Huhtamaki's Khopoli factory receives ISCC certification

Huhtamaki India, a leader in packaging and labelling solutions in India, has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its Khopoli plant. This achievement marks the first ISCC Plus certification for any site of Huhtamaki India, and positions the facility as the fourth flexible packaging manufacturing unit in India to attain this certification.

23 May 2024 | By Abhay Avadhani

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As per a press note issued by the packaging major, "The ISCC certification emphasises Huhtamaki's commitment to sustainability and its dedication to implementing environmentally responsible practices on a global scale." The audit scope, focusing on the Control of Mass Balance of ISCC Plus Material, particularly polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), encompasses both resins and films, ensuring a evaluation of the plant's sustainability efforts. The press note added, "It helps ensure transparency in use of circular raw materials that will also help the sustainability and regulatory needs of the customers."

Dhananjay Salunkhe, the managing director of Huhtamaki India, said, "The ISCC certification reflects our strong commitment to sustainability, transparency, accountability, and environmental stewardship."

Salunkhe added, "By achieving this certification, we are not only meeting the highest sustainability standards but also building trust with our stakeholders."

ISCC PLUS is a recognised certification scheme for bio-based, renewable, and circular raw materials, aligning with Huhtamaki's overarching sustainability goals. With this certification, the company can provide customers with verifiable materials that contribute to the circular economy, help them meet sustainability commitments, and more broadly support expansion of the recycling infrastructure.

The ISCC is an independent multi-stakeholder initiative which follows standards and is committed to sustainable, traceable, deforestation-free, and climate-friendly supply chains. Huhtamaki's adherence to these standards reinforces its position as a leader in sustainable packaging solutions.

Huhtamaki India’s Khopoli Plant's achievement of ISCC certification sets a new benchmark in the flexible packaging industry, demonstrating its leadership in sustainability and commitment to driving positive change within the sector.

Huhtamaki India is part of Huhtamaki Oyj, a Finnish-based global food packaging major. The group's 2023 net sales totalled EUR 4.2 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and the parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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