We are pleased to officially join the global community of forward-thinking companies adapting to a more socially conscious business world as a Certified B Corporation®.
More than just the ability to now put the B Corp stamp on our products and marketing collateral, it gives customers the assurance that we practice what we preach and makes our commitment to social good tangible while strengthening our brand reputation as the leading sustainable packaging company in the region.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a charity that works in education, business innovation and analysis to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
We have added our signature to the Global Commitment for their New Plastics Economy initiative and have made several commitments to be achieved by 2020. Our vision is a world without waste and adding our signature means that we are another step closer. We believe that working side-by-side, businesses and governments can tackle plastic pollution at the source.
There is increasing pressure on companies from the community and local and central government to address the end-of-life impacts of packaging through product stewardship. The Waste Minimisation Act provides a framework for voluntary (and if necessary mandatory) product stewardship. Public Place Recycling Scheme members help fund and promote recycling and reducing litter.
The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) works on behalf of its members to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling organic resources. It aims to act as an advocate for the wider organics resource recovery and beneficial reuse industries and to represent their views in a constructive dialogue with policymakers. The Association envisages an industry in which best practice is shared, standards are maintained and surpassed, and makes a positive contribution to safeguarding the environment.
The APC is a sustainable packaging initiative which aims to change the culture of business to design more sustainable packaging, increase recycling rates and reduce packaging litter. It is an agreement between government, industry and community groups to find and fund solutions to address packaging sustainability issues. Through the APC, BioPak has agreed to take a leading role in managing the impact of its packaging.
Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA) is an association which aims to inspire events, organisers, venues and supply chains to be as sustainable as possible and to establish Australia as a sustainable event destination. The SEA helps to resource those who wish to expand their current sustainability practice or those who are at the start of their journey, to improved sustainability performance. They encourage all sectors of the industry to play their part in Australia being recognised as a sustainable event destination.
Richard serves on the Leadership Team as a subject matter specialist on compostable packaging.
Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, and how much we use.
Supplier Ethical Data Exchange is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
Retailers, consumer brands, governments and NGOs are under constant pressure to monitor and understand their supply chains. Revelations of unfair or unsafe labour practices, corruption, or environmental negligence in the supply chain can damage a company’s reputation and lead to a loss of revenue. Sedex is an important tool for sharing good practice and helping to drive environmental and social improvements in the supply chain.
An association dedicated to promoting plastics that are biodegradable, compostable, and based on renewable resources.
To keep abreast of developments in testing protocols, standards, certification schemes and product developments, while also ensuring we abide by the code of conduct whereby we undertake to accurately and ethically label and represent the properties and performance of our products.
We are a member of NZSCA – the national industry body for specialty coffee stakeholders in New Zealand. There are two guilds – roaster and barista. They provide a forum for communication, professional development and coffee excellence.