Swiftpak are incredibly proud to be ‘Highly Commended’ for their tree-planting module within the category Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year at the prestigious UK Packaging Awards.
The well-known UK Packaging Awards were back bigger than ever at Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on Wednesday 19th October 2022.
It was a glamorous and fun evening celebrating innovations, packs, people, and businesses that make up the UK packaging industry.
Read on to find out more!
What are the Packaging Awards and what does it entail?
The UK Packaging Awards is one of the largest packaging award ceremonies in the world where the best innovations and biggest achievements in the packaging industry are awarded. The UK Packaging Awards are well respected throughout the industry for their prestigious and rigorous judging process. An esteemed panel of industry experts come together each year to review the latest product innovations and their performance in the sector to determine those who are outstanding.
The panel of judges are handpicked because of their expertise including:
- Brian Stow – Packaging Innovation Manager from Marks & Spencer
- Denise Mathieson – Senior UK Technical Packaging Manager – Fresh from Tesco
- Simon Oxley – Global Head of Packaging from Pret A Manger
- Laura Fernandez – Packaging and Sustainability Manager from Ocado
- Dick Searle – Chief Executive from Packaging Federation
The UK Packaging Awards are a great opportunity to share and celebrate innovations in the packaging industry.
What did Swiftpak receive during the UK Packaging Awards 2022?
During this year’s event, Swiftpak were honoured that their tree planting Initiative with Ecologi was ‘highly commended’ within the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year’ category.
What is Swiftpak's tree planting initiative?
As a Certified B Corporation, Swiftpak strives to do everything possible to support the environment, but it’s clear that by working together a bigger impact can be achieved. This is why they decided to make it easier for customers to make an impact too. Swiftpak teamed up with Ecologi, a platform for climate action, to allow businesses to offset their paper packaging waste in just a few clicks.
From inside the Swiftpak account area, customers have the ability to plant trees, grow their very own forest, and make a real impact on CO2 levels.
How does the tree planting initiative work?
When ordering through the Swiftpak website, each product is assigned with a total waste figure and recorded inside the customer’s account. These numbers are then used to generate the amount of paper waste created by the business.
On a monthly basis, this figure runs through a calculation to give the customer the ability to purchase the number of trees required to counteract their impact and reduce their carbon footprint.
Once businesses have planted trees through the Swiftpak portal, they then qualify to use Swiftpak’s tree planting badge. The badge can be printed anywhere on packaging to demonstrate that the business and their customers are supporting the environment through the planting of trees.
Swiftpak are so thrilled to be recognised for their tree planting initiative by one of the biggest Packaging Awards ceremonies in the world. A massive congratulations to all the winners and highly commended entrants, it was inspiring to see so many fantastic innovative entries this year that were all deserving of the big win.
For more information on packaging from Swiftpak or its in-house design capabilities, please contact Swiftpak’s friendly packaging team today.