Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Our ambition is to be Australia’s most sustainable supermarket, but we can’t do it alone.
Together with our customers, team members, partners and suppliers, we support protecting the things Australians love – like our iconic animals and their natural habitats. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
It's the leading science-based foundation for the Reef and the largest of it's kind in Australia. It's focus is to solve the most complex and challenging problems facing the Reef’s survival.
Our support will begin with helping to fund two pilot projects designed to unlock the Reef’s blue carbon potential, increase biodiversity, accelerate scientific research and support communities along the Reef. The projects are:
- Coastal habitat restoration: Working with farmers to reinstate a significant coastal wetland in the Great Barrier Reef catchment. It is the largest blue carbon project to date in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef catchment and is designed to deliver benefits to the ecosystem. Restoring these wetlands will also help reintroduce highly effective carbon sinks to capture and store atmospheric carbon. Wetland restoration boosts water quality, supports biodiversity and builds the resilience of coastal habitats in the face of climate change.
- Seagrass nurseries: Developing the first large-scale seagrass nursery in partnership with leading seagrass researchers and Traditional Owners of the Reef. Seagrass meadows reduce the impact of catchment run-off, provide breeding grounds for fish and shellfish, as well as capturing and storing carbon. The creation of a seagrass nursery and a demonstration site will help unlock the science needed to support seagrass restoration at a scale that makes a meaningful difference. It also supports a healthier marine ecosystem, increases blue carbon capture and fosters long-term job creation.