This prestigious award recognised the active and ongoing commitment Ryco Filters has demonstrated to the principles of the Australian Packaging Covenant in its day to day operations.
APCO is a co-regulatory, not for profit organisation that partners with government and industry to reduce the harmful impact of packaging on the Australian environment. APCO promotes sustainable design, recycling initiatives and waste to landfill reduction activities.
The APCO Packaging Sustainability Framework aims to provide a consistent and transparent framework for assessing and tracking packaging sustainability across organisations. The Framework consists of thirteen independent criteria in three separate categories: Leadership, Packaging Outcomes and Operations.
“We challenge ourselves internally and look to our manufacturing partners to understand our commitment to the covenant and ask more about the packaging materials, recycled content and consider the materials they propose for new packaging early on in the product development phase,“ Engineering Manager and primary internal champion, George Dearden said.
“Sustainability is integrated throughout Ryco’s development process and includes collaboration across the supply chain to improve the use of recycled content across both product and business-to-business packaging. The organisation is continually improving its packaging, guided by a company target to reduce packaging weight by 10% by 2020. Almost 50% of waste created on site was diverted from landfill.”
Stuart Chandler, Executive General Manager of Ryco Filters “… the team have invested a lot of effort over the past decade to the improvement of packaging throughout the supply chain and we are very proud to have this achievement recognised by APCO. A great credit to all the behind the scenes work.” he said.
Receiving the award on behalf of Ryco Group Herman Hart (left) ,Michael Reiffel (right), with APCO Board Member, Keith Chessell (centre).