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31st of October 2019Sustainability

BioPak declares a Climate Emergency and System Failure

Many forward-thinking brands have gotten the message — they’re taking the future of our planet into their own hands through partnerships with environmental nonprofits and sustainable business practices. There is a need to step up, shine a spotlight on the issue and inject a sense of urgency that up till now seems to have been lacking.

This is why BioPak is officially declaring a climate emergency and pledging to take immediate action on climate change.


BioPak was created in 2006 with the mission to reduce the environmental impact of single-use disposable packaging by producing sustainable, environmentally friendly solutions made from renewable resources. As a pioneer and market leader in the bioplastics packaging industry, we have demonstrated that it is possible to successfully grow a sustainable and carbon-neutral business. BioPak has been carbon neutral since 2011.


Today,  it has been confirmed by the scientific community that a 1.5°C increase in average global temperature is the limit if humanity is to have any chance of coping with the associated catastrophic climate-related impacts; At the current trajectory, it is estimated we will reach this point as early as 2030.


It’s become clear that we need to make a change for the health of our planet — and fast. While reshaping government policy is a necessary component of this transformation, its timeline is long. It can take years for ideas to translate into policy, for policy to take effect, and for real change to occur as a result. When it comes to policy around climate change, we simply don’t have the luxury of time.


As we petition and protest and support our earth-championing representatives, there’s more we can do to combat climate change: take action in the business sector. Companies can dictate their own policies and priorities, allowing them to effect change at a much faster rate than government agencies. Many forward-thinking brands have gotten the message — they’re taking the future of our planet into their own hands through partnerships with environmental nonprofits and sustainable business practices.


There is a need to step up, shine a spotlight on the issue and inject a sense of urgency that up till now seems to have been lacking.


This is why BioPak is officially declaring a climate emergency and pledging to take immediate action on climate change. In alignment with our  B Corp commitment and together with the growing number of B Corps  ,, we are using the power of our collective voice to advocate for policy changes necessary to remove impediments and align incentives that will drive meaningful climate action and address the apathy of this systemic failure: the failed doctrine and culture of profit maximization, often called shareholder primacy.


As a result of this declaration, we pledge to:

  • Maintain our business model carbon-neutral, in all countries we operate in;
  • Maintain and implement an annual plan to reduce our carbon footprint (pre-offsets);
  • Phase out all fossil fuel-based plastic from our portfolio by 2025;
  • Expand access to our  compost service to realise  our circular economy solution,
  • Continue donating our time, energy and a portion of all profits to environmental restoration initiatives and community programs;
  • Be involved in the B Corp community to advocate change and the global adoption of a B Economy.

Today, we commit to deliver value to our customers and society and to conduct business with consideration for the environment and all stakeholders, not just shareholders for current and future generations.


To ensure transparency, we will report annually on our progress by publishing our Sustainability report towards the end of the year.

Download our Climate Emergency Declaration.