Berry Global: Achieves its first ISCC PLUS certifications in North America with a total of 39 locations worldwide; Certification for the validation of circular plastic in sustainable packaging
EVANSVILLE, Ind-Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) announced today that its first three locations in North America are receiving the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS award to support growing consumer demand in North America for more sustainable packaging . As many brand owners are looking for ways to meet their sustainability goals, including using renewable or recycled materials in their packaging, Berry’s ISCC PLUS-certified facilities can provide customers with the reassurance of a product’s material composition. These materials meet the ISCC standards for recycled, renewable and recycled renewable materials, offer traceability along the supply chain and confirm that certified companies meet high environmental and social standards.
Highlights of the ISCC PLUS certification
Allows Berry to bring sought-after certified circular products and provide customers with options for advanced recycled materials on a mass balance basis to meet their sustainability goals.
Crosses multiple product lines, giving customers the potential to leverage Berry’s extensive expertise across a range of manufacturing processes for the certified resins.
Validates the “mass balance approach”, which tracks the quantity and sustainability characteristics of recycled and / or renewable content in the value chain and assigns them on the basis of verifiable bookkeeping with predefined and transparency requirements.
“We are on the way to a circular economy with no net zero. The ISCC PLUS certification is an important milestone on this path, as it enables Berry to offer our customers products made from certified circular plastic. Using mass balance, ISCC PLUS certification also helps accelerate the transition by enabling the processing of recycled and / or renewable raw materials on the same global facilities as traditional resins, while pursuing the long-term vision of decoupling from use new fossil fuels supported. Said Diane Marret, director of sustainability at Berry’s North American Consumer Packaging Division.
The company’s facilities in Evansville, Indiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Odon, Indiana, was awarded the certificate by SCS Global Services. The processes currently located at the newly certified locations include thermoforming, injection molding, lamination, blown film and cast extrusion. The products manufactured in these facilities mainly serve the food, beverage, food service, personal care and health markets and include products such as rigid and flexible primary packaging, breathable films for surgical clothing and hygiene products such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence.
With the addition of these locations, Berry has a total of 39 production facilities on three continents that are ISCC PLUS certified.
This Berry certification is an important first step in meeting the growing consumer expectations for transparency in their purchases. With ISCC PLUS certification, Berry can manufacture products that replace a percentage or 100 percent of the virgin resin with certified circular polymers and deliver the same material performance as virgin material.
At Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) we develop innovative packaging and engineering products that we believe will improve the lives of people and the planet. We do this every day, leveraging our unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise to serve customers of all sizes around the world. Leveraging the strength of our diversity and industry-leading talent of 47,000 employees in more than 285 locations worldwide, we work with customers to develop, design and manufacture innovative products with a circular economy in mind. The challenges we solve and the innovations we advance benefit our customers at every stage of their journey. For more information, visit our website or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
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