Material Topics & SDGs

Materiality has been repeatedly proposed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and by other international standards as a starting point for bringing reporting closer to stakeholder expectations.

Our ESG Priorities 

In 2023, we conducted a thorough evaluation to determine the ESG priorities most critical to our future business endeavors. We prioritized our 12 material topics, ranking them from the most to the least significant, taking into account their potential impacts on people, the environment, and the economy.

This process involved engaging both external and internal stakeholders, including customers, supplier partners, and company employees. The insights gained from this evaluation help ensure that our ESG strategy remains aligned with our long-term business objectives and contributes positively to responsible packaging.

Working with our suppliers to implement initiatives and management processes aimed at engaging them in strengthening their sustainability practices and in providing Berlin new packaging materials and solutions.

Developing packaging solutions in accordance with the highest quality standards and implementing quality and health & safety control processes during the design phase of the packaging by the internal innovation and design team.

Contributing to the innovation of packaging products, making them more sustainable in terms of both design and materials. Managing our internal operations in a more efficient way to mitigate our direct impact on the environment.

Ensure a safe working environment for all employees. Promote healthy lifestyles and wellbeing with initiatives aimed at fostering work life balance. 

Promoting the use of renewable energy consumption at our sites and working to make our logistics more efficient, which is key to reduce emissions. Improving our sustainable procurement strategy, improving our internal decision-making when dealing with packaging materials and finished products from suppliers.

Enhancing training and development programs to contribute to our employees’ professional growth and career.

Implement procedures addressing data privacy and security issues to prevent mishandling of personal data by those responsible for its processing and to mitigate the risk of external cyber-attacks.

Creating an inclusive culture at the workplace, enhancing diversities, and to making everyone feel safe, valued, and encouraged to voice their opinions.  

Guaranteeing freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Supporting our partners along the value chain in mitigating their impact in terms of water withdrawals and consumption.

Working to prevent as much as possible, directly and indirectly, our impact in terms of biodiversity preservation, including raw materials sourcing, manufacturing processes and end of life management.

Contributing to generate a positive impact on local communities through a series of dedicated CSR initiatives, also involving our employees.

BERLIN PACKAGING COMMITMENT TOWARDS SDGs

Berlin Packaging is committed to pursuing our business goals per the Sustainable Development Goals framework, as recognized under the United Nations Agenda 2030. Within this framework, we have identified specific Sustainable Development Goals and targets upon which we can impact and are aware of our responsibility to contribute and mitigate our performance.

The Sustainable Development Goals represent a framework by which our commitment is disclosed and a driver to promote and implement a sustainable and responsible business.

SDG GOALS
AND TARGET

7.2 – By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

7.3 – By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

BERLIN PACKAGING MATERIAL TOPICS

  • Climate change & low-carbon society

  • Responsible supply chain management

SDG GOALS
AND TARGET

9.4 – By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

BERLIN PACKAGING MATERIAL TOPICS

  • Climate change & low-carbon society

  • Responsible supply chain management

SDG GOALS
AND TARGET

12.2 – By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

12.3 – By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

12.6 – Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to Integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.

BERLIN PACKAGING MATERIAL TOPICS

  • Packaging circularity

Here below, it is possible to download some of the key documents in terms of ESG commitment of the Group

Download SECTion

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ESG Policy

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Quality Policy

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Sustainability Report 2022

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