Ensure our workforce goes home safe, every day.
Increase the use of recycled material in our products.
Reduce our carbon footprint.
Extend the life cycle of the materials we use.
Our legacy companies have given us a strong base on which to build an integrated sustainability approach. This inaugural report reflects our performance at the start of that journey, as we continue to align and refine our sustainability activities as one company.
The report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and reflects the company’s continued commitment to corporate social responsibility and transparency.
Our employees are the key to our success. We prioritize their safety and wellbeing, along with their work satisfaction, through training and development programs and by fostering a collaborative work environment - acting with integrity and respect across our operations and value chain.
Employee safety is more than just a priority, it’s a core value and integral part of our culture. We aim to provide a safe and healthy environment for all those who work for and with our company. We take a three-pronged approach to ensure a safe environment for all employees through investment and training, leadership, and mutual accountability.
We know that in order to build high-performing teams, it is vitally important to help our employees develop and grow. Our success depends on the people who create our products and services.
Our community involvement activities are driven by locally identified issues and needs around each of our facilities. Whether through charitable giving or volunteer activities, our facilities find the most meaningful contributions our company can make.
We’re proud that our integrated life cycle management capabilities have a positive sustainability impact – not only for us, but also for our partners. Through our manufacturing, reconditioning, reuse and recycling services, we’re diverting packaging waste from landfills and reducing its impact on the environment.
With more than 80 reconditioning and recycling facilities around the world, our global collection and return network is key to enabling a circular economy. When a container reaches the end of its usable life and is no longer suitable for reconditioning, we recycle what cannot be used. Steel materials are sent to external steel recycling parties while plastic materials are recycled in-house at one of our six recycling facilities. High quality recycled resin, called Recolene, is used to manufacture our own packaging.
We strive to offer customers the most sustainable packaging solutions possible, and we know that operating our own business in an environmentally sustainable way is an important part of that. Responsibly using natural resources by conserving material and energy, coupled with innovation in processes and products, are core elements of our business philosophy.
We extend the lifecycle of materials through our reconditioning and recycling services.
We incorporate recycled content in our metal, plastic and fiber products whenever possible. Several of our products are made with 100% recycled content.
We strive to make our products 100% recyclable and, whenever possible, create packaging with extended lifecycles.
Continuously streamline and standardize processes while exploring technology that helps us conserve material and energy.
We return packaging to the market and invest in technologies that reduce our greenhouse gas emission.
Strategically located facilities ensure products and services are available closer to the end user.
Less is more. We continue to innovate to reduce the amount of raw material used in our products, while maintaining product strength and integrity.
Our policies reflect our core values and commitment to corporate responsibility.