Trivium Packaging, the $2.7B global leader in sustainable metal packaging, announces today its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact Initiative (UNGC), the largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. By signing onto the initiative, Trivium Packaging is formally aligning its corporate value system with the Ten Principles of the UNGC and its four key themes on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
Trivium has committed to making the UNGC and its universal principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of the company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly its Sustainable Development Goals.
Trivium Packaging CEO Michael Mapes said:
“Trivium is 100% aligned with the United Nations Global Compact’s sustainability efforts and initiatives, and is thrilled to formally finalize the process with greater public accountability and transparent reporting. This is a critical step in our role as a sustainability leader and we’re honored to be joining the global initiative toward a cleaner planet for all.”
Linda van Beek, Executive Director Global Compact Network in the Netherlands commented,
"I’m delighted that Trivium Packaging has joined the United Nations Global Compact. Sustainable packaging is essential in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. We are looking forward to working together with Trivium Packaging during this Decade of Action to make the Global Goals a reality.”
Trivium joins the United Nations global network of over 12,000 companies and 3,000 non-business participants that are dedicated to building a sustainable future.
Trivium Packaging VP Sustainability Jenny Wassenaar said:
“The demand for packaging on earth is never ending. This is one area of our lives where the right moves can make a massive difference for the benefit of our Customers, our Planet, and our People. Metal is 100% infinitely recyclable with no reduction in quality. It stores food safely for longer, greatly reducing waste. At Trivium packaging sustainability is in our DNA not only in our material selection but also in our actions. We’re honored to commit to the United Nations Global Compact and support the important work that the United Nations, its affiliates, and partners are doing to create a better, fairer world. All of us at Trivium have embraced social and environmental responsibility as a guiding and binding principle for the way we operate. Every day we pursue new ways to reduce our environmental footprint, support our local communities, and create innovative products and solutions that deliver long-term value for our stakeholders”.
Building on its long-term climate change commitment, Trivium recently announced its allegiance to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to reach net-zero global emissions by 2050. The organization's momentum in sustainability best practices includes a 2020 A- CDP rating in two key categories: ‘Climate Change 2020’ and ‘Water Security 2020’ and a new recycling program in Argentina, making the company the first in Latin America to use post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminum.
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- Bianka Cramblit
- Company News
- Created 09 Jun 2021
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