SIG – Green Sponsor

SIG is one of the world’s leading solution providers for the food and beverage industry and suppliers of aseptic carton packaging. The company’s purpose is to partner with customers to bring food products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way.

By fulfilling this purpose through its core business, SIG is creating shared value and contributing to fundamental global development goals by tackling hunger and food waste. The company is making an even greater contribution to society and the environment by fulfilling its purpose responsibly and going Way Beyond Good.

SIG is committed to become net positive in the long term. This commitment to go Way Beyond Good by contributing more to society and the environment than it takes out – across the value chain – is part of SIG’s business strategy.

The company has set ambitious stretch goals for 2030 and has a detailed roadmap to get there with year-on-year targets to 2020. By 2030, SIG will halve its value chain environmental impacts and double its benefits to society while meeting business growth targets. All its raw materials will come from certified responsible sources. And its packaging solutions will be the most sustainable on the market.

Responsible sourcing is one example of how SIG is meeting customer needs through Way Beyond Good. SIG was an early adopter of FSC certification (see below) and has led the industry in providing FSC-certified products that can be traced back to source. In 2016, SIG was the first carton provider to secure a sufficient supply of FSC-certified liquid packaging board to guarantee that customers can choose to include the FSC label on any of its cartons from then on.

With the proportion of SIG packs carrying the FSC label almost doubling over the last 18 months (from 42% in 2015 to 79.5% in June 2017), it’s clear that this is a choice that more and more customers want to make. More than 60 billion SIG packs have now been sold with the FSC label, showing how responsible sourcing is supporting sales.

In 2016, SIG joined a group of pioneering companies and non-governmental organisations as a member of the Net Positive Project, which works for a world where companies drive financial success and create net positive impacts by putting back more into society, the environment and the global economy than they take out.

SIG is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative, which is at the forefront of efforts to help companies understand how to cut their emissions enough to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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