Business case for packaging sustainability

Companies that take a strategic approach to packaging sustainability can achieve multiple business benefits. This was the message from a project undertaken by Helen Lewis and Patrick Crittenden for the Australian Packaging Covenant in 2014. Industry case studies were used to identify seven strategies for success:
1. Involve staff from across the business
2. Build partnerships with external stakeholders
3. Use established business processes wherever possible
4. Focus on multiple benefits
5. Find and report early wins
6. Use other business developments to progress packaging sustainability
7. Recognise achievements.

The project explored the business case for packaging sustainability by examining successful projects in eleven signatory companies. A written case study is available for each of these: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, D&D Technologies, Kathmandu, Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark Australia, Metcash, Nestle, Nutrimetics, Officemax and Super Retail group.

A summary is provided in The business case for packaging sustainability: drivers, benefits and strategies.

Posted by Helen Lewis 11:09pm 1st June 2015