Plastipak Sustainability

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 bottle to bottle recycling, as well as a pioneer in responsible packaging design and low carbon production. Building on our strong foundations, we’ve fully embraced the wider aspects of ESG, actively playing our part in the drive towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Jack Pacente
Vice President of Global Sustainability

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Plastipak supports the United Nations Development Goals

Environment

With over 40 plants, Plastipak continues to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment.

  • 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

  • Action to eliminate resin pellet loss in to waterways and local environments

  • 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
  • Action to eliminate resin pellet loss in to waterways and local environments
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Innovation

Producing over 40 billion packaging units per year, with industry leading capacity and expertise in the production of recycled resin, Plastipak continuously strives to reduce the impact of our products and maximize resource efficiency.

  • Increase recycled content in our packaging

  • Light- weighting 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
  • Increase recycled content in our packaging
  • Light- weighting 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
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Citizenship

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. 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
  • 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. 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
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Accountability

Plastipak strives to ensure the highest standards of integrity and fairness are upheld throughout the group and our value chain.

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

Plastipak receives global recognition for its sustainability-driven initiatives and packaging innovation.

    NAPCOR’s Positively PET

    Further Your Knowledge with NAPCOR’s ‘Positively PET™’ Campaign

    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.

    Find out more about NAPCOR’s Positively PET™ at www.positivelypet.org.