Our CSR Strategy
Our purpose and values underpin how we operate as a business. Sustainability is an important part of this and includes our approach to our environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities. We evaluate our ESG standards internally and externally and have partnered with independent industry experts including; EcoVadis, Investors in People, Feefo and BRC to give us an accurate picture of our performance.
Please click the tabs below to find out more about our Sustainability Strategy and performance.
Sustainable procurement means that due consideration is made towards the protection of the environment and society across the purchasing process. For Invopak this means supply chain transparency, partnering with the best manufacturers and seeking out sustainable products.
Traceability of Products
We have complete visibility across the supply chain; from manufacturer, to warehouse, to customer. We are a BRC Global Standards Certified supplier, which means we have a system of robust check and control procedures in place that deliver a record of accountability across the board, offering a clear vision of the product journey from start to finish.
British and European Manufacturers
We source products from the best manufacturers in the UK and Europe and our decades of experience in the packaging industry means that we have excellent relationships with leading suppliers. This means we have a secure product supply and are we are often the first to introduce new products.
Our goods are also transported via road and rail, rather than air, for a lower carbon footprint.
Innovative Packaging Solutions
Packaging manufacturers are exploring all sorts of solutions to incorporate recycled plastic into their products. It can be as simple as using recycled rather than virgin polymer; like our plastic, PP buckets, which are made from up to 70% recycled plastic and can also be recycled themselves.
Our Coex bottles and Jerry Cans are made using a central core of recycled plastic, which is sandwiched between virgin plastic. This means these products are food grade as well as better for the environment.
These products are manufactured to the same quality standards as those made from virgin plastic but with the benefit of utilising recycled plastic. This helps to close the loop on packaging manufacturing and ensures we fully utilise the world’s resources.
We stock a wide range of products made from PCR plastic, including; buckets, bottles and Jerry Cans, and have standardised PCR across many of our product offerings, helping to make recycled the normal choice in our industry.
“We’re promoting a circular economy. We do this to influence the industry and also to contribute to the zero waste movement.”
Scott Sandilands, Chief Revenue Officer
Invopak and EcoVadis
As a leading supplier of packaging, we have a responsibility to operate our business in a sustainable and efficient way. We’ve partnered with the independent assessors EcoVadis, to help give us and our customers a clear view of how we’re doing.
We achieved a Silver rating on our first assessment, which is above the industry average, and means that we are already in the top 25% of businesses, but we know there’s more to do.
The EcoVadis sustainability rating focuses on four key areas;
1) Sustainable Procurement
3) Labor & Human Rights
Scroll down to take a look at our progress in each area.
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Our Environmental Policy Statement
At Invopak we are committed to improving our environmental performance and reducing the impact that we have on the world around us. As a family business, with a strong Values led Culture, we are committed to protecting the planet for future generations.
We will achieve this by:
- Ensuring that we comply with all environmental legislation and regulations.
- Researching and adopting environmental best practice across our teams and depots
- Reviewing and debriefing the environmental impact of our activities
- Committing to a programme of continual improvement in environmental performance
- Encouraging and pursuing behavioral change both within and outside of our organisation.
- Updating and investing in the systems within our business, in order to reduce our overall impact on the environment.
We continue to look for ways to make every part of our business as sustainable and environmentally responsible as possible.