Environment, Social & Governance

At Plastipak, our focus on environmental, social, and governance standards is another step toward a positive future. Our work implementing sustainable environmental practices and partners, creating an encouraging and safe work environment, and constantly maintaining an ethical and morally responsible mindset guides every decision we make in business and across our supply chain.

Plastipak supports the United Nations Development Goals

Our 4 Pillars of ESG

As global citizens, we are always working to create a more purposeful, sustainable, and enjoyable future. Our four pillars guide our work now and into the future.


For decades, our passion for the environment has been at the heart of everything we do. It’s led us to be an industry leader in bottle-to-bottle recycling, as well as a pioneer in responsible packaging design and low carbon production. Building on our strong foundations, we’ve fully embraced the wider aspects of ESG, actively playing our part in the drive towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Jack Pacente

Vice President of Global Sustainability


We work with our customers, environmental innovators, like-minded manufacturers, and our associates to solve problems, push boundaries, and improve the status quo. With over 50 plants all dedicated to improving their environmental impact, Plastipak continues to minimize the footprint of our operations across the world.

  • Externally validated science based GHG emissions reduction targets established
  • Roadmap to clean, green energy
  • Year-over-year improvement goals for both energy efficiency and reduction of energy
  • Responsible water stewardship
  • Zero Waste to Landfill project
  • Action to eliminate resin pellet loss into waterways and local environments

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We innovate with an eco-friendly and forward-looking mindset to ensure sustainability and circularity at every touchpoint. Our industry leading expertise in the production of recycled resin has lead to the production of over 40 billion packaging units per year, while reducing the impact of our products and maximizing resource efficiency.

  • Increase recycled content in our packaging
  • Lightweighting technologies and innovation
  • Technology development and investment
  • Continue to enhance and develop our recycling technologies, whilst increasing our capacity and geographical spread to produce more recycled resin
  • Embed and drive design for recyclability, as well as product safety
  • ISO-compliant product life cycle analysis

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Our associates and our communities are our biggest drivers, so we start every project with a “people-first” approach. With over 6,000 valued associates, and many more people in our value chains and communities, Plastipak is committed to ensuring safe, fair, and equitable conditions for all.

  • Comprehensive health, safety and wellness programs across our business and value chain, targeting zero accidents
  • Wide-ranging training and personal development programs
  • Strong and enforced policies against bullying, harassment, discrimination, forced and child labor, a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion
  • Quality, skilled, sustainable employment opportunities
  • Leading practical recycling education for our value chain, stakeholders, communities, and beyond
  • Support for our communities on a practical and real level, encouraging development of youth, care for those in need

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We keep ourselves, our suppliers, and our partners accountable. We look to set the standard for environmental ordinances throughout the group and our value chain and help set the standard for the industry.

  • Responsible sourcing
  • Supporting woman and minority owned companies
  • Practices against anti-competitive behavior, bribery, and unethical business
  • Digital/cyber security and privacy
  • Responsible ESG disclosure

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Plastipak has received global recognition for its sustainability-driven initiatives and packaging innovation.

NAPCOR’s Positively PET

Further Your Knowledge with NAPCOR’s ‘Positively PET™’ Campaign

Plastipak is proud to be a member of NAPCOR, a trade association for the PET packaging industry, as we collaborate with partners to maximize our recycling efforts for the greater positive impact on the environment.

We encourage you to follow Positively PET™ from NAPCOR (the National Association for PET Container Resources). The campaign promotes PET plastic, explains why it’s #1 as a packaging material, sets the record straight about myths vs. facts, and much more.

Find out more about NAPCOR’s Positively PET™ at www.positivelypet.org.