that the paper or timber came from responsible monitored sources.

FSC® takes care of forests, the people and the wildlife that call them home.

See some of our range of FSC®-certified products here.
FSC Forest For All Forever

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