The Pack2go Europe score is an average of the individual ratings of all Association members, based on the number of facilities manufacturing food & beverage service packaging in Europe.
The individual ratings - or scorecards - of Pack2Go Europe members are independently determined by the leading sustainability rating agency, EcoVadis.
In establishing scorecards for companies, EcoVadis considers a range of corporate social responsibility topics, grouped under 4 themes: Environment, Labour Practices & Human Rights, Ethics (including fair business practices), and Sustainable Procurement.
To determine a rating, EcoVadis carries out an in-depth review of a company’s written policies and the answers the company provides to an industry-specific questionnaire. EcoVadis also uses information from verified external sources to analyse a company's performance.
A score from 1 to 100 is allocated to a company under each theme. The different thematic scores are consolidated into an overall scorecard. Feedback is provided to each company by EcoVadis on relative strengths and weaknesses, as well as recommended areas for improvement.
The Association requires companies participating in the Pack2Go Europe Quality Guarantee Programme to meet the requirements of all the applicable EU and national legislations of countries where they operate or sell their products, as concerns:
Food Contact Materials
Weights & Measures
However, these elements are not taken into account by EcoVadis in establishing the scorecards, as these requirements are specific to the food & beverage packaging sector.
1. Get in touch with us
Once we know a little more about you, we can let you know more about the financial and operational implications of going forward.
2. Pass the EcoVadis audit
EcoVadis has a straightforward auditing process which hundreds of companies go through each year. It's online. It's accessible. And you'll soon find out where your CSR strengths and weaknesses are. You may have to make some changes to your company policies or formalise existing practices in order to make sure your score is high enough to proceed.
3. Adhere to our pledges
Once you have committed to Pack2Go Europe's Guiding Principles, and declared yourself to be in conformity with the national and EU laws that apply to your business, it will then be necessary to demonstrate that your company meets Pack2Go Europe’s Essential Performance Requirements. This is done by submitting relevant information and proof via the Pack2Go Europe Online Reporting Platform, provided by EcoVadis.
Assuming you meet the minimum sustainability rating required by the Association, you will then be eligible to use the Pack2Go Europe Quality Guarantee logo and label.
Participation in the Pack2Go Europe Quality Guarantee Programme is renewed on an annual basis. Once you have gone through the process once, it should be relatively straightforward for your company to continue to sustain this participation and, hopefully, show continued improvement in performance.
Our ambition is to strive for ever higher levels of quality. We will continue to review our requirements to make sure these remain ambitious in the long term.