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Sustainability at Pactiv

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Bringing food to you, safely.

Our products have a positive impact on our communities, our businesses, and our food supply chain.

  • Single-use packaging helps reduce spread of disease and decrease likelihood of foodborne illnesses, providing our communities with precious protection.
  • It support sustainable business practices, offering cost-effective solutions, saving on equipment, supplies, labor and space.
  • It protects food during transport, extends shelf-life in stores and in homes, helping reduce food waste at every step.

Valuing our resources and materials.

We continually strive to reduce our emissions and energy footprint, from efficient manufacturing in our plants to locating warehouses closer to our customers. 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. Reducing waste in our operations is an ongoing, company-wide pursuit: we recycle over 90 percent of our plastic manufacturing scrap.


Playing our role, and engaging other stakeholders.

We support and collaborate with groups – like the Association of Plastic Recyclers, Carton Council, the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s recycling and composting groups, and the US Composting Council – that provide more consumers the opportunity to recycle or compost our products.

We’re at the forefront of R&D, engaging our talented teams to discover the sustainable materials of tomorrow.


Valuing our people.

We value our people, encourage mentorship and help build career development, promoting diversity at every level. Every year, our Leadership Advisory Council graduates a new class of our rising stars, arming them with finance, marketing, sustainability or management skills to prepare for their next assignment or support cross-functional career paths.

We give back to our communities. Across North America, Pactiv employees at our plants or corporate offices support community efforts and give back.


Did you know?

 

  • 45% of consumers say they consider a restaurant’s use of environmentally-friendly packaging an important factor when they choose a restaurant.1
  • 72% of restaurant operators say they buy at least some packaging or supplies that contain recycled materials.2
  • 75% of consumers would pay more for a food or beverage item if the packaging had environmental attributes they found important.3
  • Foodservice packaging accounts for less than 2% of the materials sent to landfills.4
  • 50% of CPG growth in 2015-2018 came from sustainability-marketed products, which only represent 16% of the category.5
  • 40% Millennials choose an employer based on sustainability performance. They’ll be three quarters of the workforce by 2025.6
  • Companies experience an average rate of return of 27 to 80% on low-carbon investments7

 

Sources:

1. National Restaurant Association, Sustainability Consumer Survey, 2017

2. National Restaurant Association, Sustainability Consumer Survey, 2017

3. Foodservice Packaging Institute, Consumer Perceptions on Foodservice Packaging Survey, 2019

4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s, Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2017 Tables and Figures, 2019

5. Harvard Business Review, 2019

6. Fast Company, 2019, Inc, 2019

7. Harvard Business Review, 2016

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Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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