At Pactiv, doing things the right way is a core focus, an embedded corporate value that touches every phase of our operations.
From the purchasing of raw materials through the delivery of our finished products, we continually assess the environmental impact of our actions, adopting processes that minimize energy consumption, emissions and waste.
In 2020, Pactiv will be debuting a new strategy, scaling up sustainability throughout the company, with a specific focus on our resources, materials and people. Given Pactiv’s size and position in the marketplace, this will be challenging, but these industry-leading efforts will have far-reaching benefits for the company as well as the environment.
In the meantime, here are some example of our ongoing efforts:
We continually strive to reduce our energy footprint, both internally and externally. At all of our facilities, we have deployed efficient lighting, heating conservation, and air conditioning and ventilation efficiencies. And throughout our production and transportation processes, we have adopted processes that minimize energy consumption.
We recognize the environmental benefit of minimizing the use of raw materials, a goal that we balance sensitively with the responsibility of delivering high quality products to our customers. To that end, we are committed to exploring the use of renewable and recycled materials to produce functional and innovative products.
Reducing the solid waste in our operations is an ongoing, company-wide pursuit, one that we accomplish with an industry-leading recycling program. Working closely with our suppliers and recycling services, we recycle over 90 percent of our plastic manufacturing scrap, as well as aluminum, corrugated boxes and corrugated, scrap metal, and other plastic scrap waste.