A global packaging sustainability strategy
Over the last year we have continued to embed and implement our packaging sustainability strategy. This has eight core elements which are:
- Taking a ‘cradle to cradle’ approach to packaging
- Promoting sustainable design
- Ensuring packaging is safe and fit for purpose
- Seeking opportunities to eliminate or reduce packaging
- Increasing the recycled content of packaging
- Reducing the amount of transit packaging used
- Understanding the disposal options of the packaging we use
- Contributing to the achievement of water and carbon savings
We have introduced a Sustainable Packaging Steering Group, comprised of senior leaders from each area, which is supported by a Global Packaging Collaboration Team, with representatives from all our markets and from different disciplines to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practice.We also hold local packaging sustainability meetings across the group. This year a series of workshops were held in Europe, India, South Africa and Peru.
Progress against 2012 targets
|Undertake a comprehensive review of packaging value chain carbon impacts and recycling performance, to inform a new set of packaging targets.||
Review completed of the packaging value chain carbon impacts and validated the results through a series of workshops across the group.We are now using the results to develop a global packaging carbon target.
Expand coverage of our lifecycle environmental impact analysis tool within the group.
|Coverage expanded to nearly all SABMiller operations.|
Continue with on-going light weighting initiatives
|Light weighting projects completed in Italy, Colombia and South Africa.|
- Develop a global packaging carbon reduction target
- Invite 30 packaging suppliers to pilot the Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain programme
Our position on packaging and packaging waste: working towards vibrant packaging reuse and recycling economies