Sustainability and protection have been the focus of kp’s ingenuity for nearly
six decades. We innovate, design and manufacture films and trays that
provide product safety, safeguard medication and medical devices, help avoid
food waste, and protect the integrity of countless products for daily living
around the globe.
We understand our responsibility to take a science-based approach
to combating climate change. That’s why we are focused
on reducing our emissions and championing a circular economy
that incorporates plastic waste as a valuable raw material. Our
innovation on this score has already resulted in increased usage of
post-consumer recycled content (over 120,000 tonnes in 2020), and
the introduction of new packaging made from up to 100% postconsumer
recycled PET trays and bottles. This recycled packaging is
itself recyclable, thereby closing the loop on plastics.
Launched in 2018, our Positive Plastics Pledge initiative served as a
platform to share the value of plastic waste and recycling. We also
engaged with communities on projects which boost the
recyclability of packaging waste, while cleaning up beaches and
areas near our sites. The Pledge allowed us to work closely with
stakeholders to develop the infrastructure, education and
incentives around recycling plastic for a circular economy.
Still, the environmental and social challenges of 2021 call for more urgent action, and a broader plan. Just in the last
year, the global pandemic has triggered many profound changes, and exposed significant global inequities.
Sustainability is about more than just protecting the environment, and we recognise that these turbulent times
require us to build on the progress we’ve made, and extend our remit to take in the long-term needs of our people,
our communities, and our planet. That’s why kp is Investing in Better, and why we’ve drawn up this sustainability roadmap for 2021 and beyond.
We’re excited about the launch of our new, broader sustainability strategy. We are integrating sustainability across
every aspect of our business, and this strategy sets kp on a clear path with ambitious, yet credible targets.
Our new sustainability strategy is inextricably linked to our purpose and promise to the world: The sustainable
protection of everyday needs. We don’t have all the answers, and we can’t do this alone, but we are committed and
optimistic about the journey ahead and believe we can use our expertise, influence, global reach and partnerships to
make a positive impact – and we know that we’ll get there by Investing in Better.