Consumer packaging manufacturer Amcor announced that it has been awarded an A- grade for Climate Change in the CDP’s annual ratings, highlighting the company’s decisive actions towards a more sustainable future.
David Clark, Vice President for Sustainability at Amcor said the score reflected the success of the company’s EnviroAction program, which reduced all greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 36% since 2008.
“We’re proud that CDP has recognized Amcor’s enhanced sustainability efforts and results,” Mr Clark said.
“We will continue to lower our greenhouse gas emissions, and to meaningfully reduce water consumption through our EnviroAction program.
“Amcor recognizes that sustainability is our greatest opportunity, and we will continue to embed this philosophy into our business.”
The company also announced that the ‘Reducing CO2 Packaging’ Label from the Carbon Trust can now be printed on Amcor packaging to demonstrate significant carbon footprint reductions.
It’s part of the company’s lifecycle assessment service, which enables brands to measure their packaging’s carbon footprint from raw materials through end-of-use.
Gerald Rebitzer, Sustainability Director for Amcor Flexibles, said the announcement comes at a time when sustainability is an increasingly important factor in consumers’ purchasing decisions.
“Consumers are concerned about climate change and want to reward those brands that demonstrate they are taking action,” Mr Rebitzer said.
“We work with customers to help them measure and reduce their packaging’s carbon footprint. T
“This can be achieved by using lower-impact materials such as films made from plant-based material instead of fossil-fuels; by designing for recycling streams; light-weighting and other methods.”
Silvana Centty, Senior Manager at the Carbon Trust added: “It is great to see companies like Amcor develop tools to provide transparent carbon footprint information to their customers.
“Having a full understanding of where carbon reductions can be made in packaging is a step to lowering the environmental impact of a product.
“The ability for Amcor’s packaging to also include the Carbon Trust carbon label goes one step further in helping brands to communicate their carbon reduction efforts to end consumers.”