Sustainability & supply.

We’re committed to sustainability and ethical supply.

Bidfood Australia plays an active role in minimising the impact of our carbon footprint and ensuring a responsible and ethical supply chain.

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What we’re doing towards environmental sustainability.

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Solar

For any new sites built since 2019, Bidfood has committed to installing solar panel systems, more efficient refrigeration and lighting. So far, we have saved over 900 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere.

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Fleet

Bidfood has ordered its first electric truck which is predicted to reduce 33.6 tonne of carbon emission annually. The rest of the Bidfood fleet is constantly monitored by GPS to educate drivers on speeding, heavy acceleration and idling time.

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Waste

Waste produced by our distribution centres is mostly packaging waste and food waste. Since 2018, Bidfood has produced 3% less waste due to the encouragement of operations to reduce and reuse.

What we achieved in 2021 towards sustainability.

Ensuring a safe and ethical supply chain.

As well as investing in our people, technology, the community and environmental management, we also aim to make a positive impact when it comes to our supply chain.

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Sustainable seafood sourcing

Bidfood Australia is the first supplier to take a sustainability-based approach when procuring products. We work in partnership with Global Aquaculture Alliance, Marine Stewardship Council and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, both locally and abroad. We've been recipients of multiple MSC Sustainable Seafood Awards including winning the distributor category in 2021.

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Cage free eggs

Bidfood Australia has committed to eliminating caged eggs from its supply chain by 2025 commencing with the removal of caged eggs from our private label by 2023. As this country’s leading foodservice distributor to the foodservice industry, this commitment means that around 380,000 hens will be freed from battery cages.

Read more about our 2025 commitment

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Responsible meat sourcing

We follow strict animal welfare guidelines when it comes to our range of meat. Emerald Valley beef and lamb is accredited by all major meat and livestock programs in Australia. Emerald Valley lamb livestock are also protected under the Livestock Welfare Certified System, ensuring best practice during transport and processing. Homestead Pork pigs are also ethically raised, treated and processed with care.

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Zero-tolerance to modern slavery

Modern slavery encompasses the offences of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. It is an unquestionable and indefensible violation of an individual’s basic human rights. Bidfood Australia is committed to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery within our business and supply chains. Ensuring, as far as we are able, that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

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Health and food safety

Bidfood is committed to creating a culture where work health safety, environmental and food safety concerns are seen as an integral party of business operations. Management systems are implemented across all sites for Quality (QA), Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety (WHS) and Food Safety (FS) matching the standards ISO 9001, AS/NZS ISO 14001, AS/NZS ISO 45001 and ISO 22000 (HACCP/Risk Based Food Safety system) respectively.

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