High quality corporate governance is key for us to successfully uphold our vision to be the preferred global rigid plastic container enterprise, delivering high-impact results to our markets and stakeholders with extraordinary speed, flexibility, sustainability and value.
This structure of rules and procedures that we uphold at Plastipak ensures we are fair and transparent to our stakeholders.
Providing packaging solutions through engaged hearts and minds.
To be the preferred global rigid plastic container enterprise, delivering high-impact results to our markets with extraordinary speed, flexibility, sustainability and value.
Creating products which inspire choice, provide value and are sustainably balanced for our customers.
Plastipak operates by meeting expectations for ethical conduct as well as financial goals — all without compromising its integrity. Indeed, we have built a global business culture based on honor, openness and inclusion.
As Plastipak expanded to include locations on five continents, respect for human dignity has remained fundamental to how the company conducts its business. We actively participate in the communities in which Plastipak associates work and live.
With suppliers and customers in agreement, Plastipak works to meet high conservation standards while enhancing the health and safety of its employees and communities
Trust – Foundation for growth
Accountability – Be responsible
Innovation – Think differently
Integrity – Do the right thing
Dignity – Respect others
Diversity – Enrich the workplace
Engagement – Be involved
Environment – Conserve resources
Community – Be a good citizen
Plastipak’s most valuable resource is our associates. We operate with an appreciation for individual contributions and innovation.
Mutually respectful and trusting relationships require open communication. Each associate must feel free to communicate opinions, share ideas and resolve problems in an environment that encourages and promotes opportunities for success and professional growth.
Plastipak actively promotes open and honest communication as demonstrated by the company’s “Open Line Communication System.” This system allows an associate to ask a question or voice a concern confidentially via the Corporate Talent Management Department.
Plastipak strives to have a positive impact in the improvement of the communities in which it operates. We continually participate in outreach initiatives across the globe such as scholarship programs, sponsoring organizations tackling challenging health issues, and partnering with local schools to support students in reaching their potential. As Plastipak grows, so does our ability to impact the communities around us.
For example, in North America, Plastipak supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in the fight against type 1 diabetes by participating in annual walks to raise money for research. Plastipak also partners with Detroit Cristo Rey High School in a work study program. The partnership allows economically challenged students to gain real world job experience at Plastipak. In addition, Plastipak also partners with Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars (DRDFS). The organization provides local students who exhibit a spark of passion for achieving a post-secondary certificate or degree with academic support and scholarships.
Plastipak works together for good across the globe. We continually participate in international outreach initiatives such as educating students about responsible packaging and recycling, bringing hope and encouragement to needy children, offering health and wellness programs, and donating packaging to deliver critical goods such as water and sanitizer in times of need.
Plastipak is committed to continually fulfilling our responsibilities to protect the environment for future generations, acting as a responsible global citizen for a shared community. The company is committed to social responsibility for environmental guardianship and its leadership in sustainability. Plastipak is meeting the goals set by the company’s formal conservation plan.
Plastipak employs Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) to assess and maximize each stage of our products’ life cycle stages. By applying Life Cycle Thinking, billions of bottles are repurposed annually.
The HDPE and PET recycled by Plastipak’s recycling affiliate, Clean Tech, finish the recycling process as post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin pellets (rPET in European markets). The PCR resin (rPET) pellets are then used to produce more plastic containers as part of our bottle to bottle approach to recycling.
Plastipak’s transport affiliate, Whiteline Express, actively seeks way to reduce its carbon footprint and protect natural resources. As an EPA SmartWay partner, Whiteline Express installed anti-idling devices, aerodynamic fairing, and higher efficiency tractors.
Plastipak UK partners with Eco-Schools, a global, pupil-led recycling initiative that uses hands-on learning to achieve school-wide participation in exciting environmental projects. Plastipak UK helped create the Eco-Schools Waste and Recycling module. The Eco-Schools program gives children a unique opportunity to empower change within their communities. It encourages students of all ages to work together to increase their knowledge about recycling. Plastipak contributes its expertise in recycling and recyclable packaging to the project.