PKN talks… Orora’s performance, sustainability strategy, circular economy initiatives and innovation drive, with Brian Lowe, CEO of Orora.
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Brian Lowe, the CEO of Orora, about their recently posted results for the first half of the financial year.
We start the episode with a snapshot of Orora's successful first half results and the key contributing factors, despite the challenge of a reduction in wine bottle production, due to tariffs on Australian wine imposed by China. This leads to a discussion of Orora's moves into new sectors of glass bottle production, the strong demand for cans and the performance of their North American business.
Continuing to look at external factors, Brian describes Orora's approach to operating during Covid, including their focus on health and safety, along with the use of wearable technology. We also look at the increased costs of raw materials, supply chain disruption, and how the company is managing these issues.
We wrap the episode reviewing Orora's sustainability goals and initiatives, their sustainability framework, reduction of emissions and use of recycled content, including their involvement in Container Deposit Schemes. Brian also tells us about their culture of innovation and the ability for all employees to contribute ideas for improvement.
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MC: Grant McHerron
Host: Lindy Hughson
Producer: Steve Visscher
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