Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation

Since 2018 Jacksons has been a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). APCO is a co¬regulatory, not for profit organisation that partners with government and industry to reduce the harmful impact of packaging on the Australian environment. APCO promotes sustainable design and recycling initiatives, waste to landfill reduction activities and circular economy projects.

See below to view the Jacksons Australian Packaging Covenant Annual Report & Action Plan 2024.

APCO Membership Policy

As a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Jacksons is aware of our responsibilities, which are:

  • By 31 March each year, submit an annual report online, via the APCO Annual Reporting Tool, that outlines performance against all of the action plan commitments and meets the reporting obligations as published by APCO.
  • By 31 May each year, following submission of the APCO Annual Report, submit an APCO Action Plan online via the APCO Annual Reporting Tool.
  • Publish the action plan and annual reports on our website in a prominent and readily identifiable way.
  • Regularly assess our packaging against the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines as set out by APCO (see SPG procedure below).
  • Make annual financial contributions in the form of membership fees payable to APCO.
  • Implement policies or procedures to buy products made from recycled materials.
  • Establish collection and recycling programs for used packaging materials generated on-site.
  • Allow independent audits of annual reports and the implementation of our action plans.

Sustainable Packaging Guideline (SPG) Procedure

In undertaking Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPG) assessments on a regular basis, Jacksons will:

  • Identify and contact the relevant organisations in the product supply chain to ensure that they are aware of our Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) reporting obligations.
  • Ensure that the most up to date SPG Guidelines issued by APCO are available and circulated to, and answered by, these organisations to assist with the implementation of our Sustainable
  • Packaging Guidelines (SPG) assessment process.
  • Carry out our assessments in a systematic and auditable approach and retain all information from current and future SPG assessments in a readily accessible place for internal purposes and in case of an external audit by APCO.