3.1 Business-to-Business (B2B) Packaging


To reduce the amount of single-use business-to-business packaging.

This criteria considers actions to reduce the amount of material used in business-to-business packaging (B2B). This could be achieved through a range of strategies, for example, to improve pallet utilisation, reduce weight or volume, eliminate components, switch to reusable packaging etc. It applies to packaging used to distribute products to business customers or between business units. Higher levels will be tracking the amount of B2B packaging used.
Core: this criteria must be attempted by all Members.

Conditional: must satisfactorily meet the conditions of one question before progressing to the next.

Sector Variations
  • Product manufacturers/brand owners: This criteria refers to all distribution packaging used internally (e.g. if you add packaging to distribute products between operational sites) or to transport products to business customers.
  • Packaging suppliers: This criteria refers to distribution packaging used to transport products (packaging materials and components) to your customers.
  • Retailers: This criteria applies to distribution packaging used internally to transport products from your distribution centres to individual stores.



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