Sustainable. For Life.
Climate change is the challenge of our generation and sustainability is rightly at the top of the global agenda, generating significant green investment, development of green technology and political initiatives to contribute towards a sustainable transition.
Packaging that promotes and protects its contents, reduces waste and enables efficient recycling, allows brand owners to make a greater contribution towards their sustainability goals. The company that manufactures the packaging has an important role to play within this.
McLaren Packaging has a 40 year track record of focusing on what matters most to our customers and employees and we have always focused on the environment. We installed 375kW of solar panels to produce renewable energy, we established a food waste-to-energy business, CorrBoard Bioenergy, to produce green electricity to power the manufacture of our key raw material corrugated board and we invested in recycling equipment to allow us to process waste efficiently for reuse within the circular economy for paper. However, the reality of the climate emergency is that we need to do more!
Sustainability is not an initiative that will be here one day and gone the next it is fundamental to the way that we approach business now and in the future. Over the past two years we have invested significant time and effort into understanding our environmental impact and how we can reduce it.
Our goal is to deliver a sustainable business that has minimal impact on the environment and a positive impact on the communities that we operate in. We refer to this as being: “Sustainable. For Life”. We’ve developed a clear strategy supported by significant investment and dedicated resources to enable the achievement of our goals in our identified focus areas.
We have joined the United Nations (UNs) Race to Zero campaign, British Print Industries Federation (BPIF) Climate Change Agreement and will hold ourselves to stringent environmental accreditations and reporting to demonstrate the improvements we are making.
We are at the beginning of our journey, there will be plenty more to come along the way!