"As the world's population grows, so does demand for safe and effective food, medicines and other products," says Ron Delia, Amcor CEO. "The packaging we develop and supply protects those products and extends their shelf lives, while reducing wasted material, water and energy across the global supply chain.
"Fulfilling our commitment to responsible packaging requires constant and continuing effort and innovation, and is something that everyone and everything with a stake in Amcor - including customers, colleagues, investors and our planet - is counting on us to do."
Sustainability performance highlights for Amcor's fiscal 2016, which ended in June, included:
- Surpassing the company's EnviroAction five-year targets dating to its fiscal 2011 by reducing greenhouse gas-emissions intensity 28%, waste-to-landfill intensity 62%, and water-use intensity 25%.
- Collaborating with strategic suppliers to apply EcoVadis - a global platform for evaluating the social and environmental performances of companies. Eighty-five percent of Amcor's worldwide procurement spend is now directed to suppliers that are compliant with the company's supplier code of conduct and participate in EcoVadis.
- Embarking on a partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which envisions an economy where plastics never become waste.
Additionally, the company's innovative packaging solutions earned several industry honors, among them three European Aluminum Foil Assn. awards and two World Packaging Organization "Worldstar" awards. Each of the innovations recognized by those awards reduced the environmental footprints of previous designs and delivered other sustainability benefits.