The food service industry is in the midst of a major transformation. Digital technology is increasingly interwoven into the food service experience. A whopping 45% of quick service restaurants (QSRs) now provide a pick-up in store feature on their mobile apps.1 Kiosks are becoming a more common option for in-store ordering. McDonald’s recently announced it plans to install self-service ordering kiosks in all of its U.S. stores by 2020.2 These advancements offer consumers greater convenience and enable restaurants to repurpose or reduce labor at a time when labor shortages and rising labor rates have become a greater concern. Digital technology has also led to the rise of third-party delivery companies like UberEats, DoorDash and GrubHub. These companies have helped drive an increase in delivery sales of 55% year-over-year in the U.S. this past year.3 Delivery has become an expectation for consumers and is now a big business, with Technomic estimating that consumers spent $10.2 billion on third-party delivery in 2018.4 The rapid rise in delivery has created new demands on takeout food packaging. Simply holding food for a short duration without leaking is no longer sufficient — packaging must do more.
For the eighth consecutive year, SCA has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Only three companies in the Forestry, Paper and Packaging category were honored this year and SCA is one of them. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation highlights companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate their words into action.
“SCA places strong emphasis on corporate responsibility and we are honored to be named one of the world’s most ethical companies for the eighth consecutive year. This award reflects the trust we strive to earn each day from our customers, consumers and business partners, and how our employees manage our extensive operations in a responsible way,” says Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President, Group Function Sustainability, SCA.
The SCA corporate core values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence, and the Code of Conduct, turn SCA values into direct action, and form the basis for the commitments to environmental and social responsibility. SCA is continuously conducting risk analyses, training, audits and other monitoring processes to ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct.
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