Sustainability is about meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.
As a key part of our long-term business strategy, our sustainability platform is built on three pillars: People, Planet and Performance. By investing in our workforce and our communities, acting responsibly with regard to the environment, and delivering strong financial results and innovative packaging solutions for our customers, we continue to make our business more sustainable.
Our best investments are in human capital. We seek the best talent and foster a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace where new ideas and innovative thinking are encouraged and rewarded. We operate our business according to the highest ethical standards and treat all of our stakeholders—co-workers, customers, communities, suppliers and investors—with honesty, integrity and respect.
We're committed to ensuring that our co-workers return home to their families and friends safely every day. We recognise that achieving a safe work environment requires a relentless focus on safety. We fully support and promote the belief that no task is so important that we cannot take the time to do it safely.
Achieving injury-free status requires a lot of hard work, and we are making steady progress toward this ambitious goal, with innovative, ongoing training and engagement programmes.
Planet and Climate Change
We’re dedicated to the responsible stewardship of natural resources, conscientious management of our manufacturing facilities, and full compliance with all laws and regulations.
Environmental excellence starts with a strong commitment to compliance at all levels of management, and active teams and systems to manage environmental requirements. Our sustainability goals for water use, carbon emissions, recycling and energy efficiency are helping drive continuous improvement in our businesses around the world.
We work closely with our suppliers and customers to identify substances of concern and minimize packaging safety risks. Our product stewardship programme requires that our manufacturing facilities use good manufacturing practices that are tailored to their specific product lines. We conduct inspections of incoming raw materials to minimize the potential for contaminants to end up in products. We also perform comprehensive, routine chemical and microbiological testing to verify our packaging meets all regulatory and customer requirements.
As product stewards, we recognize that the safety of our products helps build consumer confidence in your products.
The best business practices are sustainable ones. Working safely, attracting high-potential talent, improving our environmental footprint, and giving back to our communities aren't just the right things to do—they are also good for our company’s bottom line.
We believe sustainability helps drive innovation and spurs fresh thinking that can lead to profitable growth. Sustainability is one of our motivations for practicing lean manufacturing to reduce waste. It also inspires us to adapt our renewable and recyclable paperboard and other packaging substrates to create products that are eco-friendly and profitable market leaders too.
We work collaboratively with our customers and other stakeholders throughout our packaging supply chain on ways to rethink our products by applying market insights, technology and sustainable design principles.