Constantia recognised as a sustainability leader

Constantia Flexibles has been selected as one of the 50 global companies to take part in TBD Media Group’s international sustainability and climate leaders’ initiative. With the reach of Bloomberg’s digital network and United Nations’ collaboration in the campaign, the flexible packaging manufacturer is focusing on a long-term sustainability strategy.

21 Jun 2020 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

Constantia manufactures its EcoLam packaging structures at Ecoflex Ahmedabad plant

The launch of EcoLam product line in 2019, and opening of Ecoflex in Ahmedabad are some of the company's activities in the field of sustainability. Constantia manufactures its EcoLam range of mono-material packaging structures at Ecoflex.

Alexander Baumgartner, CEO of Constantia Flexibles, said, “We as human beings and even more so as companies, have a duty to leave the planet in the same shape and state for the next generation. Our participation in the 50 sustainability and climate leaders initiative is a further measure for us to fulfil this duty.”

Since 2005, the company has been measuring its direct and indirect emissions coming from upstream and downstream value chain activities. Its goal is to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 24% by 2030 and by 49% by 2050 from a 2015 base-year. “Setting this ambitious target in line with climate science demonstrates our dedication to play our part in international efforts to limit global temperature rise and take action to combat climate change,” said Baumgartner.

The measures to reach this target include increasing the share of purchased electricity coming from renewable resources, energy optimisation and decreasing indirect emissions derived from the value chain.

In addition, as a signatory of commitment to the New Plastics Economy initiative, Constantia has pledged that all its packaging will be recyclable by 2025. Today, the company stands at 60% recyclable packaging.

Furthermore, Constantia is a founding member of Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging, a collaborative project of a European consortium of companies with the vision of an established collection, sorting and reprocessing economy developed for post-consumer flexible packaging across Europe.

In a conference to be hosted by the UN, slated for September 2020 in New York, Constantia will engage with participants to showcase its sustainable efforts.

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