The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has honored WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, with its Innovator Award for the company’s work in improving the recyclability of foodservice packaging. The SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Each year, the organization recognizes advancements toward more sustainable packaging through its SPC Innovator Awards. WestRock’s efforts to increase the recyclability of foodservice packaging include proving that there would be no disruption to the company’s operations from the addition of poly-coated foodservice packaging. The company now accepts foodservice packaging at all of its 100 percent recycled paperboard mills in the United States. Click Read More bellow for additional information.
Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is proud to have been awarded the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for the third consecutive year for its approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Overall Metsä Board is also in the top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard industry.
“At Metsä Board, responsibility and sustainability are integral parts of our daily operations – now and in the future. EcoVadis is a leading assessment tool that our customers use for assessing their suppliers therefore this Gold level recognition is a valuable achievement for us,” says Anne Uusitalo, Product Safety and Sustainability Director at Metsä Board.
EcoVadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. The criteria include four themes; the environment, labour practices, sustainable procurement and fair business practices. The methodology and criteria used are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.