Sealed Air partners with customers to solve their most critical packaging challenges with innovative solutions that leave our world, environment, and communities better than we found them. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands includes Cryovac® food packaging and Bubble Wrap® protective packaging which respectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.7 billion in sales in 2018 and has approximately 15,500 employees who serve customers in 123 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com Mission: We Re-imagine™ the industries we serve to create a world that works better.
Sealed Air Corp.
2415 Cascade Pointe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208
CategoryStone, Clay, Glass & Concrete Products
We are determined to deliver on our sustainability commitments. The accomplishments included in this report are a direct reflection of our employees’ dedication. Across the globe, every day Sealed Air teams work to meet the company’s sustainability goals and deliver on its purpose to protect, solve critical packaging challenges, and leave the world better than we found it. When we innovate, we think without limits to solve customer, company, and societal challenges. A legacy of sustainability-inspired innovation at Sealed Air serves as the catalyst. We are boldly exploring new methods for the circular recovery of packaging, and pioneering new formats that are sustainable, renewable, reusable, and recyclable. We are accelerating innovation and development of end-to-end packaging solutions, investing in materials and automation technologies, and leading collaborations to reduce waste across the value chain. We are responsible in our own operations, exceeding our goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use. Sealed Air is focused on creating packaging that can be recovered and recycled, contributes to consumer waste diversion efforts, and increases the supply of material for future reuse. Creating a circular economy requires collaborating, accelerating innovation, making advancements in technology, and investing in infrastructure. Sealed Air is taking part in efforts to drive the transition towards a circular economy for plastics through research and development, and long- term implementation of new technologies that bolster recyclability and reusability. To evaluate the quantifiable value that our solutions deliver, Sealed Air collects customer and lab-based data on new products that have been commercialized. We conduct a Sustainability Value Analysis and compare multiple packaging solutions in terms of energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, food or product waste, packaging waste, transportation efficiency, refrigeration and space utilization, labor, and net financial outcomes. Based on the sustainability value analyses conducted, we determined that all new packaging materials delivered in 2019 provide sustainability benefits that can be quantified. Sealed Air partnered with the UK’s largest retailer on a pilot project that took flexible plastic collected at select stores and created a closed-loop process that made it possible for that same plastic to end up back on store shelves, instead of in a landfill. Collected from consumer drop-off bins, mixed flexible plastic was sent to an advanced recycling facility that turned it into an oil that was used by a collaborating company to incorporate into the production of food-grade plastic resin. Sealed Air used the resin to create cheese packaging for a customer that sells products in same retailer from which the flexible plastics were collected.