• Amcor continues its run of collecting sustainability accolades in 2022, now adding the gold EcoVadis medal to its stockpile. Image: Amcor
    Amcor continues its run of collecting sustainability accolades in 2022, now adding the gold EcoVadis medal to its stockpile. Image: Amcor

Amcor has received a gold EcoVadis medal in recognition of its extensive sustainability work and practices, placing the company among the top five per cent of all companies assessed, and top one per cent in its sector for sustainable procurement.

The objective of the EcoVadis assessment is to measure a company’s sustainability performance across the areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and procurement. The assessment focuses on 21 issues based on international standards.

In addition to completing the assessment annually and sharing results with customers, Amcor also requests its strategic and critical suppliers to complete EcoVadis assessments, to maintain high standards and manage risk within its supply chain. 

Amcor’s gold medal underlines the commitment it has made to more sustainable packaging, and is supported by its investment in research and development every year, enabling the creation of innovative packaging designs with reduced environmental impact. 

“EcoVadis provides an important and unbiased assessment to organisations looking to maintain more sustainable supply chains,” said David Clark, vice-president of sustainability at Amcor. 

“Amcor’s gold award recognises the high aspirations and quality of our corporate sustainability program and our leadership in the industry.

“We know customers look for partners who share their values and hold the highest standards, which the EcoVadis gold medal confirms.” 

This is the latest recognition to award the company’s sustainability efforts, having recently also received two sustainable packaging innovations accolades – winning silver at the 2022 Australasian PIDAs for Sustainable – Industrial Design of the Year, and named a 2022 Sustainability Leader in the Australian Financial Review’s annual list for the Manufacturing and Consumer Goods category. 

Earlier in the year, Amcor also came away with three awards at the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, and won the Gold Innovation Award at the Packaging Innovation Awards for its AmLite HeatFlex recyclable packaging.

“It’s terrific to see Amcor’s innovative and more sustainable packaging solutions be recognised by the industry and community in the local market,” said Simon Roy, vice-president and general manager for Amcor ANZ. 

“We are a global company with a proud local history that enables us to leverage R&D at scale to produce best-in-class innovations, which can be applied either globally or locally, to help meet our customers’ needs. 

“Our commitment to innovation is second to none and we’re proud to be driving a more sustainable and circular packaging value chain for our local customers, end consumers and the environment.”

Amcor also recently undertook a product rebrand aimed at giving customers a clearer, more holistic view of its growing portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions, and provide greater visibility and transparency of its product offerings.

To learn more about Amcor’s sustainability commitments and innovations, click here.

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