Our Circular Approach to Plastic
As TC Transcontinental continues its transformation, we remain committed to maintaining our leadership in corporate social responsibility by ensuring that we pursue all our business activities in a responsible manner.
On one hand, the packaging we produce plays an essential role: it contains, protects and facilitates the transport of the product it holds and helps extend product shelf-life, making it one of the key solutions to reducing food waste. On the other hand, although flexible packaging has many advantages, more work is needed to ensure that plastic packaging is effectively managed at its end of life. We want to be part of the solution.
TC Transcontinental shares the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s common vision of a circular economy for plastic, where plastic never becomes waste. Therefore, we are proud signatories of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, and have committed, by 2025, for 100% of our plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable, on top of achieving a 10% use of post-consumer recycled content on average by weight, across all plastics in our product basket. As a good corporate citizen, TC Transcontinental also understands its role in promoting good recycling practices and we commit to collaborating towards increasing reuse, recycling and composting rates for plastic in the communities where we operate. In other words, we collaborate closely with our supply chain and are determined to make strides towards a circular economy for plastics through our integrated strategy to that effect.
"We believe that sustainability is a shared responsibility across the industry. With a focus on innovation, research and product development, we support our customers in their efforts towards solving the challenge of plastic waste. With our three-year Corporate Social Responsibility plans identifying quantifiable targets and our participation to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, we are poised and determined to make strides towards a circular economy", explains François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer, TC Transcontinental.