Sustainability Report

Our team at Coles are passionate about fulfilling our purpose to sustainably feed all Australians to help them lead healthier, happier lives. As part of our purpose, our goal is for Coles to be Australia’s most sustainable supermarket.

The Coles Group 2019 Sustainability Report outlines our achievements in working towards this goal in FY19, focusing on sustainable communities, sustainable products and sustainable environmental practices. Highlights include:

  • Providing more than $115m in community support with the assistance of our customers and team members.
  • Ensuring all Coles supermarkets and distribution centres are connected to programs diverting food waste from landfill, allowing us to support the community with the equivalent of 114 million meals donated to food rescue organisations.
  • Reducing our total recordable injury frequency rate by 20.3%.
  • Consolidating our position as Australia’s largest private-sector employer of Indigenous Australians, with more than 4,100 Indigenous team members.
  • Having 97% of Coles Own Brand direct suppliers registered on the global ethical supply chain management platform Sedex and monitored under the Coles Ethical Sourcing Program.
  • Having solar power generation now installed on 30 supermarkets.
  • Reducing our greenhouse emissions by 36% since 2009, four years earlier than targeted.

We are committed to being Australia’s most sustainable supermarket and embrace the continuing efforts required on our journey towards this goal.