Sustainability & Ethics

At Myerton Packaging, we view sustainability as composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—or profits, planet, and people. We continue to work vigorously with our suppliers, partners, clients and other stakeholders to be accountable for environmental management, occupational health and safety and quality management

We value sustainability as much as you and your customers do. We are committed to delivering sustainable products in line with the highest international standards and continuously exploring innovative solutions that are responsible for the environment

Environmental Responsibility

Our Vision

To deliver long-term value to all of our stakeholders and to transform renewable resources into packaging products people depend on every day.

How can we achieve this

  • Designing packaging products that protect and promote goods, enabling international commerce and delivering value to businesses.
  • Improving our environmental footprint and contributing to carbon neutrality and circular economy through complying with International standards, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO)  Sustainable Packaging Guidelines and sustainable operations.
  • Tackling issues in our supply chain by building strong and trusting relationships with our manufacturers.

 

Our Standards

ISO 14001- International Standard on Environmental Management Systems

Our environmental management system is in line with international standards.

  • This international standard stipulates the establishment of an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is regularly audited and operates in line with the requirements set out in ISO 14001.

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited factories

Sustainability is a journey- we are committed to traceability and know exactly where our materials come from.

  • The FSC’s global forest certification system guarantees that an organisation’s forest products come from responsibly managed sources.
  • The Chain of Custody Certification, in particular, guarantees the production and source of FSC-certified products along every stage of the supply chain.
  • For our manufacturers to have been accredited, independent certification bodies assess the forest managers and forest product companies against the FSC standards.

 

Our Guidelines

As a member of APCO, we integrate its Sustainable Packaging Guidelines into our business to achieve a circular economy. Ten principles that make up the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines are design for recovery; Optimise material efficiency; Design to reduce product waste; Eliminate hazardous materials; Use recycled materials; Use renewable materials; Design to minimise litter; Design for transport efficiency; Design for accessibility; and provide consumer information on sustainability.

 

Our Products

In terms of our products, we are continuously innovating to offer plastic-eliminated or plastic-reduced packaging, compostable or recyclable packaging  and use plant-based ink and aqueous varnish for offset printing on paper packaging to work collaboratively to meet 2025 National Packaging Targets:

• 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 or earlier;
• 70% of Australia’s plastic packaging will be recycled or composted by 2025;
• 50% average recycled content will be included across all packaging by 2025; and
• Problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging will be phased out through design, innovation or introduction of alternatives.

Check out this link to discover all of our sustainable and closed-loop solutions. Not sure which sustainable solutions are best for your type of business? Check out our sustainable hierarchy page and categories of composting page for more information on the differences between home compostable, industrial compostable, biodegradable, bio-based and oxo-degradable!

People First Approach

People are the most important assets to us. We care for the people who work for us and provide a safe and healthy work environment for them. All our manufacturers follow international occupational health and safety standards, including ISO 45001 and SA 800. 

We are committed to employee well-being and strengthening the communities in which we work and live.    

ISO 45001- International standard for occupational health and safety

  • Our manufacturers follow the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety to increase safety, reduce workplace risks, enhance health and well-being at work
  • The new international standard also emphasises the responsibility of top management, extending itself beyond the scope of employee training.

SA8000- Social accountability certification

  • This certification imposes a management system whereby Auditors have conducted an evaluation and provided suggestions for improvement and where the organisation has demonstrated that its social management system has practical applications and efficacy
  • The practical applications and efficacy of the certification are measured by documentation of the continual improvement process for certificates to be removed

 

 

Check out our video showcasing our manufacturers’ commitment to occupational health and safety!

Responsibility for the Economic Ecosystem

 To ensure short-term and long-term benefits for our clients and end customers and maintain a sustainable ecosystem, we produce packaging using state-of-the-art equipment and conduct several quality assurance procedures. 

 

We strive to use all our resources responsibly and efficiently, ensuring our manufacturing factories are safe, following international leading occupational health and safety standards.

Factories

All of the factories in our supply chain are well established with a minimum of ten years experience in the manufacturing industry. Our partnered manufacturers in China have at least ten years experience supplying and servicing top food, cosmetic, skincare, pharmaceutical and luxury brands.

For factories producing direct food contact packaging, we have strict hygiene requirements. All of our manufacturers are required to comply with the class 8 Cleanroom Standards which sets the cleanliness level quantified by the number of particles (100,000) per cubic meter to ensure optimum airflow and filtration.

Equipment

We use industry-leading European equipment from brands such as Heideburg, Boost, KAMA etc., for a wide range of our processes, including prepressing, printing, conversion and embellishment. These measures are in place to ensure we produce the highest quality finished products that require very minimal variations. Currently, some of the equipment is certified as carbon neutral or reduced carbon emission.

Discover more about our manufacturers, suppliers and global network here!