Flint publishes 2020 sustainability report

Flint Group Packaging has announced the publication of its 2020 sustainability report which provides updates on the organisation’s environment-friendly performance to date.

08 Aug 2020 | By WhatPackaging? Team

Antoine Fady, CEO of Flint Group, said, “Since the last report, we have repositioned Flint Group to become a supplier of choice to the packaging industry following a series of acquisitions. Our mission is to be the best performing supplier to the packaging industry in the segments where we operate, by consistently delighting our customers with high quality, innovative and sustainable products and services. 

He added, "Sustainability is deeply ingrained in our values and the way we do business. We recognise that maintaining a high degree of economic, environmental and social sustainability is fundamental to delivering value for our stakeholders now and in the long term. Exercising good governance over these issues allows us to manage risk effectively and differentiates us in the marketplace as a responsible, low-risk partner. “

The sustainability report outlines the company‘s performance in three key areas—Governance, Environment and Social – detailing the way in which Flint Group has incorporated sustainable business practices into its daily activities.

  • Governance: reflects the company culture of integrity and compliance.
  • Environment: Divisional sustainable initiatives present the company strategy with a focus on energy usage, water consumption, waste reduction and recycling.
  • Social: showcases some of the company's actions to make the world a better place.

Steve Dryden, COO of Flint Group, said, “As we have grown, we have maintained a strong focus on building and consolidating our sustainability culture. We have taken some important steps to reduce our environmental footprint and we only partner with trusted suppliers who adhere to our high standards and uphold rigorous human rights and environmental standards. “

Over the last few years, the company has taken several actions to reduce its environmental footprint and develop more sustainable products and technology. The most recent one was its announcement to become a signatory of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, effective from May 2020.

“While we have made considerable progress in our sustainability objectives, we recognise that this is a dynamic topic and there will always be areas for improvement.  Our customers, and the packaging industry, can rely on Flint Group to continue on our path with a laser focus to consider our environment in every aspect of our business, “concluded Dryden.