Subject: Awards

Wednesday 28 September 2022

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has announced the successful finalists for its 2022 Annual Awards. This year, 51 organisations have been recognised for their achievements in sustainable packaging and their dedication towards achieving the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

Chris Foley, CEO, APCO commented: “The Awards are an important opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of organisations which are leading packaging innovation and design. It has been incredible to see our Members continuing to prioritise sustainability. On behalf of the entire APCO team, I’d like to congratulate all of our finalists for 2022! We can’t wait to celebrate with you in-person.”

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:


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

Richgro Garden Products


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 are:

Katy Mossop - Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd

Sarah Baylis - Fonterra Brands

Polly Hughes - JB Hi-Fi Limited