The Routley family,  third-generation family growers, at their orchard in Katunga.


Striving towards sustainable steps now, so future generations can enjoy fresh fruit and a cleaner planet.


Montague is striving towards net zero emissions by 2045. Montague is committed to improving compatibility between the economic development of the business whilst operating with environmental, and socially responsible practices and enhancing natural resources through our practices.





In our 75 years, we’ve seen the world change. Adapting to the impacts of climate change – heavier hail seasons, warmer temperatures and unpredictable weather – hasn’t been easy on our growers and the community as a whole.

Our sustainability destinations – guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – keep us committed to protecting our planet.

Ethical produce

Montague apples are ethically grown, harvested and packed.

We strongly abide by the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018, which is based upon the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This ensures everyone from our growers, to our distribution team, is paid a living, fair wage, and feels respectfully and emotionally supported to thrive at work.

View our 2023 Modern Slavery Statement here. Note: this Statement is under review and has not been officially published on the Modern Slavery Register.

Sustainable solutions

Montague continue to strive for innovation in fruit. Through investing in research, development and sustainability initiatives each year, we aim to stay on track of our sustainability goals. Examples of this include:

  • Repurposing food waste into juice, cider, pastes and sorbet. Where possible, all food waste is redirected back into orchards, or donated to pig farmers
  • Collaborating with industry bodies, including Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL), Woolworths and Coles, to work on ways to reduce single-use plastic in produce
  • Inspiring the local community through Pick-Your-Own Fruit Tours, by sharing education on how fruit is grown, seasonality and how ‘imperfect’ fruit is perfectly good to consume
  • Sharing knowledge and educating the public on the importance of including fresh, healthy foods into their diet to sustain healthier lifestyles
There's always ways to improve as an industry.
As our sustainability goals grow, we're staying committed to achieving them.

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