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Ecopack to sponsor a solidarity cause

Ecopack to sponsor a solidarity cause 900 600 Ecopack

Ecopack is proud to sponsor a praiseworthy initiative organised by Colombatto Hotel School to offer free meals to people experiencing economic disadvantage, in support of sustainability, the circular economy and the fight against food waste.

 

At the forefront of solidarity

Unfortunately, we live in a world beset by social disparities, which have undoubtedly increased in this particular period. Many people experience serious hardships, struggling to provide a hot and nutritious meal for their families.

In order to make this winter less cold even for the less fortunate, Ecopack has decided to step in as a sponsor of the soup kitchen project organised by the hotel school which helps the hungry, by providing free food containers and lids for delivering the meals prepared by the students of the school.
In this way, we ensure that meals will arrive hot at their destination.

This initiative fits perfectly with the values of our company: environment protection, recycling, waste reduction and solidarity. This is why we immediately embraced it and supported it the best we can. Given our commitment to social responsibility and sustainable packaging, we could not but join this solidarity cause to help the less fortunate while fighting food waste.

Besides offering substantial help to the most needy, the initiative intends to raise awareness among young people on issues such as social solidarity, sustainability and waste reduction.

Also other associations are involved in the project, such as the Alpine Volunteers Association of Civil Defence for transport, the CAAT and the Turin Food Solidarity Association, which will collect unsold fruit and vegetables at the Agri-food Centre.

Ecopack joined the UN Global Compact

Ecopack joined the UN Global Compact 900 600 Ecopack

This is our way to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

 
Anyone who knows our company knows that environmental protection is one of our top priorities: every year, we invest a lot of resources in researching and developing increasingly eco-friendly packaging solutions.
We aim to reduce our environmental impact while offering our customers products of the highest quality, with excellent technical characteristics, usable both at high and low temperatures and suitable for contact with food.

Joining the Global Compact Network Italy is another step forward for our company towards the well-being of the planet.

The UNGC and the Italian network

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative to support the implementation of the United Nations sustainability goals.
The Global Compact Network Italy was established in 2013 as a foundation through which the United Nations Global Compact operates in our country.
One of the main goals of the organisation is to promote the Ten Principles of the Global Compact within our country, in addition to the commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda which strives to eradicate extreme poverty, spread peace and promote prosperity and human self-development.

The Ten Principles of the Global Compact

The goal of the Global Compact is to promote a sustainable world economy for everyone to enjoy, by encouraging companies to set up a constructive economic, social and environmental framework.
All the companies and organisations that join the pact, including Ecopack, share, advocate and enact its fundamental principles regarding human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.
The principles that underpin these rules are universally accepted – they derive from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration, the Rio Declaration and the United Nations Convention against corruption.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 25 September 2015, with the participation of 150 international leaders.
The Agenda comprises 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030.
Its goal is to set out global priorities related to the people, the planet, prosperity and peace while providing indicators to assess the sustainability performance of all the stakeholders involved in the project. With one goal: changing the world.

Ecopack is one of the winners of the 7 th edition of the CONAI competition for ecodesign 2020

Ecopack is one of the winners of the 7 th edition of the CONAI competition for ecodesign 2020 900 600 Ecopack

The environmental sustainability of Ecopack’s packaging and production with a view to circular economy has been rewarded.

 

The award for environmentally friendly packaging

Now in its seventh edition, in 2020 the “CONAI Competition for the Ecodesign of Packaging in the Circular Economy – Promoting the Environmental Sustainability of Packaging” offered prizes worth 500,000 euros to companies that manufacture and use packaging and have adapted their packaging to make it environmentally sustainable.

Of the 289 projects presented (18% more than last year), 160 were accepted and 92 companies received awards, announced during the “Economy of the future” live event organised by Corriere della Sera.

The 160 participants succeeded in achieving an effective reduction in the environmental impact of their packaging, containing 21% of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, reducing energy consumption by 18% and saving 19% of the water used.

The competition, which rewarded the most innovative and eco-sustainable packaging solutions launched on the market between 2018 and 2019, is promoted by CONAI, the Italian Packaging Consortium, and is sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment.

Ecopack is one of the winners of the Competition, due to the review of its packaging – presented for the competition – with a view to circular economy, leveraging the saving of raw materials used for the production of the finished product.

Since its establishment in 1939, when the company specialised in cake moulds for large-scale industry, attention to eco-sustainability has been one of the cornerstones of Ecopack.
Things have not changed over the years, during which we have branched out into packaging for savoury products, packaging lines for Delivery and moulds of all kinds and sizes, and for a wide range of uses.

Every year we invest our resources in creating moulds that offer excellent technical performance at high and low temperatures (for use in the oven at temperatures of up to 220°C and for freezing), suitable for contact with food, as confirmed by the numerous certifications of our products, and, above all, eco-sustainable, recyclable and environmentally friendly.
A substantial part of our activity consists in experimenting constantly with new materials, such as the Cocoa Paper range.

