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Our Sustainability Vision

“Help Healthcare Be Sustainable”

Nelipak is rethinking how to leverage sustainable packaging products for the healthcare industry. As we journey forward to a healthier future, we are committed to leading with our sustainability goals and principles.

 

 

Our Goal:

“Help Healthcare Be Sustainable”

We explore opportunities that help increase recycling, improve our environmental performance, and promote the use of and development of sustainable materials.

We remain vigilant about how our actions today impact our world tomorrow, including on how to collaborate on projects that have the power to push our goals, and improve the world we all share.

Our Five Sustainability Principles

Nelipak recognizes that we participate in truly global value chain. Our commitment is to ensure the highest quality of packaging that protects the integrity and sterility of healthcare products. We actively work to improve the sustainability of our products & processes to deliver our vision to Help Healthcare Be Sustainable.

Nelipak concentrates on five principal areas, called our Sustainability Circle. Our greatest impact is in the advancement of these areas, shaping our manufacturing improvements and guiding our design. This is applied how we work together and with the community – including how our suppliers do business with us.

Principles in Action

We collaborate for sustainability across healthcare, working together with our customers, associations and supplier to develop more sustainable products with lower footprints. Together, we improve sourcing options for recycled and alternative materials and to improve recyclability. We proudly stand behind our vision to Help Healthcare Be Sustainable.

Nelipak Sustainability Certification

Compliance

Nelipak maintains and expands on relevant industry credentials such as EcoVadis, CDP and ISCC+ . It is actively implementing the requirements for CSRD and other mandated reporting.

Nelipak Sustainability Emission Footprint

Emissions

We actively aim to reduce scope 1&2 Green House Gas emissions by  using less energy and increased renewables to deliver on our 2030 reduction targets.

We will reduce water consumption and lower waste through process efficiency, investment and  recycling.

Nelipak Sustainability Design for Circularity

Circularity

Our development engineers apply design for sustainability to:

  • Optimize form-factors for materials use and transport efficiency.
  • Use easier to recycle materials and structures.
  • Introduce recycled material solutions.
  • Optimize non-product transit packaging.
Nelipak Sustainability Social

Social

Across Nelipak we observe universal Codes of conduct & have access to a confidential Whistleblower process

We operate a Safe work environment for all employees and ensure role-relevant training programs develop the organization.

Nelipak Sustainability Risk

Risk & Resilience

We complete specific risk assessments and supplier surveying as required.

Our Sustainability Goals

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we ensure a consistent connection to the goals of our customers and stakeholders.

Our work with customers and suppliers integrates value chain, manufacturing, and packaging design. Our commitment covers more than environmentally sustainable products. We respect Human rights and labor and expect the same from our suppliers and external partners.

Good Heath and Well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy

Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Key Stats

>50%

Recycled Byproduct

>6%

Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 emissions against a 2019 base line

45%

Electricity from Renewable Sources (2024)

100%

Our senior procurement leaders trained in sustainability

100%

Top 20 Suppliers covered by Supplier Codes of Conduct

100%

Measured Energy and Water Consumption

70%

Product Developers Trained in Design for Sustainability Principals

Certification 

We value certification as a third party indication of our progress towards helping healthcare be sustainable

EcoVadis

In our second-ever submission, Nelipak has been recognized with an EcoVadis Silver Medal.

Scoring strongly across all aspects of sustainability, this demonstrates Nelipak’s commitment to ongoing sustainability and alignment with the requirements for responsible participation in healthcare.

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ISCC+

To enable the use of advanced recycled and bio-derived polymers, three Nelipak sites have been awarded ISCC+ certification for supply chain traceability. This ensures GHG reduction benefits can be achieved. Chain of custody ensures the greenhouse gas reduction achieved in materials manufactured. Conversion can be passed to medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers.

CDP

Carbon footprint reduction is key at company and product levels. We participate in the CDP in 2024, demonstrating commitment to reducing greenhouse gas and contributing to the Net-Zero targets in healthcare.

Our commitment to ensuring the highest standards of behavior and ethics.

Nelipak and our employees follows an agreed sustainability strategy, with progress reported quarterly to the board of directors. Our employees commit through our policies & Nelipak’s Code of Conduct, which act as our moral compass and anchor to ethical business practices.

Policies

We maintain both a sustainability policy and a sustainable procurement policy. These define our expectations both internally and throughout our supply chain.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct outlines expectations to each other, to our  stakeholders and society.  Our whistleblower hotline, open to all employees, helps us live the values included in the code.  We extend the same expectations to our suppliers through our supplier code of conduct.

Board Oversight

Our board maintains a regular cadence of oversight and involvement. The sustainability plan is reviewed annually, with topic specific updates through the year.

Metrics and Progress

Nelipak has clearly laid out metrics and targets aligned to our sustainability focus. Progression is driven through our annual operating plans.

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Our products help deliver safe, effective patient outcomes, protecting products, plant and people.

We collaborate with customers & suppliers to achieve goals for lower emissions, improved circularity, and increased resilience in healthcare.

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