Sustainability

Sustainable Development goals

As a responsible company we are very much aware of the environmental and sustainable impact we have on the world. We acknowledge that we need to do our part in the world and have our own goals to become a more sustainable and responsible organisation.

Sustainability is an important issue to address, as it involves balancing economic, environmental, and social factors to ensure long term viability.

One key aspect of sustainability is to focus on reducing our environmental impact. This includes implementing energy efficient practices, such as using renewable energy sources and reducing waste, as well as reducing our carbon footprint through carbon offsetting.

Another important aspect of sustainability is to focus on social responsibility. This includes ensuring fair labour practices, promoting diversity and inclusion, and engaging in community outreach and development programs. We hold ourselves accountable to our employees, customers, and local community.

To effectively focus on sustainability, we’ve established sustainability goals and targets, and developed a plan to achieve them. This plan is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect changing conditions and new opportunities. It’s important to note that focusing on sustainability is not a one time effort but a journey.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 global goals adopted by the UN in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all. The 17 SDGs are:

 

Sustainability Goals

We’ll update this page throughout our journey to becoming more sustainably showcasing projects, reports, awards etc that are relevant to ITP Packaging.

Carbon Neutral Organisation

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A vast number of the products we supply can help our customers reduce their carbon footprint which we are proud to be part of. However, we also need to look a little closer to home and ensure our own carbon footprint is as low as possible.

With this in mind we’ve worked with ‘Carbon Neutral Britain’ to become Carbon Neutral from 2023. We achieved this in two steps, firstly by reducing our carbon emissions and secondly through carbon offsetting.

The certification process involved a thorough analysis of our carbon footprint, including emissions from energy use, transportation, and waste. Based on the results, we calculated the amount of carbon we need to offset and invested in projects that reduce or remove the equivalent amount of carbon from the atmosphere.

Being carbon neutral is not just about reducing our impact on the environment, it is also about taking responsibility for it. We believe that businesses have a crucial role to play in addressing the climate crisis and we are committed to doing our part. By becoming carbon neutral, we are demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and making a positive impact on the planet.

This certification is an important milestone in our journey towards sustainability, but it is not the end. We are continuously looking for new ways to reduce our emissions and operate more sustainably. For example, we are exploring options for renewable energy sources, implementing efficient energy practices, and reducing waste.

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ISO 14001 Environmental Management

ISO 14001:2015 is an environmental management standard. While it doesn’t set out specific performance requirements, it does standardise guidelines for successful systems that allow organisations to manage environmental performance. We are very proud to achieved this accreditation, alongside our ISO 9001 Quality Management standard.

Sustainability Projects

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Through offsetting our Carbon Footprint we have funded a number of projects which also help us work towards a number of sustainability goals. These projects help towards SDG goals 7, 8, 13 and 15. The projects we have helped fund are:

  • Burgos Wind Farm – Philippines
  • Andes Mountains Hydro Power – Chile
  • Rice Husk Power Project – Cambodia
  • Huaneng Changyi Wind Farm Project – China

 

If you’d like more information about these projects please contact us.