Foodstuffs

Environment

Foodstuffs continues to make great progress across a range of environmental related areas from waste reduction through to packaging design.

  • Foodstuffs Environmental Principles

    Foodstuffs Environmental Principles

    “Foodstuffs is working with our suppliers, customers and community organisations to help deliver practical solutions to the environmental challenges.” – Steve Anderson, Managing Director Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd

  • Store design

    Store design

    The best way to reduce a store’s environmental impact throughout its life is to get the design right at the beginning.

  • Energy efficiency

    Energy efficiency

    To reduce our footprint and demand on the network, energy efficiency is a priority when designing new stores and refurbishing existing ones. 

  • Climate change and carbon emissions

    Climate change and carbon emissions

    Foodstuffs is actively exploring opportunities to decarbonise our operations where possible, in line with the New Zealand Government’s wider efforts to meet its international obligations and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Water conservation

    Water conservation

    All new stores are designed to minimise water use and wastage in accordance with the NZ Building Code and any applicable Council bylaws.

  • Waste Minimisation and Recycling

    Waste Minimisation and Recycling

    The Waste Minimisation Programme for supermarkets encourages stores to focus on recycling and reusing waste at back of store, with landfill being a last resort. 

  • Packaging - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Packaging - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Foodstuffs is a member of the Packaging Forum, and we play an active role in promoting the sustainable use of packaging.

    We also encourage our suppliers to accept responsibility in terms of the environmental effects of their products, and to comply with the Code of Practice for the Packaging of Consumer Goods.

  • Certification

    Certification

    Third party independent certification aims to give customers peace of mind when it comes to the sustainability of specific products; from seafood, eggs and meat to palm oil and paper products.

  • Genetically modified foods

    Genetically modified foods

    We operate by strict guidelines when it comes to any genetically modified foods offered for sale in Foodstuffs member stores.  

  • The first to be microbead free

    The first to be microbead free

    Foodstuffs supermarkets, which include New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, have been microbead-free since 1st July 2017; a year ahead of the Government’s proposed date for banning microbeads from New Zealand stores. 

Our Brands

Fresh Collective

Fresh Collective

We love great food and want to make it easy for everyone to create fresh and tasty meals every day. In store you’ll find loads of meal inspiration - from hot meals to ready-to-assemble meal inspiration and fresh food on the go, quality fresh produce, bakery and meat to top deals on your grocery essentials for all those top up shopping needs. Plus, our in-house barista serves great coffee and tasty treats.

News

08.06.2018

Micro changes add up to something pretty big

On World Oceans Day last year Foodstuffs announced they would pull all microbead product from their shelves; a full year ahead of a government ban. 2018 sees Foodstuffs showing just how well their customers have taken to recycling and to making small changes which have a major impact.

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