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Focus on Sustainability

Sustainability is fundamental to everything we do –from the products we make, to the way we make them

Sustainability is central to our business, so it plays a part in every decision we make. We are committed to minimising our environmental footprint, promoting responsible sourcing, driving positive social impact and developing innovative sustainable solutions for our customers. We are dedicated to achieving measurable progress through cross-functional collaboration, cutting-edge technology, and ongoing stakeholder engagement.

To find out more about our priority areas, please refer to our Sustainability Framework. The Framework articulates our commitment to create and deliver long-term value across the pillars of Principles, People and Planet.

Our closed loop resource recovery and re-manufacturing system form part of the solution and underpin the circular economy. We collect and sort paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and metals from multiple streams, maximising recyclable content to be re-manufactured into new packaging.

This reduces our reliance on natural resources, decreases energy, emissions and waste going to landfill. By reducing landfill, we prevent the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas emission from the decomposition of organic waste in landfill.

Annually, Visy helps divert approximately 1.8 million tonnes of materials away from landfill.

Our recycling systems underpin the circular economy

Taking a circular approach helps reduce our reliance on increasingly limited resources whilst tackling global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss and waste. We operate material recovery facilities (MRFs) which process recyclables from homes and businesses and separate different materials to be re-made into something new. We use these materials in our packaging, driving up recycled content and supporting more sustainable outcomes.  


Visy owns the largest network of material recovery facilities (MRFs) in Australia.


We process recyclables from over 3.8 million households and more than 13,000 commercial and industrial customers.


In FY23, we sorted and processed more than 1.8 million tonnes of recyclables.


Our remanufacturing divisions have direct solutions to process more than 80% of the recyclable content of the typical kerbside recycling bin.

In line with our efforts to understand circularity, we measure the amount of materials we collect, separate and process (‘We Take It’), and the amount of materials we use to make into packaging (‘We Make It’). 

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Road to Tumut

Visy sustainability journey

From the very start, the signs were there that Visy would be a company with a sustainable future. 

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Visy Sustainability Framework

Our Sustainability Framework outlines how we will deliver our long-standing vision to be the global leader in creating sustainable packaging, logistics and recycling solutions for a better world. 

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