Sustainable Packaging Coalition Launches New Resource & Event Focused on Sustainable Packaging Goals

The SPC’s Goals Database & SPC Engage Are Focused on Helping Companies Evaluate, Set and Achieve a Wide Range of Sustainability Goals

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 — Today the Sustainable Packaging Coalition launched The Goals Database, a database of industry commitments aimed at improving packaging sustainability. The SPC member-exclusive resource will reflect the public commitments and goals that top brand owners and retailers from across industry sectors have created to improve sustainability in the following categories:

Packaging Sustainability Goal Categories:

  • Bio-based/renewable materials
  • Eliminate unfavorable materials
  • Improving recovery infrastructure
  • Increasing recycling
  • Material efficiency
  • Recyclability
  • Recycled content
  • Responsible fiber sourcing
  • Volumetric efficiency

Corporate Sustainability Goals:

  • Energy consumption
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Manufacturing/operational waste
  • Renewable/alternative energy
  • Water consumption

“We’re seeing unprecedented ambition and breadth in industry goals around sustainable packaging, and the Goals Database allows us bring the sum of the parts into focus.”

Said Adam Gendell, Associate Director of the SPC. “Whether it’s this birds eye view of the industry’s commitments as a whole, an exploration around a specific type of goal, or a look at the commitments of a specific company, there is so much utility in The Goals Database and we’re excited for our members to dive in.”

Close to 100 Fortune 500 and SPC member companies are profiled in the database and hundreds of individual goals are available in this wide-ranging database. This is the first resource that specifically pulls companies’ sustainable packaging goals into one platform.


SPC Engage 2019

As many brands plan their strategy for the next decade and think about their own sustainable packaging goals, many companies have questions about how they can set goals that fit their company, and then how to create and action plan to achieve them. Fitting with this trend of goal setting, the SPC has also announced a new event, SPC Engage. This new salon-style event will be focused on helping companies set and achieve their sustainability goals, and will be open to SPC members & non-members.

We want to provide a new engagement platform where brands and their supply chain partners can come together to learn more and actively discuss how to execute their packaging sustainability goals,” said Barbara Fowler, Director of Stakeholder Engagement. “SPC Engage will be about how to accomplish those goals.”

Some key themes of this event include: thinking through sustainability goals, the pitfalls, and the right questions to ask; measuring impacts; identifying best-in-class goals and their nuances; and exploring successful strategies that other companies have implemented in their own organizations. The program will be a mix of sessions, panels, and round table discussions that will spark inspiration for new goals and chart the path for new ways of achieving existing goals.

This one-day event will host speakers from General Mills, NatureWorks, PepsiCo, Amcor, Starbucks and more to be announced.

Early bird pricing ends April 12th. This event is co-located with GreenBiz’s Circularity ‘19 in Minneapolis on Monday June 17th.

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