Sustainability

Sustainability at APC Dedicated to improving the future

American Packaging Corporation (APC) is fully committed to being a positive member of the global community and a leader in terms of social, economic, and environmental responsibility. Our philosophy is to give back to our local communities, invest in ourselves and our incredible team, and make sure to do our part to promote a healthy global environment. Read below to learn more about APC’s unmatched dedication to sustainability, community outreach, good business practices, and environmental stewardship.

Social Responsibility

APC is involved in our local, regional, national, and international communities through a range of community involvement and charitable contributions. If you would like more information about our specific community involvement and contributions, we encourage you to visit our community involvement page.

Economic Responsibility

At APC, we believe that our company’s longstanding success through more than 110 years is due in large part to our economic responsibility and dedication to our employees. We have always made strategic plant improvements, technology upgrades, and related investments to ensure we are always using the most state-of-the-art equipment for maximum energy efficiency and process effectiveness. We also encourage our employees to advance their education by offering a generous college tuition reimbursement program.

For our customers, we are always seeking ways to improve packaging and organizational efficiency to reduce shipping and transportation costs. Also our supplier relationships are based on our code of conduct policy, and we promote a business climate that helps prevent discrimination against minorities and women while also promoting more competition among our vendors, suppliers, and contractors.

Environmental Responsibility

APC features a range of programs and policies designed to make us the best possible steward of our local and global environments. As partners with the EPA WasteWise program, we are always seeking to develop new materials and improved processes that reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, improve package-to-product ratio, and create more environmentally-friendly products and materials. We also have extensive recycling programs at all of our APC Centers of Excellence, which has led to a 70% reduction to our impact on the waste stream. To see a full list of the awards we have won for our environmental responsibility, please visit our Awards and Memberships page.

2016 Sustainability Overview Report

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How American Packaging Reached Zero Waste to Landfill Status

American Packaging Corporation (APC) was recognized by GSK as one of the two highly commended entries in the 2015 GSK Environmental Sustainability Supplier Award. With the goal of reaching zero waste to landfill status, American Packaging was praised for of their “holistic approach to sustainability, focusing on waste and resource efficiency”.

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