This is why we are proud to be among the 92 winners of the CONAI eco-design competition, which has been bringing together, promoting and economically rewarding actions to reduce the environmental impact of packaging since 2013, to encourage and spread a culture of environmental sustainability with a view to prevention in companies.

Ecopack supports FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano

Ecopack supports FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano 900 600 Ecopack

This is one of the ways we show our commitment to the environment in real terms.

 

Ecopack and ecological commitment since 1939

We began our story in Turin in 1939, as a company specialising in the production of moulds for the confectionery industry, which then broadened its horizons towards the savoury world.

Over the years, Ecopack has developed its range to include over 800 products, and has done so with a special focus on the environment and ecology.

The company’s top priority, in addition to offering its customers articles of the highest quality and with excellent technical performance, is to create its moulds using increasingly eco-sustainable materials.

Examples of this are the new Cocoa Paper range, made with cocoa processing waste, and the Delivery range, which aims to replace disposable plastic non-recyclable plastic take-away trays with containers made of paper and bamboo, which are much more sustainable materials.

What is the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano

The FAI was established in 1975 with the aim of defending Italy’s historical, artistic and landscape heritage.

Every day, it renews its commitment to defend Italy’s cultural, artistic and natural heritage, making the extraordinary riches of the countryside, cities and coastline accessible to everyone.

The FAI project, divided into eight areas of intervention (places, territory, relations, people, education and protection, zero impact, sustainability, civic commitment), is also geared towards educating and raising the community’s awareness of the need to respect nature and art, with active interventions throughout the territory, acting as a spokesperson for civil society.

The Corporate Golden Donor membership programme

Ecopack is a Corporate Golden Donor. We see collaborating with FAI as a step forward in the great project to protect the territory: we want to make Italy a better place to live, work and raise our children.

The first resource on which to focus for the rebirth and development of our country is its immense landscape and cultural heritage, which is of undeniable value and beauty.

With the support of numerous members, who now include Ecopack, the FAI protects 66 assets across the national territory, saving jewels of history, art and landscape from neglect and opening them to the public.

Ecopack Tunisia awarded for efforts against Covid-19

Ecopack Tunisia awarded for efforts against Covid-19 900 600 Ecopack

Our Tunisian plant is honored to receive from the Division of Medical Inspection and Safety at Work of Tunis the recognition for implementing workplace safety and protection requirements for the prevention of Covid-19 virus transmission.

Ecopack’s commitment to the fight against Covid-19 continues, not only in Tunisia but also in all the other plants worldwide, with the aim of guaranteeing the maximum safety for our workers.

Coronavirus company statement

Coronavirus company statement 847 200 Ecopack

Due to the spread of Coronavirus in many European Countries, we live in a period of uncertainty; Ecopack believes that it is necessary to inform you that its factories, both in Italy and abroad, are applying Ministerial Ordinances in order to protect their employees, customers, associates, suppliers and all other figures involved in the corporate activities.

All Ecopack workers are able to self-certify the below statements:
– they did not travel in risk areas in Italy and abroad;
– they have not come in contact with people who travelled in risk areas;
– they do not show symptoms of the virus and they are therefore perfectly fit to do their job.

Ecopack is in constant contact with the institutional portals in order to immediately implement any new directives.

Hence it is pointed out that Ecopack production, sales and customer-support activities will continue to take place consistently. Our regular high-quality level will always be guaranteed, with no constraints.

We therefore invite all our customers to carry on with their ongoing, usual business relationships with our companies.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ecopack: we are always at your disposal.

Thanks for your co-operation

Ecopack at Eit Food Italy Workshop

Ecopack at Eit Food Italy Workshop 800 800 Ecopack

Thanks EIT Food and University of Torino for inviting us at first EIT Food Italy Workshop to talk about our activities in research and innovation in food contact materials.

Ecopack at Gulfood Manufacturing 2019

Ecopack at Gulfood Manufacturing 2019 847 238 Ecopack

Gulfood Manufacturing, one week to go! If you are going to be in Dubai, don’t miss the opportunity to view the complete range of our 100% compostable line Cocoa Paper™ Molds! Visit us at Hall 5 Stand A5-40!

Fipan 2019 gallery

Fipan 2019 gallery 1024 684 Ecopack

Some of the best moments during live cooking with Brazilian chefs at our stand at Fipan 2019 exhibition in São Paulo. Click on the images to enlarge and watch the gallery!

Ecopack a Fipan 2019

Ecopack a Fipan 2019 900 600 Ecopack

We will be exhibiting at Fipan 2019, in São Paulo. Our stand E44-F45 will be animated everyday by live cooking of some Brazilian chefs. Check out the agenda below!

 

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