Quality Assurance

Lenswood Apples is committed to quality in its worldwide delivery of a naturally healthy product. It starts with our growers and is evident in every stage of delivering the finest apples to our customers.

We have implemented best practice in all areas of operation to ensure our ongoing ability to improve efficiencies, maximise our harvest and secure our long-term economic viability.

A sustainable future in apples relies on continually improving quality and taste so we can support our environment, our growers and our community for generations to come.

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Sustainability at Lenswood Apples

As a proud South Australian company supplying the world’s best apples, we are driven by our connections to the land and the community in which we live.

Safeguarding the sustainability of our environment is something we are passionate about, and by exploring and adopting new practices around how we package our products.

Lenswood Apples is committed to ensuring an environmentally and sustainable approach is applied across our operations and supply chain. We are eager to reduce the impact of packaging in the environment and have implemented packaging solutions that reduce the amount of packaging required, while maintaining the benefits of packaging in terms of product quality, protection and shelf life.

Lenswood Apples has joined as members with two innovative Australian organisations – RED Group and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Ltd.

RED Group’s REDcycle Program is a voluntary, industry-led initiative where those involved in the lifecycle of plastic product packaging (manufacturers, retailers and consumers) agree to take part in a recycling program to divert packaging from landfill, and instead use it to manufacture new products. You may already be familiar with this initiative through the soft-plastics drop-off points at Woolworths, Coles and Independent retailers across Australia.

We are enthusiastic supporters of REDcycle and encourage everyone who enjoys Lenswood Apples to return any soft plastic packaging so it can be recycled into a range of new plastic products.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Ltd (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation partnering with government and industry to reduce the environmental impact of packaging in Australian communities. It does this by promoting sustainable packaging activities – including sustainable design, recycling initiatives, waste to landfill reduction and circular economy projects.

Lenswood Apples supports APCO as an ideal avenue for the sharing of best practise resources and strategies to improve packaging design, optimise waste management processes and reduce business costs relating to packaging waste, all making for a better and sustainable environment.

We recognise the environmental impact that plastic waste has on the planet, and we know that Lenswood Apples can demonstrate leadership through the decisions we make every day. As a result, we are committed to exploring and considering opportunities, trialling new initiatives and looking at innovative technologies to improve the everyday footprint of our business and the environment we all live in now and for the future generations.

What are we doing to reduce plastic use at Lenswood Apples?

Lenswood Apples knows how important reducing plastic packaging is to our customers, team and communities. The need to reduce or eliminate the amount of plastic used in the packaging and distribution of our products is something we think about every day.

We are committed to reducing our plastic use and working with all of our stakeholders to create better environmental outcomes to make a genuine and meaningful impact in the environment we all live in.

Environmental Standards

At Lenswood Apples, we have always been good custodians of the land.
Our growers give their orchards to the next generation in even better condition than they find them because they have long been committed to the future.

Today, sophisticated analysis is the key to growing quality apples in a sustainable environment. We use the very latest technologies to better identify successes and weaknesses in our orchards and improve our environmental performance.
The newest tools are IT innovations to store and process live data on all orchard activity. This advanced software provides growers with the most precise detail on their orchard practices and efficiencies.

As we continue to evolve our business, we are introducing a range of advanced equipment to measure performance in specific areas of our resource management.

We boast one of the largest groups of young growers in Australia, and they are emerging now as industry leaders in this fast moving, high-tech path to sustainability.