Thriving Through Circularity report highlights the progress the group has made throughout the past year

Reusable packaging container (RPC) specialist Ifco has released its environmental, social and governance (ESG) report for 2023.

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In the report, titled Thriving Through Circularity, the group highlighted its key milestones from the past 12 months.

These included replacing over 2bn single-use packaging units with its RPCs, and reducing freshwater use per RPC by 6 per cent.

The company also renewed Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver certification for its European Lift Lock generation of RPCs, and donated 69,000 RPCs to food banks around the globe.

Ifco said the report outlined how it had continued to invest in measures to bring it closer to becoming a net zero, zero waste business, rooted in the principles of the circular economy.

“For Ifco, full-year 2023 was once again a time of tangible progress against our goals; a time when we continued to empower our employees, our suppliers and our customers to advance the circularity of grocery supply chains,” said Inigo Canalejo vice-president of ESG and strategic marketing.

“It is truly inspiring to see what we can achieve when we work together to deliver against shared sustainability targets.

”Guided by our strategy, we have worked diligently to help customers eliminate single-use packaging and food waste from their supply chains,” he continued. ”In fact, by making the switch to Ifco RPC’s, our customers avoided 346k tonnes of solid waste this year alone.

”Achieving our ESG goals will require a concerted effort and I am so encouraged by the collective passion I see from everyone at Ifco, every day,” he added.

”I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to each employee and each value chain partner. It is through your hard work and dedication that we will make our purpose a reality.”