Southgate announces Silver EcoVadis rating
One of Europe’s leading packaging suppliers, Southgate, has achieved a Silver EcoVadis rating, showcasing its focus on driving sustainability within its operation and the wider industry.
The prestigious rating recognises the company’s continued focus on developing innovative, new eco packaging alternatives – part of its pioneering activity to lead the packaging industry in developing sustainable products.
Darren Smith, head of marketing at Southgate, said: ‘For our work to be officially recognised by EcoVadis, whose objectives to create a global marketplace where sustainability intelligence influences every business decision align with our own mission and values, is a fantastic achievement.
‘We have been working hard over the past year to make this happen so to now secure the Silver EcoVadis rating is testament to the dedication of our team, who have been driving forward our focus on creating a more sustainable future within the packaging industry and beyond. It doesn’t stop there though – we will be working towards achieving the Gold EcoVadis rating in the near future.’
Southgate is committed to developing a line of alternative products to significantly reduce packaging waste and plastic content. The company aims to continue to expand its sustainable range whilst reducing plastic content and increasing user productivity and profitability.
In the past year, it has launched a number of sustainable packaging products from carton sealing, paper mailers and void fill, with plans to have a suite of sustainable options for every product. To showcase its latest sustainable product line, Southgate recently launched its ‘Sustainability E-edition’ brochure.