Huhtamaki receives the ISCC certification for its Khopoli Plant

Huhtamaki India, the leading provider of primary consumer packaging and decorative labelling solutions in India, and part of Huhtamaki Oyj, a Finnish global food packaging major, received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its Khopoli Plant.

27 May 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

This achievement marks the first ISCC Plus certification for any site of Huhtamaki India

This significant achievement marks the first ISCC Plus certification for any site of Huhtamaki India and positions the facility as the fourth flexible packaging manufacturing unit in India to attain this prestigious certification.

The ISCC certification emphasises Huhtamaki's commitment to sustainability and its dedication to implementing environmentally responsible practices on a global scale. The audit scope, focusing on the Control of Mass Balance of ISCC Plus Material, particularly polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), encompasses both resins and films, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of the plant's sustainability efforts. Moreover, it also helps ensure transparency in the use of circular raw materials that will also help the sustainability and regulatory needs of the customers.

Dhananjay Salunkhe, managing director, Huhtamaki India, said, “The ISCC certification reflects our strong commitment to sustainability, transparency, accountability, and environmental stewardship. By achieving this certification, we are not only meeting the highest sustainability standards but also building trust with our stakeholders.”

ISCC PLUS is a recognised certification scheme for bio-based, renewable, and circular raw materials, aligning with Huhtamaki's overarching sustainability goals. With this certification, the company can provide customers with verifiable materials that contribute to the circular economy, help them meet sustainability commitments, and more broadly support the expansion of the recycling infrastructure.

The ISCC is an independent multi-stakeholder initiative renowned for its rigorous standards and commitment to promoting sustainable, traceable, deforestation-free, and climate-friendly supply chains. Huhtamaki's adherence to these standards further reinforces its position as a leader in sustainable packaging solutions.

Huhtamaki India’s Khopoli Plant's achievement of ISCC certification sets a new benchmark in the flexible packaging industry, demonstrating its leadership in sustainability and commitment to driving positive change within the sector.