C-Pack adopts social and environmental responsibility practices throughout its production chain
Almost 30 years ago, when the Rio-92 conference was held in Brazil, organizations around the world started to incorporate the concept of sustainable development into their production chain in response to the growing demand from their consumers for social and environmental responsibility practices.
C-Pack Creative Packaging, a leading company in the production of plastic tubes for cosmetics in Brazil, and one of the largest in Latin America, has among its values the continued concern with social and ecological aspects, both in terms of structure and activities and products.
With ongoing investment in research and development to provide the market with innovative solutions that meet the most daring performance and quality goals, C-Pack recently passed the SMETA social responsibility audit – one of the most commonly used ethical audit formats in the world – requested by large national and international customers.
In environmental terms, the C-Pack plant in São José (SC), with its 32 thousand m², has been designed to be the most sustainable in Latin America in the production of plastic tubes. The total consumption of treated water, including the cafeteria, is lower than the amount spent by 15 families; 33% of the water consumed comes from rainwater catchment; skylights in the production area reduce by 50% the number of electric light bulbs required to be on during the day; all sewage is treated by root zone; C – Pack destines less than 10% of its waste to landfill, what enables it to be recognized as a Zero Waste Company. A large part of the refectory waste is destined for composting and the resulting fertilizer is used in an internal garden to grow vegetables used to cook the meals of the factory.
Another practice of environmental responsibility that brings good management results is the reverse logistics. C-Pack is ready to deliver the tubes manufactured by the company in returnable plastic boxes. Made with polypropylene shavings from the manufacture of their own lids, the reverse logistics of the boxes is performed by the carrier C-Log, part of the C-Pack group. “Approximately 2,500 trees are saved annually by using returnable plastic instead of cardboard,” says André Michel Kehrwald, Director of Innovation and Quality at C-Pack.
According to André, C – Pack is aware of its responsibility towards the environment as an integral part of its activities, and affirms its commitments through its environmental policy to: prioritizing respect for biodiversity, and the harmonious relationship with the communities where the company operates and develops its activities; establishing the efficient use of resources by reducing waste, reusing materials and recycling practices, aiming to decrease significant environmental impacts, and seeking continuous improvement and the satisfaction of suppliers and customers.
Media: Embalagem Marca