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Outstanding commitment to packaging sustainability saw Colourtrend Paints secure the APCO 2020 Industry Sector Award for Chemicals, Hardware & Machinery.

Continuing efforts to reduce its environmental impact, this reporting period Colourtrend Paints has shown an outstanding commitment to improving the sustainability of its packaging.

Having established a packaging policy focusing on ‘Reuse and Recycle’, the team has integrated packaging sustainability targets into its annual business plan as well as purchasing procedures.

Colourtrend Paints has eliminated paper labels, introduced sustainable reuse solutions for intermediate bulk containers and transitioned to recyclable resins.

Furthermore, investigation into improving business-to-business packaging efficiencies has led to a 30 per cent increase in pallet packaging capacity, with this reducing the overall quantity of pallets used and associated shrink wrapping both from suppliers, and to customers.

Food & Drink Business

Asahi Beverages has appointed Nigel Parsons as the new CEO of Asahi Lifestyle Beverages. He will join the company on 1 March 2021.

A research project commissioned by sustainable tech company iugis found businesses don’t fully grasp the scale of the food waste problem, or how it relates to the climate emergency.

Cobram Estate has been awarded one of the best oils in the world by the International Olive Council. Its Black Label Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded the best oil in the Southern Hemisphere.