Trivium releases inaugural sustainability report

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Trivium Packaging has released its inaugural sustainability report.

The report highlights Trivium’s sustainability activities implemented across its global operations, reinforces its unwavering commitment to tackling climate change by putting sustainability at the heart of its products and operations, and unveils its long-term sustainability strategy.

“Trivium’s leadership and board members’ commitment and support to sustainability are carried through our organisation, across each function,” said Michael Mapes, CEO of Trivium. “Sustainability is key in all areas of our organisation.

“We only have one planet. If we don’t do something now, we risk jeapordising the quality of life of future generations. At Trivium, we have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the world through our packaging solutions.

“Everyone at Trivium feels we have an obligation to take a leading role in sustainability and to do our part in making the world a better place by offering the most sustainable packaging solutions we can.”

The report describes in detail the company’s key sustainability challenges and opportunities, provides a complete outline of the management approaches, systems, and policies during 2020, and introduces Circularity Champion, a three-pillar sustainability strategy that has the firm placing a critical role in the metal packaging industry through its contribution to a circular economy.

In the ‘Planet’ section of Trivium’s Circularity Champion strategy, the company highlighted its commitment to the Science-Based Targets initiative, which will see it establish a clear pathway to an emissions reduction target to limit global warming to 1.5oC.

The firm also reaffirmed its commitment to achieving its ‘aggressive’ sustainability goals by 2030, including a commitment to a 30% reduction of its CO2 footprint (compared to 2020 levels), a 10% reduction of its water consumption (vs 2020 levels), zero landfill waste, ensuring 80% of all new product developments will meet at least two eco-design criteria, and ensuring 70% of the total purchase spend will be allocated to suppliers with higher-than-average environmental, social and governance scores.

Trivium’s vice president of sustainability, Jenny Wassenaar, said: “The release of our first-ever sustainability report is a major milestone for our organisation, marking our official commitment to sustainability not only within Trivium but to all stakeholders.

“Through this report, we declare our ambition to be a force for food. That’s what it was critical that we look at sustainability holistically and outline clear targets and specified timeframes to achieve our goals in an effort to become the metal packaging industry’s partner of choice for quality sustainable packaging.”

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