Thursday, 10th November 2022


Ahead of the annual awards ceremony tonight, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has announced the winners of its 11 Industry Sector Awards, which celebrate industry leadership and innovation in sustainable packaging design.


APCO has also announced the winners of this year’s new awards category - the Highest Performing Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) Industry Sector Award, which recognises small businesses going above and beyond to improve their packaging.


The awards recognise APCO Members for their commitment to achieving the 2025 National Packaging Targets, through innovative packaging solutions and collaboration across the entire packaging value chain.


The winners of the Industry Sector Awards and Highest Performing SME Industry Sector Awards were determined based on Members’ Annual Reporting scores and their performance against the Packaging Sustainability Framework criteria.

The remaining award categories, including the evening’s top prize, the Sustainable Packaging Excellence Award - will be announced at the awards ceremony tonight and online tomorrow. 

Chris Foley, CEO, APCO commented: “Congratulations to all our Industry Sector Award winners. It’s fantastic to see the work our Members have made to implement and develop sustainable solutions to packaging recycling and design. Each winner has showcased an incredible commitment to meeting the 2025 National Packaging Targets and it’s wonderful to see the progress we have made over the past year. “Particular congratulations must go to our new small business award winners. It’s a tough economic climate for any business to be operating in – so it's fantastic to see smaller organisations leading from the front to build a better approach to packaging here in Australia.”


The winners include:

2022 Industry Sector Award Winners

The Industry Sector Awards are made up of eleven industry categories:

Agriculture and Nurseries - Richgro Garden Products

Chemicals, Hardware, and Machinery - Clorox Australia Pty Ltd

Electronics - Dell Australia Pty Ltd

Food & Beverage - The Arnott’s Group

General Merchandise and Apparel - Blundstone Australia Pty Ltd

Healthcare & Scientific - Emeis Cosmetics Pty Ltd

Large Retailer - Officeworks Ltd

Logistics and Warehousing - CHEP AUSTRALIA LIMITED

Packaging Manufacturer and Supplier - Disruptive Packaging Pty Ltd

Telecommunications - Telstra Corporation Limited

Tobacco - British American Tobacco Australia

2022 Highest Performing SME Members

The Highest Performing SME Member Awards are made up of seven industry categories:

Agriculture and Nurseries - J C & A T Searle Pty Ltd

Chemicals, Hardware, and Machinery - WD-40 Company (Australia) Pty Limited

Electronics - COMSOL PTY LTD

Food & Beverage - Flavour Creations Pty Ltd

General Merchandise and Apparel - Glow Consumer Products Pty. Ltd.

Healthcare & Scientific - Thankyou Group Pty Ltd

Packaging Manufacturer and Supplier - O F Packaging Pty Ltd