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Australian Food and Grocery Council sustainability covenant


The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), Sustainability Victoria and EPA Victoria entered into a sustainability covenant on 28 October 2010. This covenant is a voluntary statutory agreement between the organisations, under section 49AA of the Environment Protection Act 1970.

Download the AFGC sustainability covenant

The food and beverage, grocery and fresh produce sector represents over 30 per cent of Victoria’s total exports and employs nearly 70,000 people. Increasingly, there is more focus on the importance of this sector and its long-term sustainability.

The focus of this three year sustainability covenant includes:

  • encouraging and enhancing the food and grocery sector’s ability to measure and report on its sustainability impact and progress
  • identifying opportunities and appropriate mechanisms to encourage resource efficiency within the sector
  • building the capacity of the sector to provide sustainable products

About AFGC

AFGC is the peak national body representing Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers. AFGC’s aim is for the Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturing industry to be world-class, sustainable, socially-responsible and competing profitably domestically and overseas.

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Page last updated on 20 Sep 2012