Amcor releases 2011 sustainability report outlining efforts in economy, marketplace, environment, workplace, community

MELBOURNE, Australia , October 19, 2011 (press release) – Amcor is pleased to announce the release of its 2011 Sustainability Report (the Report), the ninth annual Report released by the company.

As the world’s largest packaging company, Amcor has a responsibility to demonstrate to our stakeholders how packaging can contribute to sustainability goals. For several years, Amcor has been internationally recognised as a sustainability leader, with inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Asia Pacific index), the FTSE4Good Index and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (Materials sector, Australian and New Zealand Region).

Amcor’s approach to sustainability is driven by the company’s operating model (Being Amcor) our risk management framework and our key stakeholder interests. The report outlines our efforts in the five key areas of economy, marketplace, environment, workplace and community.

The Report also demonstrates how Amcor’s sustainability risks and opportunities are identified, prioritised and managed, supporting Amcor’s adherence to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Corporate Governance Council’s Principles of Good Corporate Governance and Best Practice Recommendations – specifically Principle 7 (Recognise and Manage Risk).

The Report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (2006) and AccountAbility’s AA1000 Assurance Standard (2008). Netbalance, one of the largest providers of sustainability advice, assurance, and research in Australia, has independently assessed the Report and confirmed that it meets the requirements for the B+ GRI Application Level.

The Report provides detailed information for those investors and investment professionals who consider sustainability a key company performance indicator. To view the Report online or to provide feedback, go to

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