Posted July 25, 2022

IPG publishes sustainability report

Packaging and protective solutions manufacturer Intertape Polymer Group Inc. published its annual sustainability report, which catalogs the company’s 2021 sustainability impacts and furthers its commitments for the future.

The report, titled “Safe, Circular & Responsible,” discloses IPG’s annual sustainability performance and actions over the course of 2021, and identifies areas of further improvement as it continues to advance responsible manufacturing, environmental stewardship, and the well-being of its workforce.

“Safety and well-being extend beyond the four walls of our organization into the community and around the world, which is why our product innovations, efficiencies in the use of raw materials, water and energy, and elimination of waste are inherent to our values,” said Greg Yull, president and CEO of IPG. “We continue to believe sustainability is one of the core growth drivers of our business, which is why we have taken ambitious actions to lead the industry in making products that are better for the planet, our people, our customers and the global community.”

The company’s customer-centric and sustainability-oriented commitment to “do the right thing” was elevated in 2021, despite the global economic challenges faced during the reporting period. With a priority on taking actionable measures rather than lofty pledges, IPG furthered its industry lead in securing Cradle to Cradle Certified® product certifications and became a signatory to multiple agreements that placed accountability on ambitious near-term goals such as achieving zero waste manufacturing and a net zero carbon footprint.

“In a year that saw us challenged with COVID-19, supply chain issues, weather events, and labor shortages, we doubled down on our commitment to being a sustainability leader in packaging and protective packaging solutions,” said Jay Bolus, IPG's vice president of Sustainability. Crediting the work of IPG’s Sustainable Value Networks (SVNs), company workgroups focusing on material health, product circularity, climate protection, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness, Bolus said, “Our SVNs, designed around the Cradle to Cradle framework, have been the engine that’s driven our sustainability program forward and are what have enabled us to turn motion into action.”