Community and

Australian farmers, producers and growers

We are committed to building strong and collaborative relationships with Australian farmers, producers and suppliers. Their hard work and dedication enables us to provide high-quality products to our customers.

Coles is proud to partner with our Australian fresh produce growers to provide our customers with great quality Australian fruit and vegetables and we are committed to doing so wherever possible.

Coles Supermarkets has an Australian-first sourcing policy to provide our customers with quality Australian-grown fresh produce as a first priority. In FY20, 96% of fresh produce, by volume, was sourced from our supply partners from all over Australia, excluding floral, nuts, dried fruit, sauces, dressings and packaged salads. In FY20, 100% of fresh lamb, pork, chicken, beef, milk and eggs and 100% of Own Brand frozen vegetables were Australian grown.

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Partnering with the community

Coles is proud of our 106-year contribution to Australia and is committed to serving the communities in which it operates.

Coles’ contribution to the community goes beyond being one of Australia’s largest employers. The business provides significant financial assistance and in-kind donations to national, state and local community partners.

In FY20, Coles’ total community support was more than $139 million, which included direct community support of more than $125 million with an additional $14 million contributed by customers, team members and suppliers. This is a 21% increase compared with FY19.

Coles' national community partners are SecondBite and Redkite. In addition to these national partnerships, Coles also supports a range of state and local initiatives which help reduce disadvantage, drive improved health outcomes, reduce environmental impacts, assist the food and grocery sector and contribute to schools and community groups.

To help young people live healthy, active lives, Coles supermarkets also partners with Athletics Australia and Little Athletics Australia to provide support and resources to more than 500 athletics centres across Australia.

More information on our community partners, including information on applying for support, can be found hereOpens in new window .

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Responsible service

Our vision to be the most trusted retailer in Australia carries specific responsibilities when operating our liquor stores in the community. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our team and our customers and aim to always promote the responsible sale and consumption of alcohol and tobacco. More information on responsible service can be found in Coles 2020 Sustainability Report .