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SIG reports progress on its Way Beyond Good journey
Corporate Responsibility Performance Update published for 2017
Highlights include several milestones on SIG’s responsibility roadmap:
The innovative SIGNATURE PACK is the first aseptic carton linked to 100% renewable forest-based materials.
More than 60 billion SIG packs have now been sold with the FSCTM label and the share of SIG packs carrying the FSCTM label hit 88% by the end of 2017, showing good progress towards its 100% target for 2020.
SIG has established a partnership with BRAC, a development NGO, to pilot its flagship Cartons for Good project in Bangladesh that will use SIG technology to help communities preserve surplus food at harvest time with a specially designed mobile filling unit.
SIG’s CEO Rolf Stangl said: “Our bold Way Beyond Good ambitions are driving progress across all three of our responsibility pillars: company, sourcing and products. We have a long way to go, but I am enormously proud of the strides we have made in 2017. The latest rating from EcoVadis recognises our progress, placing SIG in the top 1% of the 30,000 or more businesses assessed on wide-ranging corporate responsibility topics.”
Partnering for progress
The CR Performance Update reinforces SIG’s commitment to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and emphasises its support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SIG stood alongside the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) and other leading businesses in 2017 to pledge support for the Vancouver Declaration to ensure their use of forest materials contributes to the SDGs.
Through initiatives such as the Net Positive Project, SIG continues to work with partners to help drive progress in its own business and beyond. The company is also inviting input from external stakeholders through its new Responsibility Advisory Group.
Commitment to transparent reporting
Transparency is integral to SIG’s ethos as a responsible company. The company is committed to report regularly on performance related to its most material corporate responsibility issues, as identified through a detailed materiality assessment.
The CR Performance Update for 2017 provides an interim report on progress against the 2020 targets set out in SIG’s responsibility roadmap, including data on key performance indicators and key achievements from the year. It supplements the companies biennial full Corporate Responsibility Report, produced in accordance with guidelines from the Global Reporting Initiative, which offers more detail on how SIG manages social and environmental issues.
SIG’s Head of Corporate Responsibility Michael Hecker said: “The CR Performance Update tells our story of the year. It showcases what we have achieved, but it also shows where we have more work to do. I am looking forward to reporting further progress in our full CR Report next year.”
SIG’s ‘Way Beyond Good Corporate Responsibility Performance Update 2017’ can be accessed at: http://www.sig.biz/responsibility/way-beyond-good/reporting-on-our-progress
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