Sustainability

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Coles has an ambition to become Australia’s most sustainable supermarket. As one of Australia’s leading companies we need to show the way forward as by acting together now, we can create a better Australia for future generations. As part of this ambition, we launched our Sustainability Strategy under two pillars ‘Together to Zero’ and ‘Better Together’. 

Together to Zero sets our ambition to reduce our impact on the environment. Better Together recognises that when we work together, we can make a real difference to our team, our suppliers, our customers and to the communities in which we live and work. 

Under these pillars we have set our aspirations and the pathway to meet the many challenges and opportunities we face.
 

Together to zero emissions

As one of Australia’s largest companies, we understand our responsibility to minimise our environmental footprint, as well as mitigate the environmental and social impacts of climate change. We will do this by managing climate risks and opportunities, influencing climate action and decarbonising our business.

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Together to zero
waste

Coles is constantly exploring ways to protect our environment and to reduce our environmental impact. We recognise the role we can play in reducing food waste and packaging, reflecting customers’ needs while making our operations more sustainable and efficient.

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A team that is better together

With more than 118,000 team members at over 2,500 locations around Australia, our people are the key to our success. We aim to provide all our team members with an inclusive and safe environment, and a great career at Coles.

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A community that is better together

We believe we can build stronger communities when we work together to make a positive difference and support each other in times of need. A community that is better together is one where we protect our most vulnerable and prioritise the health and wellbeing of our customers.

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Farming that is better together

We care about how the food we sell is produced and sourced. We want to work together with our supplier partners and are committed to building strong, multigenerational, collaborative relationships with Australian farmers and producers, while looking after the welfare of animals.

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Sourcing that is better together

Our responsible sourcing initiatives focus on safeguarding animal welfare and minimising environmental impact. We will work with our suppliers and producers to make life easier for our customers by offering quality, safe and trusted products – sourced in an ethical, transparent and responsible way.

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Human rights

Coles respects human rights and opposes slavery in all its forms. We are committed to reducing the potential for labour and human rights issues in our own operations and in our supply chains. Our aim is to ensure that human rights are understood, respected and upheld.

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