Trivium Packaging has announced its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact Initiative (UNGC), the largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world.
By signing onto the initiative, Trivium is formally aligning its corporate value system with the Ten Principles of the UNGC and its four key themes on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
Trivium has committed to making the UNGC and its universal principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of the company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the UN, particularly its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Trivium is 100% aligned with the UNGC’s sustainability efforts and initiatives and is thrilled to formally finalise the process with greater public accountability and transparent reporting,” said Trivium’s CEO, Michael Mapes.
“This is a critical step in our role as a sustainability leader and we’re honoured to be joining the global initiative towards a cleaner planet for all.”
Linda van Beek, executive director of the global compact network in the Netherlands, said: “I’m delighted that Trivium Packaging has joined the UNGC.
“Sustainable packaging is essential in achieving the SDGs, especially SDG 12: responsible consumption and production. We are looking forward to working together with Trivium during this decade of action to make the global goals a reality.”
Trivium joins the UN global network of over 12,000 companies and 3,000 non-business participants that are dedicated to building a sustainable future.
“The demand for packaging on earth is never-ending,” commented Trivium’s vice president of sustainability, Jenny Wassenaar. “This is one area of our lives where the right moves can make a massive difference for the benefit of our customers, our planet, and our people.
“Metal is 100% infinitely recyclable with no reduction in quality. It stores food safely for longer, greatly reducing waste. At Trivium, packaging sustainability is in our DNA not only in our material selection but also in our actions.
“We’re honoured to commit to the UNGC and support the important work that the UN, its affiliates, and partners are doing to create a better, fairer world.
“All of us at Trivium have embraced social and environmental responsibility as a guiding and binding principle for the way we operate. Every day we pursue new ways to reduce our environmental footprint, support our local communities, and create innovative products and solutions that deliver long-term value for our stakeholders.”
Earlier this year, Trivium announced its allegiance to the Science Based Targets Initiative to reach net-zero global emissions by 2050. The organisation’s progress in sustainability includes a 2020 A- CDP rating in two key categories: ‘Climate Change 2020’ and ‘Water Security 2020’, and a new recycling programme in Argentina, making the company the first in Latin America to use post-consumer recycled aluminium.