The Go-Pak Group recognises that sustainability is more than a product or campaign, it’s a commitment to acting responsibly in all that we do. Sustainability is at the forefront of our decision-making process at every level and function of our operation. We constantly strive for improvements and innovations that enhance our environmental performance, securing a healthy environment for future generations.
Our UK platform was the first in its’ industry to achieve certification to the globally recognised; ISO 14001:2015 environmental management standard. Not only do we consistently review our environmental performance and give effect to changes improving recycling, water and energy consumption, and reduced carbon emissions through haulage partnerships; we develop these practices and principles throughout our global supply chain through close collaboration with all manufacturing partners.
Many of our products have been re-engineered to incorporate optimal material consumption, without compromising our stringent quality standards. We procure ethically cultivated raw materials from reputable, certified suppliers, focussing on wood-derivative materials from FSC or PEFC sources. In our bespoke options we prioritise the use of water or soya-based inks, reducing our dependence on unsustainable materials. We have significantly developed our compostable Edenware™ brand to promote the use of natural materials while improving the environmental impact of our portfolio and introduced a GoRpet range in 2019 that promotes the use of post-consumer recycled content. GoPak now offer 80% recycled content in our RPET tumblers.
We, the Go-Pak Group, are fully embracing of our wider obligations in all that we do, undertaking due-diligence on global partners and opportunities to ensure we’re operating in pursuit of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a universal call aiming to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. It was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. By considering the nature of our operations and their impacts, we have identified 11 goals that are most relevant for our business.