Our commitment to sustainability means we are continuing to work towards producing more with less of our Earth's resources as we believe this is good for our business - and simply the right thing to do.
For us sustainability goes far beyond simply establishing a company recycling program, or turning off the lights when everyone goes home. It comprises a vision to meet the economic, environmental and social needs of our employees and communities, while preserving the opportunity for future generations to do the same.
There is no higher priority for a food company than the safety of its products. Simplot has many rigorous measures in place at our plants to ensure that the food we manufacture is safe for consumption. We have adopted the HACCP certification system which assures customers that a manufacturer's facility has met the highest standards of food safety.
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Consumers throughout the world are increasingly demanding assurance that their food is made from quality ingredients, and produced using agricultural best practices. We are meeting this need by ensuring that more than 90% of our vegetables are grown by Australian farmers in fresh, clean, natural environments.
Advertising and Marketing
We are committed to advertising our products in a responsible way. As part of this commitment Simplot has become a signatory to the RCMI. The RCMI is a comprehensive set of guidelines that address issues around marketing products to children.
Simplot Australia is committed to contributing to healthy oceans. We are working closely with our suppliers, the fishing industry and governments to implement a responsible sourcing strategy. As part of our commitment to sustainable seafood we support Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) initiatives, Dolphin Friendly standards and conservation initiatives of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). In 2012 our John West brand partnered with WWF to work towards achieving more sustainable seafood.
Cage Free Eggs
Simplot Australia is aware that farm animal welfare is an important issue and that steps need to be taken to secure better conditions for laying hens. As part of Simplot Australia's responsible sourcing strategy we have committed to purchasing only cage free eggs for use as a direct ingredient in our products. We will continue to seek to influence the adoption of cage free eggs in our extended supply chain.
Recognising the significant health benefits for consumers in reducing sodium, Simplot joined the Australian Government’s Food and Health Dialogue sodium reduction project in 2011. As part of this initiative we implemented an incremental approach targeted at reducing salt levels without impacting taste. In 2015 we were proud to report a reduction of 29 tonnes of salt from our Leggo’s pasta sauce products.