Caitlyn Richards

Responsible Sourcing Manager - Sustainable Products and Packaging - Coles

Sustainable Products and Packaging at Coles. In this role Caitlyn is responsible for driving sourcing policies, programs and initiatives for Coles Own Brand products and packaging. This includes the transformation of Coles Own Brand packaging to meet Coles’ commitments for packaging recyclability, reductions and increased recycled content. Caitlyn has extensive experience collaborating with business, industry, NGOs and advocacy groups to achieve positive sustainability outcomes and deliver purposeful communication initiatives to increase awareness and consumption of sustainable products. Having previously worked in the eNGO and private business sectors, Caitlyn understands the complexity of supply chains and the environmental impacts of products and packaging from various perspectives.


09.45 – 10.30 | Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Panel: What’s good for the planet is good for business – exploring the opportunities arising from the 2025 National Packaging Waste Target

The 2025 National Packaging Waste Target is presenting the industry with one of the biggest challenges of our time. Recognising that in every challenge lies an opportunity, this session will focus on how the processing and packaging industry has the potential to be a leader on this issue, plus, the implications and the importance of collaboration. We are delighted to have speaker, writer and comedian Craig Reucassel from ABC’s “War on Waste” and ” The Chaser” chair an industry panel and Q& A session that will ensure a lively discussion and thought-provoking debate.

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