OPM has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact as part of an effort to support its customers’ sustainability strategies.

The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest sustainability initiative, uniting more than 15,000 companies and 4000 ‘non-business participants’ from across the world through their commitment to building a sustainable future.

OPM’s managing director Chris Ellison commented, ‘As packaging and label supply partners to a wide range of brands, packers and retailers across the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, beverage, health and nutrition markets, we recognise the intense pressure that our customers are under to improve their sustainability performance. That’s not just about producing packaging from ‘greener’ materials but ensuring supply partners are engaged and driving forward on all environmental, social and governance matters.

‘At OPM, we have been working diligently over the past few years to ensure we are operating as a responsible, environmentally caring business doing our utmost to create sustainable operations that we, and our customers, can be proud of. From eradicating solvents from our prepress processes to implementing digital workflows to minimise errors and waste, we understand the benefits and value of driving sustainable operations. But on top of our environmental performance, the UN Global Compact focuses the business on our employees, supply chains and economic performance and provides us with 17 sustainable development goals to measure ourselves against.

‘In the words of Peter Drucker, ‘if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it’ and that’s how we feel we need to operate at OPM. Brands need their packaging partners to step up to the plate on sustainability to support their long-term goals. OPM is proud to stand up and be counted and by working with the United Nations we have a clear strategy and mission in place.’