Australian packaging covenant

In September 2000 British American Tobacco Australia became the first Australian tobacco company to sign the National Packaging Covenant, the precursor to the current Australian Packaging Covenant (APC).

As a major manufacturer of consumer packaged products in Australia, we are committed to ensuring that environmental issues concerning packaging remain integral to business management.

Our support of the APC is fully aligned with our Environmental Policy commitment to “develop our products to minimise environmental impacts."

The APC is based on the principles of shared responsibility through product stewardship and applied throughout the packaging chain, from raw material suppliers to retailers and the ultimate disposal of waste packaging. More information on the APC, and the requirements placed on signatories can be found on the APC Website .

British American Tobacco Australia’s APC Action Plan for 2013-2015 focuses on three areas: sustainable design, recycling and product stewardship. It includes commitments to:

  • Consider the sustainable packaging guidelines for all new and existing packaging;
  • Maintain best practice waste and recyling systems;
  • Identify opportunities to source more products with recycled content; and
  • Support product stewardship initiatives to reduce the volume of packaging in the litter stream.

View our latest annual report below.

BATA APC Annual Report (5,425 kb) 

BATA APC Action Plan 2016 - 2017 (1,018 kb)