Making significant difference cannot be done alone. That’s why we engage with our stakeholders throughout our supply chain. In addition, we engage with other organizations which provides useful insight and perspectives that we may not have thought of ourselves.
Elopak holds several memberships in various organizations. This gives us the opportunity to interact with other companies outside our value chain and potentially to influence how sustainable business practices will develop.
- The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 local networks. It is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the SDGs.
- FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, working to ensure sustainable forest management practices globally
- ISCC – International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, working to ensure sustainable practices behind renewable feedstocks for plastics
- ASI – Aluminium Stewardship Initiative is a global non-profit standards setting and certification organisation. Members include producers, users and stakeholders in the aluminium value chain and the organization aims to maximise the contribution of aluminium to a sustainable society.
- RE100 – A global initiative of companies committing to sourcing 100% renewable electricity
- Ethical Trade Norway – a Norwegian non-governmental organization for sustainable trade and responsible business practice in the supply chain
- EcoVadis – the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, with a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies.
- Sedex – One of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers
- ACE – The alliance for beverage cartons and the environment, a European industry association working to benchmark and profile cartons as renewable, recyclable and low-carbon packaging solutions
- GRACE – The Global Recycling Alliance for beverage cartons and the environment, a global industry association
- EXTR:ACT – Driving value from multimaterial recycling
- In several countries, we have similar industry associations, read more here
- Carton Council – Industry association to drive carton recycling in North America
- 4Evergreen – New industry initiative to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular economy
- HolyGrail 2.0 – a cross-value chain initiative to improve packaging recycling through the use of pioneering digital watermarks.
- All Elopak’s factories are certified according to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This enables us to offer FSC labeled cartons and to ensure that all the forestry behind our cartons are managed responsibly.
- Several of Elopak’s factories are certified according to ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) which enables us to offer cartons featuring certified renewable polyethylene (plastic)
- Elopak is certified according to the carbon neutral protocol and the PAS 2060 for carbon neutrality.
- All of Elopak’s factories have ISO 9001 certification and some of them have ISO 14001 certification. This ensures good management practices and a strong environmental focus.
- Some of Elopak’s factories have ISO 45000/ OHSAS 18001 certification to verify good Health&Safety practices. This is an addition to our internal safety policies and practices.
ACE increases presence
Elopak is a member of ACE – the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment – an association which contributes expertise to EU policy, legislation, and standard setting by engaging with stakeholders and other partners also seeking high environmental stewardship. The association works so that the benefits of renewable materials are recognized as a key part of a low-carbon circular economy, and to support industry’s commitments and activities to ensure beverage cartons are recyclable and are being recycled in Europe.
In 2020, ACE, The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, announced its increased representation in the Nordic, Iberian, Italian and South Eastern European markets.
“Our increased presence in these markets supports the industry’s advocacy as new legislation and initiatives around sustainable packaging are brought forward,” said Annick Carpentier, Director General of ACE.
“The European Commission has taken the lead on Circular Economy, and new pieces of legislation will be developed and implemented at national level that will set new rules for our businesses. By having a presence in these key markets, we can ensure the industry’s voice is heard as new legislative frameworks are developed in these regions.”
The ACE Secretariat in Brussels will continue to focus on demonstrating that the beverage carton is a renewable, recyclable and a low carbon, smart packaging choice today and in the future.Read more on ACE's website