Plastipak sustainability
Plastipak Packaging the Future

Environmental Social Governance

At Plastipak, we prioritize sustainable practices, safe work environments, and conscious decision-making in every aspect of our business and supply chain. We view our work in sustainability as our corporate responsibility, understanding that when customers partner with Plastipak, they are investing in our collective effort to have a positive impact on the wider community. Our dedication to sustainability principles is not just a choice; it is the right path towards a better future.

Our 4 Pillars of Sustainability

As global citizens, we are always working to create a more purposeful, sustainable, and enjoyable future. Our four pillars guide our work now and into the future.

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Environment

We work with our customers, environmental innovators, like- minded manufacturers, and our associates to solve problems, push boundaries, and improve the status quo. With over 50 plants all dedicated to improving their environmental impact, Plastipak continues to minimize the footprint of our operations across the world.

  • Externally validated science based GHG emissions reduction targets established
  • Roadmap to clean, green energy
  • Year-over-year improvement goals for both energy efficiency and reduction of energy
  • Responsible water stewardship
  • Zero Waste to Landfill project
  • Action to eliminate resin pellet loss into waterways and local environments

Plastipak supports United Nations Development Goals

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Innovation

We innovate with an eco-friendly and forward-looking mindset to ensure sustainability and circularity at every touchpoint. Our industry leading expertise in the production of recycled resin has lead to the production of over 40 billion packaging units per year, while reducing the impact of our products and maximizing resource efficiency.

  • Increase recycled content in our packaging
  • Lightweighting technologies and innovation
  • Technology development and investment
  • Continue to enhance and develop our recycling technologies, whilst increasing our capacity and geographical spread to produce more recycled resin
  • Embed and drive design for recyclability, as well as product safety
  • ISO-compliant product life cycle analysis

Plastipak supports United Nations Development Goals

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Citizenship

Our associates and our communities are our biggest drivers, so we start every project with a “people-first” approach. With over 6,000 valued associates, and many more people in our value chains and communities, Plastipak is committed to ensuring safe, fair, and equitable conditions for all.

  • Comprehensive health, safety and wellness programs across our business and value chain, targeting zero accidents
  • Wide-ranging training and personal development programs
  • Strong and enforced policies against bullying, harassment, discrimination, forced and child labor, a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion
  • Quality, skilled, sustainable employment opportunities
  • Leading practical recycling education for our value chain, stakeholders, communities, and beyond
  • Support for our communities on a practical and real level, encouraging development of youth, care for those in need

Plastipak supports United Nations Development Goals

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Accountability

We keep ourselves, our suppliers, and our partners accountable. We look to set the standard for environmental ordinances throughout the group and our value chain and help set the standard for the industry.

  • Responsible sourcing
  • Supporting woman and minority owned companies
  • Practices against anti-competitive behavior, bribery, and unethical business
  • Digital/cyber security and privacy

Plastipak supports United Nations Development Goals

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“For decades, our passion for the environment has been at the heart of everything we do. It’s led us to be an industry leader in recycling, as well as a pioneer in responsible packaging design and low carbon production.”

—Jack Pacente

Vice President of Global Sustainability

Our Awards

2023

Sustainability Champion of the Year (Non-Executive) 

Business Intelligence Group
Kinza Sutton, Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability, Europe

2023

Carbon Footprint Award

Household & Commerical Productions Association (HCPA)
SprayPET Revolution™

2023

America’s Safest Companies

EHS Today 
Fostering a culture of safety in the workplace

2022

Innovative Product

FEA Global Aerosol Awards
Awarded for LifeSafe Technologies Handheld Fire Extinguisher

2021

Sustainability Award

British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA)
Awarded for LifeSafe Technologies Handheld Fire Extinguisher

2021

Innovation & Design

British Plastics Federation (BPF) Worshipful Company of Horners
Awarded for LifeSafe Technologies Handheld Fire extinguisher

2021

Best Environmental, Energy, or Efficiency Initiative

Plastics Industry Awards
Awarded for Clean Tech UK and BioteCH4 anaerobic digestion project

2021

Partnership Excellence Commercial (Highly Commended)

National Recycling Award
Awarded for Clean Tech UK and BioteCH4 anaerobic digestion project

2021

Integrated Campaign – Distinction

Communicator Award
Awarded for Recycling Counts website

2020

Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year

UK Packaging Awards
Awarded for work on Deft Aerosol project

2020

Consumer Convenience Pack of the Year

UK Packaging Awards
Awarded for work on Deft Aerosol project

2019

Recycling Facility of the Year

National Recycling Award
Awarded for Clean Tech UK site

2019

Best Business Initiative

Plastics Industry Awards
Awarded for expansion of Clean Tech UK site

2019

Best Environment Initiative

Plastics Industry Awards
Awarded for expansion of Clean Tech UK site

Our Other Efforts

Positively PET

NAPCOR’s Positively PET

Plastipak is proud to be a member of NAPCOR, a trade association for the PET packaging industry, as we collaborate with partners to maximize our recycling efforts for the greater positive impact on the environment.

We encourage you to follow Positively PET™ from NAPCOR (the National Association for PET Container Resources). The campaign promotes PET plastic, explains why it’s #1 as a packaging material, sets the record straight about myths vs. facts, and much more.

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