Sustainability

Sustainability is a consideration in all of our business decisions. From our vision to our corporate strategy, sustainability underpins and shapes our core philosophy and our day-to-day business decisions.

Pact recognises that our business activities have a direct impact on a wide range of stakeholders and the communities in which we operate.

For us, sustainability is an ongoing process of considering our material issues and seeking to improve our sustainability performance.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS

Pact Group's Sustainability

Report for FY18

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Interactive Version

Pact Group’s Sustainability

Report for FY17

Pdf Version

Interactive Version

ENVIRONMENT

We have made a promise to become the number one partner of sustainable choices for our customers.

Our End of Waste strategy encompasses three aspirational targets to enable ourselves and our customers to meet their sustainability objectives, to benefit the environment and be respectful of the communities in which we operate.

REDUCE

ELIMINATE ALL NON
RECYCLABLE PACKAGING
THAT WE PRODUCE

REUSE

HAVE SOLUTIONS TO
REDUCE, REUSE AND
RECYCLE ALL SINGLE USE
SECONDARY PACKAGING
IN SUPERMARKETS

RECYCLE

OFFER 30% RECYCLED
CONTENT ACROSS OUR
PACKAGING PORTFOLIO

PACTS WAR ON WASTE

Our Sustainability Services Scorecard
Every year Pact collects & processes 19,507 tonnes of plastic resin from
Australia and New Zealand.
The collective annual environmental savings our recycling, reconditioning, take back schemes, hard to collect industry and customer programmes, use of PCR and PIR in products and light weighting initiatives is is the equivalent to:

EMISSIONS

78,591

Trees
planted

ENERGY
CONSUMPTION

42,669

Household daily
energy consumption

WATER USAGE

227

Olympic
swimming pools

SOLID WASTE

276,321

Household
wheelle bins

PEOPLE

At Pact, we recognise that the success of our people is key to achieving the best results for our customers. To that end, we are committed to creating a high performance workplace culture centred on collaboration, inclusion, recognition and professional development.

APPLAUSE

Pact’s Reward and Recognition Program

Pact’s reward and recognition program Applause was designed to place innovation in the hands of all employees and foster a culture of engagement throughout the organisation.

Applause motivates employees by rewarding ideas, behaviour and performance that demonstrates ingenuity, passion, resourcefulness and dedication. The categories for reward are aligned with Pact’s Vision and Values. Since inception 5 years ago, the program has netted more than 1050 ideas and awarded over $300,000 in prize money to more than 500 employees – and saved one manufacturing site around $1.2 million dollars!

In February 2016 Applause moved to a digital platform called Applause Central. Applause Central is a content rich digital platform that creates a community to knowledge share and innovate through peer-to-peer exchange.

Applause Central enables Pact employees to submit their innovative ideas and also comment, share and vote for the ideas of their peers. Building a digital platform to house the innovation conversation has re-energised the program and resulted in hundreds of fresh and original ideas being submitted, shared and voted for.

SOCIETY

We believe that having a positive impact on the communities in which we operate is crucial to our success as a company.

This has become central to the way pact operates and we actively encourage a spirit of generosity within our employees and broader stakeholder groups. This is demonstrated through our many community based initiatives.

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Cancer Council’s
‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea’

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has been an annual feature of the Pact calendar for the last nine years, providing an opportunity for workmates to come together, share a cup of tea and help those affected by cancer.

We are proud to have raised more than $70,000 since hosting our first Morning Tea event, helping provide funds for vital cancer research, prevention and support services across Australia. This year we donated more than $13,000.

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Ronald McDonald House
Charities Australia and New Zealand

We were delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in FY16 that complements our existing portfolio of not-for-profit relationships. Pact has been searching for a suitable partner that focusses on child and family welfare support after receiving feedback from our annual Employee Engagement Survey, and believe we have found a wonderful organisation to support.

With 16 locations around Australia and three in New Zealand, Ronald McDonald Houses offer a home-awayfrom-home, giving families somewhere more comfortable to stay than a waiting room, chair on a ward or in their car whilst their seriously ill children are being cared for in hospital.

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Ongoing support
to WasteAid

Pact subsidiary, Sulo, is proud to be involved with non-profit organisation WasteAid, which has been established to provide basic waste services to disadvantaged areas of Australia, predominantly assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Sulo has provided the waste bins for various projects and Pact are also proud to further support WasteAid as they further implement their waste services throughout remote communities.

Ethics

Pact is committed to high standards of business ethics, which hinge on the central premise of acting with integrity in the way we interact with all stakeholders.

We are subject to a range of regulatory and legal governance requirements and continue to dedicate ourselves to leading the way in corporate governance best practice.

As signatories to the united nations global compact we continuously work to align our operations and business strategy to its 10 principles

Our Group Code of Conduct and Policies demonstrate our commitment to corporate responsibility and operating with integrity. These policies reflect our company values, our commitment to a sustainable and engaged business, and assist us to comply with all applicable laws and standards and procedures in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

The Code of Conduct applies to all business activities with suppliers, contractors, customers, shareholders and employees in Australia and overseas, the Code of Conduct incorporates Pact’s policies.

To view our Code of Conduct and Group Policies, click on the below links:

Pact Group operates in line with the spirit of following External Signatories and Accreditations; United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Australian Packaging Covenant (APC), New Zealand Packaging Products Stewardship Scheme (NZPPSS), International and Australian/New Zealand Standards and Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Pact Group is a signatory to the UN Global Compact. To maintain status as a signatory, the business is required to report out activities against the ten principles annually.
For further details on the UNGC Principles go to – www.unglobalcompact.org

Australian Packaging Covenant (APC)

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. Pact Group is committed to the principles of the APC, with many businesses within the Group being signatories to the Covenant and the obligations for members of this group.

To view Pact’s 2018 Report and Action Plan, click here
For further details on APC go to – www.packagingcovenant.org.au

 

New Zealand Packaging Products Stewardship Scheme (NZPPSS)

The NZPPSS is a voluntary industry initiative, developed by the New Zealand Packaging Council, which demonstrates industry’s continued willingness to act responsibly to reduce the environmental impact of packaging. The PPSS has three key goals:

Pact Group is committed to the goals of PPSS, and many businesses are members of the scheme.
Further details on NZPPSS go to – www.packaging.org.nz

International and Australian / New Zealand Standards

Pact is committed to providing our customers with good quality, safe and reliable products. We deliver this through continuous improvement of our processes and benchmarking against “best in class” standards.
Our sites operate in line with the principles set out in ISO Quality Management Systems, ISO Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and HACCP (where applicable).
Many of our sites have gained certification to acknowledge compliance with the requirements of International and/or Australian/New Zealand Standards, including:

Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX)

Sedex is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains
Several Pact businesses sites are members of Sedex, which enables sharing of ethical supply chain data, and improvement in our supply chain activities.
Click here for further information on SEDEX – www.sedexglobal.com

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