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AUDIT-READY GUIDE This audit-ready guide provides examples of evidence that may help to demonstrate compliance with the Australian Packaging Covenant. If a company is audited they will be assessed on the following: 1. That the action plan and annual report meets the minimum obligations outlined in the Packaging Covenant (Schedule 1) 2. That the company has done what it said it would do in their action plan 3. That the outcomes reported in the annual report have actually been achieved (i.e. there is documented evidence to support claims). Covent Performance Minimum requirement Examples of documents that demonstrate compliance Goals and KPIs GOAL ONE: DESIGN KPI 1 – Proportion of Demonstrate that formal, documented Integration of SPG in business systems: signatories in the supply chain processes to review packaging against Action plan includes a commitment to establish documented procedures for product implementing the SPG for design the SPG are in place or under development or procurement that require evaluation of all packaging against the SPG or procurement of packaging development Evidence that documented procedures are in place for product development and procurement that require evaluation of all packaging against the SPG, e.g. Demonstrate progress in undertaking Documentation for suppliers (e.g. specifications) that include SPG principles and reviews of existing packaging against strategies the SPG as per the timetable in the Sustainable ...

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APC Workshops 2011: Audit-ready Guide – 10/02/11
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AUDIT-READY GUIDE
This audit-ready guide provides examples of evidence that may help to demonstrate compliance with the Australian Packaging Covenant.
If a company is
audited they will be assessed on the following:
1. That the action plan and annual report meets the minimum obligations outlined in the Packaging Covenant (Schedule 1)
2. That the company has done what it said it would do in their action plan
3. That the outcomes reported in the annual report have actually been achieved (i.e. there is documented evidence to support claims).
Covent Performance
Goals and KPIs
Minimum requirement
Examples of documents that demonstrate compliance
GOAL ONE: DESIGN
KPI 1 –
Proportion of
signatories in the supply chain
implementing the SPG for design
or procurement of packaging
Demonstrate that formal, documented
processes to review packaging against
the SPG are in place or under
development
Demonstrate progress in undertaking
reviews of existing packaging
against
the SPG as per the timetable in the
company’s Action Plan
Demonstrate progress in reviewing new
packaging as per company action plan
Integration of SPG in business systems:
Action plan includes a commitment to establish documented procedures for product
development or procurement that require evaluation of all packaging against the SPG
Evidence that documented procedures are in place for product development and
procurement that require evaluation of all packaging against the SPG, e.g.
Documentation for suppliers (e.g. specifications) that include SPG principles and
strategies
Sustainable packaging criteria integrated into supplier agreements
Training materials for staff on the company’s Covenant action plan and policies to use the
SPG for design and procurement
Packaging reviews:
Action plan includes a timetable for review of all existing packaging
Evidence of reviews already undertaken, e.g.
Register of all packaging reviews undertaken showing the percentage of existing
packaging reviewed to date (i.e. as a percentage of all packaging groups identified in the
inaugural APC action plan)
Documentation of SPG reviews completed for existing and new
packaging (e.g. SPG
template, APC Handbook, Appendix 2)
Minutes of review meetings
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Covent Performance
Goals and KPIs
Minimum requirement
Examples of documents that demonstrate compliance
Review related correspondence (emails, letters) to suppliers and internal staff
Correspondence with the company’s corporate office (if based overseas) or importers
advising them of the outcomes of SPG reviews and requesting action.
Examples of packaging redesigned to address the principles and strategies sin the SPG
GOAL TWO: RECYCLING
KPI 3
– Proportion of signatories
with on-site recovery systems for
recycling used packaging
Demonstrate an on-site recovery
system/s for recycling used packaging
OR
Progress towards establishment of a
recovery system for used packaging as
per company Action Plan
Evidence that a recycling system is in place, e.g.
On-site
recycling bins for used packaging that are regularly collected for recycling
Formal contract documents with waste management or recycling companies to sort and
recycle used packaging
List of packaging materials collected and recycled
Report/data on segregated and recycled material as a percentage of total on-site waste
Posters, newsletters or other internal communication to staff on the recycling system
OR
Research report on potential recycling systems
Related correspondence (emails, letters) to waste management companies / recyclers
and internal staff
KPI 4 –
Proportion of
signatories with a policy to buy
products made from recycled
packaging
Formal, documented policies and
procedures of buying recycled products
or materials
OR
Timetable for establishment of Buy
Recycled policies and procedures (as at
time of submitting inaugural APC action
plan)
Evidence of a policy and procedures to buy recycled products or materials, e.g.
Buy recycled policy or a
s
ustainable procurement policy that includes a commitment to
buy recycled products
Lists of products purchased with recycled material
OR
Evidence that a buy recycled policy and procedures are being developed, e.g.
related correspondence (emails, letters) to suppliers and internal staff
Draft of buy recycled policies and procedures
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GOAL THREE: PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP
KPI 6 –
Proportion of
signatories that have formal
processes for working with
others to improve design and
recycling of packaging
Formal, documented policies and
procedures in working with others to
improve the design, procurement and
recovery of packaging
Evidence that the SPG is integrated in design and procurement, e.g.
See examples for Goal 1
Meeting minutes and correspondence with suppliers and internal staff in regard to
designing more sustainable packaging
Evidence of other actions to promote packaging recovery, e.g.
Supply contracts that require take-back and recycling of used packaging
Waste management contracts that require collection and recycling of used packaging
Reports, meeting minutes etc that demonstrate collaboration with external stakeholders
to promote recovery of packaging.
KPI 7 –
Proportion of
signatories demonstrating other
product stewardship outcomes
Formal, documented policies and
procedures of any other product
stewardship actions that support the
Covenant’s objective and goals
Meeting minutes and correspondence with suppliers, other external stakeholders and
internal staff in regard to any other actions that support the Covenant’s objective and
goals
KPI 8
– Reduction in the
number of packaging items in
litter
As above
Evidence of efforts to reduce the incidence or impact of litter, e.g.:
Meeting minutes and correspondence with suppliers and internal staff in regard to
reducing litter
Reports on packaging reviews that demonstrate that the propensity for litter and
opportunities to reduce litter were considered in the review process
Examples of packaging redesigned to minimise litter propensity or impacts
Sponsorship of a community-based litter reduction program (e.g. Clean Up Australia)
Financial support for an anti-litter education program.
Note:
This document is a guide only to indicate the type of documentation you need to have in place to demonstrate that you have met your obligations under
the Covenant. The compliance process is still in development, and a more specific checklist will be provided when this has been finalised.
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