Community and sustainability

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See your impact
As a Coles Team Member, you’ll form a very important part of our community and sustainability efforts. From building the trust and respect of your local community with great service and a friendly attitude, to helping to drive sustainability efforts such as through our partnership with food rescue organisation SecondBite. There are so many ways to see your impact at Coles. We value team members who bring an open mind and fresh ideas to tackle these important issues – it all starts with you!
Coles team members with Second Bite crates full of produce
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A sustainable supermarket

We have an ambition to become Australia’s most sustainable supermarket – and we're always looking for opportunities to make a positive difference.  
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Through our focus areas of ‘Together to Zero’ and ‘Better Together’ under our Sustainability Strategy, we recognise we cannot do this alone and that by acting together now, we can create a better Australia for future generations. 

Together to Zero 

Together to Zero sets our ambitions towards zero emissions, zero waste and zero hunger.
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Better Together
Better Together recognises that when we work together, we can make a real difference to our team members, our suppliers, our customers and to the communities in which we live and work.
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A Coles team member helping load groceries into a customer's car

Working as one community 

We believe we can build stronger communities – inside our walls and out – when we all work together. It’s how we make a positive difference and the key to supporting each other in times of need. And it’s how we protect our most vulnerable, and prioritise the health and wellbeing of our team members and customers everywhere. 

Coles Nurture Fund

In April 2015, Coles launched the $50 million Nurture Fund to help small to medium-sized businesses to innovate and grow.
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Charity and Community Partners
At Coles, we proudly support many community and charity partners across Australia through financial contributions, fundraising, food donations and disaster relief.
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Aboriginal artwork by Nikita Ridgeway

About the artwork​​​​​​​

This original artwork design was created for Coles by Bundjalung/Biripi artist Nikita Ridgeway of Boss Lady Design and Communication© . 
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The dots, as used in the art of Northern Aboriginal Australian people, reflect the notion of community with many different groups circling around a larger collective goal. The cross-hatching designs, as used in the art of Southern Aboriginal Australian people, represent the weaving technique used to create tools to hunt and gather food. Combined, they represent the importance of working together to protect and sustain life.

Learn more about Coles

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About Coles Group
We’re finding more ways to sustainably feed millions of Australians and helping them to lead healthier, happier lives.
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Diversity and inclusion 
We’re all different, and proud to be. Because we know our differences set us apart – and can also bring us together. 
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Learning and development
Learning and development opportunities are always open to you.
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Rewards and benefits
We ask our team members to give it their best, so it’s only right that we do the same when it comes to their benefits. 

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