Elopak receives platinum sustainability rating from EcoVadis

Elopak, global supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment, has been awarded a platinum rating for its sustainability performance by EcoVadis, the world’s provider of business sustainability ratings. This achievement places Elopak in the top 1% of companies evaluated across all industries.

EcoVadis is a trusted sustainability ratings provider, with a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies. The business assesses sustainability performance; how well a company has integrated the principles of CSR into their business and management system. The methodology covers 21 criteria across four themes of environment, labour & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. It is built on international sustainability standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000.

“Elopak is proud to receive this platinum rating as a testament to our continued commitment towards sustainability,” said Elopak’s director of sustainability, Marianne Groven. “At Elopak we believe that now is the time to shift our focus from simply doing less harm towards doing more good. Transparency in our sustainability reporting is vital in ensuring that we honour this commitment.”

Elopak CEO Thomas Körmendi echoed these comments, adding: “Sustainability is not something we do, it is something we are. Sustainability is incorporated into every aspect of Elopak’s operations and underpins our growth strategy as a company.

“Elopak is uniquely well positioned to meet increased demand for sustainable packaging solutions thanks to its strong track record, growing geographical footprint and investment in sustainability-focused innovations. To capitalise fully on this opportunity, it is critical that we continue to push ourselves to be even better through our ambitious sustainability program,” he continued.

Carbon neutral since 2016, Elopak was one of the first companies to sign up to the Science Based Targets initiative to keep global average temperature rise below 1.5°C in 2019. In line with this commitment, Elopak has pledged a 55% reduction in internal GHG emissions by 2030 and a 16% reduction in emissions across the value chain by 2030 from a 2017 baseline. Earlier this year, Elopak joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact as a participant in recognition of its commitment to advancing sustainability and working collaboratively in pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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