Our Business

SPC is a proud manufacturer of fruit and vegetables, based in the Goulburn Valley Region of Victoria, Australia.

SPC is committed to the important role it plays in the Australian economy and manufacturing industry. We are proud that 90% of our ingredients are grown right here in Australia. As we are unable to source the commercial quantity of some ingredients locally, we also import:

  • Pineapples and mangoes from our tropical manufacturing source in Thailand
  • Berries from China, Europe, New Zealand and Chile (due to short supply in Australia)
  • Beans from Canada (we always look for Australian crops but currently need to buy our navy beans from Canada in order to meet demand). We have established various programs and continue to work with local growers to source local partners that can provide this produce in the future.

We want to see a vibrant and successful food manufacturing industry in Australia, so we work closely with our growers to ensure that our products contain the highest-quality Australian fruit. We also work hard to communicate the importance of paying a little extra for quality Australian products.

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Employee Health & Safety

The safety and wellbeing of our people is our top priority. Safety is everyone’s responsibility, so we train our employees in safe work practices so hazards are quickly identified and rectified.

Our SPC Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy ensures we are working to the highest standards for all employees, suppliers, contractors and visitors, in keeping with our Values.

Our key objective is to create a culture of zero tolerance for harm and injury. We are committed to taking all reasonably practical steps to delivering this, which include:

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining group-wide and site-specific health, safety and wellbeing procedures and programs that aim to continually improve health, safety and wellbeing outcomes;
  • Proactively identifying and assessing hazards and risks to health, safety and wellbeing to eliminate or effectively control risks prior to work being performed;
  • Providing and maintaining a work environment without risks to health, safety and wellbeing including safe plant and structures and safe frameworks of work;
  • Ensuring the safe use, handling, and storage of plant, structures and substances;
  • Ensuring the provision of adequate facilities for the welfare at work of workers while carrying out work for SPC Ardmona;
  • Ensuring the safety of contractors and visitors to our premises;
  • Providing appropriate, information, training, instruction and supervision as is necessary to ensure workers can and do carry out their duties competently and safely;
  • Ensuring all workers are aware of and comply with this policy and that all hazards, risks and any injuries are reported within our defined time frames;
  • Providing opportunities for workers to participate in and contribute to the decision-making process on health, safety and wellbeing matters in the workplace and promote a positive health, safety and wellbeing culture through consultation, co-operation and co-ordination; and
  • Making adequate resources available to implement our health, safety and wellbeing policies, standards and programs.

The health and safety of our employees and workplace is paramount to SPC. As a food processor we take our duty of care very seriously.

Before you are employed at SPC you must declare details of any previous or current injuries, illnesses, allergies or disabilities which may affect the ability to carry out your job. If you suffer from, or are a carrier of a disease that is likely to be transmitted through food you must declare this at the time of registration.

All employees are expected to adhere to all SPC policies and demonstrate correct safe behaviours, undertake required training, follow all instructions and identify and report any risks to your safety or the safety of others. Please be advised that SPC conducts random drug and alcohol testing across all of our work sites.