APCO Annual Awards

Save the date!

Get marking those calendars… APCO’s prestigious Annual Awards ceremony will return this year on Thursday 10 November in Sydney. Registrations will open to APCO Members on 7 October and can be accessed here.

The APCO Awards celebrate the achievements of the leaders in sustainable packaging – those organisations and individuals who embody the very best of what the industry in Australia has to offer as we all work towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets and the development of a true circular economy for sustainable packaging.

Excitingly, for the first time in three years, we are delighted to say that this year we will be celebrating in person in Sydney! While we can’t wait to see as many of you in person as possible, the event will also be live-streamed for those that can’t make it.

Join us to celebrate APCO Members’ achievements over the past year as we hand out our Annual Awards, including prizes by industry sector, the self-nominated Our Packaging Future (OPF) Awards, the Outstanding Achievement Awards, the APCO Sustainability Champion, and more! This year we are also excited to announce a new category of award for small to medium enterprises (SMEs), following the introduction of the new SME Report, an abbreviated and streamlined APCO Annual Report for SME Brand Owner Members.

The APCO Awards will take place in-person on 10 November.


Registration will open to APCO Members on 7 October and can be accessed on the APCO website.


The finalists include:


2022 Industry Sector Finalists 

Finalists in the Industry Sector Awards are assessed based on Members’ Annual Reporting scores and their performance against the Packaging Sustainability Framework criteria. The Industry Sector Awards are made up of eleven industry categories and this year’s finalists include:


A. Richards Pty Ltd

ABC Tissue Products Pty Ltd

Arnott’s Group 

Australian Garlic producers Pty Ltd

Blundstone Australia Pty Ltd

British American Tobacco Australia 

C.A. Henschke & Company 

CHEP Australia Ltd 

Clorox Australia Pty Ltd

Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd

Colourtrend Paints (Australia) Pty Ltd


Cull & Harding Pty Ltd

Dell Australia Pty Ltd

Disruptive Packaging Pty Ltd

Emeis Cosmetics Pty Ltd

Evergreen Garden Care Australia Pty Ltd

Flavour Creations Pty Ltd

Force Technology International Pty Ltd

Glow Consumer Products Pty Ltd

Hallmark Cards Australia Ltd

Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd

J C & A T Searle Pty Ltd

James Glen Pty Ltd

Karl Storz Endoscopy Australia Pty Ltd

KeepCup Pty Ltd

Kellogg (Australia) Pty Ltd

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

LyondellBasell Australia Pty Ltd

O F Packaging Pty Ltd

Officeworks Ltd

Panasonic Australia Pty Ltd

Pohlman’s Nursery Pty Ltd


Stahmann Farms Enterprises Pty Ltd

Telstra Corporation Ltd

Thankyou Group Pty Ltd

WD-40 Company (Australia) Pty Ltd

Whites Group Pty Ltd

WILO Australia Pty Ltd


2022 Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Outstanding Achievement Awards recognise Members that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to Leadership, Sustainable Packaging Outcomes, and Sustainable Packaging Operations in the APCO Annual Reporting process. The shortlisted businesses include: 

Emeis Cosmetics Pty Ltd

Mars Australia Pty Ltd

Orora Packaging Australia Pty Ltd

Visy Industries Australia Pty Ltd

2022 Our Packaging Future Awards

The Our Packaging Future Awards highlight innovation and leadership from Members in sustainable packaging education (industry and consumer facing), improved collection and recycling systems, and end-market development. The Awards were self-nominated, with the impressive range of submissions assessed against three key pillars of innovation, accessibility and impact. The finalists include: 

ALDI Stores (Australia) a Limited Partnership

Bunzl limited

Closed Loop Environmental Solutions

Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd

Grounded Packaging

MECCA & TerraCycle Australia Pty Ltd

Opal packaging

Visy Industries Australia Pty Ltd

2022 Sustainability Champion Award

The Sustainability Champion Award recognises individual commitment to a range of criteria, including dedication to embedding sustainability into organisational practice, leadership, outstanding performance, standout achievements and personal growth. The Sustainability Champion finalists for are:

Katy Mossop - Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd

Sarah Bayliss - Fonterra Brands

Polly Hughes - JB Hi-Fi Limited

Get ready to join us on 10 November as the dedication and ingenuity of Australia’s industry leaders are celebrated! As always, please contact the Member Services Team if you have any questions. Further details on location and time will be sent out in the coming months.

While you’re here, take a look at last year’s winners!