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09 June 2021

Trivium Packaging Signs United Nations Global Compact Initiative to Support Sustainable Development Goals

By Trivium Communications
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Trivium Packaging Signs United Nations Global Compact Initiative to Support Sustainable Development Goals
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Trivium Packaging, the $2.7B global leader in sustainable metal packaging, announces today its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact Initiative (UNGC), the largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. By signing onto the initiative, Trivium Packaging is formally aligning its corporate value system with the Ten Principles of the UNGC and its four key themes on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Trivium has committed to making the UNGC and its universal principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of the company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly its Sustainable Development Goals.

“Trivium is 100% aligned with the United Nations Global Compact’s sustainability efforts and initiatives, and is thrilled to formally finalize the process with greater public accountability and transparent reporting,” said Trivium Packaging CEO Michael Mapes. “This is a critical step in our role as a sustainability leader and we’re honored to be joining the global initiative toward a cleaner planet for all.”

Linda van Beek, 
Executive Director Global Compact Network in the Netherlands commented, "I’m delighted that Trivium Packaging has joined the United Nations Global Compact. Sustainable packaging is essential in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. We are looking forward to working together with Trivium Packaging during this Decade of Action to make the Global Goals a reality.”

Trivium joins the United Nations global network of over 12,000 companies and 3,000 non-business participants that are dedicated to building a sustainable future.

“The demand for packaging on earth is never ending. This is one area of our lives where the right moves can make a massive difference for the benefit of our Customers, our Planet, and our People. Metal is 100% infinitely recyclable with no reduction in quality. It stores food safely for longer, greatly reducing waste. At Trivium packaging sustainability is in our DNA not only in our material selection but also in our actions. We’re honored to commit to the United Nations Global Compact and support the important work that the United Nations, its affiliates, and partners are doing to create a better, fairer world. All of us at Trivium have embraced social and environmental responsibility as a guiding and binding principle for the way we operate. Every day we pursue new ways to reduce our environmental footprint, support our local communities, and create innovative products and solutions that deliver long-term value for our stakeholders,” said Trivium Packaging VP Sustainability Jenny Wassenaar.

Building on its long-term climate change commitment, Trivium recently announced its allegiance to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to reach net-zero global emissions by 2050. The organization's momentum in sustainability best practices includes a 2020 A- CDP rating in two key categories: ‘Climate Change 2020’ and ‘Water Security 2020’ and a new recycling program in Argentina, making the company the first in Latin America to use post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminum.

About Trivium Packaging

Trivium Packaging is a global supplier of infinitely recyclable, metal packaging for the world’s leading brands. Trivium has more than 60 locations worldwide, employs close to 8,000 people with sales of $2.7bn.

ABOUT United Nations Global Compact

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world.