The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has introduced a streamlined reporting process for small-to-medium-enterprises (SMEs). This new process, the SME Report, reduces the reporting workload and supports SMEs on their sustainable packaging journey. 

The APCO Annual Reporting process provides a consistent and transparent pathway for APCO brand owner members to assess and track packaging sustainability over time. The SME Report will allow SMEs to report on their sustainability progress as efficiently as possible.

The recent updates to the Packaging Sustainability Framework and APCO members’ reporting requirements, which come into effect for the 2022 Reporting Round, not only benefits SMEs, but organisations of all sizes. APCO has streamlined its entire annual reporting process, making it easier and more efficient for existing and new APCO members to complete.  

“The average small business owner has a lot on their plate so it is critical that we support them however we can. We know time is such a valuable resource for them, which was a key driver for us in streamlining the reporting process,” APCO CEO, Brooke Donnelly said (pictured above).

“SMEs can now more easily fulfill their responsibility for managing their packaging waste, while continuing to identify ways to improve their overall approach to managing it in a way that brings value to their business as well as the environment.”

With more than 1,500 Australian businesses already part of the APCO community, membership provides organisations with support to improve their business performance through driving packaging sustainability to achieve Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets. 

To become an APCO member, head to the APCO website or contact the APCO team at