RETAL is focused on the long-term sustainability of our business as a plastic packaging partner and we consider Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a crucial element of our ongoing journey towards success.
As a responsible packaging company, we have assessed and fully appreciate our direct and indirect environmental and social impacts in our value chain such as climate change and plastic pollution or the well-being of our employees and local communities.
In order to ensure that we operate responsibly, mitigating our environmental and social impacts, RETAL has taken a major step forward by creating a specific sustainability department whose Director operates at global level and reports directly to the highest executive body of the company. Our CSR commitments meets the highest standards as well as increasingly-strict legislations and regulations related to sustainability topics.
Following international requirements, we have carried out internal due diligence, published several policies and prepared the first RETAL’s sustainability report for 2018. It demonstrates our commitment towards transparency in CSR, describing achievements in 2018 and steps for 2019.
Our goal for 2019 and beyond is to structure and improve our sustainability actions. We are planning to implement the ISO 26000 standard that stipulates core principles for socially responsible companies. We operate with a hollistic and systematic approach for a more robust management of CSR internally and externally, with our customers and other stakeholders.
We also appreciate that our supply chain has an impact on our sustainability performance. Therefore, it is important to us that our suppliers also maintain high CSR standards. We plan to evaluate sustainability activities of our partners and assist them to improve their performance, if necessary.
In 2019, we have maintained our effort on climate change (two more factories purchasing 100% renewable electricity) and have started to address the plastic pollution issue by joining initiatives like PETCORE Europe, Recyclass and Waste Free Oceans, to contribute to a more circular economy of PET and plastics.
All these actions will help to keep RETAL as a preferred partner for our customers and as a company where our employees are proud to work.”