1.1 Packaging Sustainability Strategy

Objective

To integrate packaging sustainability goals and targets into a corporate strategy, including the use of the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) or equivalent.

Description
This criteria considers actions to integrate packaging sustainability into business strategies. This includes having documented commitments and targets that have been approved by management, and ensuring that these are reflected in policies and procedures for marketing, product development, procurement and operations.
Scoring
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
  • Packaging suppliers: A broader ‘sustainability strategy’ may be more relevant to your organisation as everything you do has implications for the life cycle impacts of packaging. The strategy should include actions to improve the sustainability of operations, as well as specific commitments and targets for packaging (e.g. packaging design, renewable materials, recyclability etc.).
  • Global companies: You may like to consider whether your organisation has a corporate sustainability strategy developed by head office and if this impacts activities in Australia. Your commitment to use the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) or equivalent could be documented in another formal document that has been approved by management in Australia.

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