Sustainability at INPACS
As a global distribution network INPACS is aware of its responsibility and opportunity to promote and encourage sustainable practices within our members’ operations and throughout the whole supply chain from production to disposal.
We want to walk the path to sustainability by multiplying our findings so that we can all reach significant changes together.
We drive high standards and innovation for sustainable value chains from production to disposal. We act as a multiplier for sustainable development in our markets and internally.
Our sustainability approach is not a marketing tool, we deal honestly with our responsibility towards the environment and our stakeholders. We do not accept greenwashing: This means all sustainability claims must be based on reliable, comparable and verifiable information.
Sustainability is an integral part of our corporate culture as family businesses. We think in terms of generations and we are responsible employers. We become the sustainability expert and visionary in the markets in which we operate.
Our Sustainability Commitment
INPACS drives high standards and innovation for sustainable value chains from production to disposal. Sustainability is an integral part of our corporate culture as family business. Our sustainability strategy is underpinned by the official framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our INPACS sustainability strategy is based on the shown 3 SDGs where we can have the biggest impact with our business activities.
We support and drive our members forward to implement sustainable practices in the 3 action fields:
Procurement and Supply Chain:
Our goal is that all INPACS suppliers commit to and transparently operate in line with our Code of Conduct. We provide for our members a systematic and transparent supply chain monitoring in order to help them comply with their social responsibility and supply chain legislations.
Products and Services
We support our members to continuously increase the number of sustainable alternatives in their product range. We initiated a Sustainability School for our members to teach and share knowledge about sustainability. We are working on creating a Sustainability Consulting Concept for our customers.
Organisation and Workforce:
We expect all INPACS members to transparently operate in line with our Code of Ethics. We support our members to measure their CO2 footprint as a first step for climate action.
What We Do For Our Members
INPACS has recently launched its “Sustainability School” to spread knowledge about sustainability topics and encourage and support its members in all their sustainability activities. For example with fact sheets and webinars for various sustainability topics.
INPACS Goes Circular
INPACS aims to have all its own brands packaging of its members recyclable until 2030 according to the EU Plastics Strategy target.
Also various of our suppliers go circular with us!
Find out which suppliers committed to recyclable packaging or recycled material content in the packaging.
Committed to design all their product packaging recyclable until 2030 (according to the EU Goal):
Committed to continually increase the recycled material content according to the state of the art and the availability:
Have already certificates that prove the recyclability of their product packaging:
Our Climate Management Approach
Analyzing and giving transparency is the first step to climate management. The biggest impact we can have is with avoiding and reducing. In case this is done, “replacing” e.g. the energy with renewable energy or switching to recycled material is an option. Capturing the CO2 from the atmosphere e.g. by tree planting, rewetting moors or other compensation measures should be the last action.
The Sustainability Team
The INPACS sustainability team is working hand in hand with the members and supporting them with their sustainability topics. Next to implementing the sustainability strategy locally within the members we are exchanging with the suppliers and support customers to promote sustainable consumption patterns.
Julia del Pino
Head of Sustainability
Sustainable Development Manager
Sustainable Development Manager
Certifications and Membership
UN Global Compact member since 2020⌄
We follow the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on the protection of human rights, fair labour standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption. All INPACS members and suppliers are expected to act accordingly.
We report according to the criteria of the DNK “sustainability code”⌄
We regularly report on our sustainability performance according to the Sustainability Code by the DNK (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitskodex). The Sustainability Code is a guideline for sustainability reporting according to twenty criteria, including the strategy and the depth of the value chain. Over 770 companies have reported according to this code. A public database of these reports is available on the website of the DNK.
1st Platinum EcoVadis Medal for INPACS head office⌄
Our sustainability management was awarded a platinum medal by EcoVadis in 2023.
We are within the top 1% of all 90,000 companies rated worldwide.
INPACS EcoVadis Scorecard 2023
INPACS EcoVadis Scorecard 2021
INPACS EcoVadis Scorecard 2019
Quality and Environmental management⌄
We conduct a quality and environmental management, which is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001.