The Reporting Tool asks you to report the number of products that your company sells ending up on the Australian market.
This metric is used as the baseline for calculating your organisation’s performance against various packaging sustainability criteria. You are free to choose the most appropriate and efficient way for your business to report the base metric. This could be, for example:
- SKUs: Defined as the number of ‘stock keeping units’ your organistation is responsible for. A SKU is the specific product code that is used for the identification of a product, often portrayed as a machine-readable bar code, to help track the item for inventory. E.g. ‘Product code XXXXX, diced Italian tomatoes, low salt, 400g’;
- Product category: a collection of SKUs with similar packaging. For example, your company sells 10 lipsticks in an assortment of colours, and they each have the same packaging. In this scenario, you could considered these 10 SKUs as one product category. You still need to be
aware of what your SKUs are in order to use the product category
- Tonnes of packaging: The total tonnes of packaging put on the Australian market by an organisation.
If you would like further information on the baseline metric please follow this link.