SIG’s groundbreaking SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier, the world’s first full barrier packaging material without aluminum layer for aseptic carton packs, has won Packaging Europe’s prestigious Sustainability Award 2023 in the ‘Climate’ category.
The awards are a global competition for sustainable packaging innovation, and SIG was up against tough competition from all over the world. SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier stood out to the jury. It has a high renewable share, a low carbon footprint, and is designed for recycling.
Removing the aluminum layer reduces energy needs in the supply chain and contributes to lowering the CO2 footprint of packaging. SIG is the innovator in the field of packaging materials without aluminum layers and has been since 2010. SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier further extends SIG’s lower-carbon packaging materials without aluminum layer for wider use with oxygen-sensitive products such as fruit juices, nectars, flavored milk, and plant-based beverages. This provides better access to healthy nutrition and reduces food waste, even in countries with complex supply chains.
The Sustainability Awards’ mission is to illuminate the most important innovations and initiatives across the packaging value chain, helping to accelerate the adoption of best practices, better technologies, and nurturing cross-fertilization of ideas, to support positive environmental impacts.
Frederic di Monte, Global Sustainability Marketing Manager at SIG: “To be honored with this incredibly important global sustainability accolade for SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier is a great recognition and tribute to the team at SIG and our ongoing commitment to providing the most sustainable packaging solutions for long life food and beverages. The international jury of experts are highly experienced in the field of sustainable packaging, which makes this award an even greater privilege.”
Angela Lu, President, Asia Pacific at SIG, said, “SIG is proud to be recognized for leading the industry with the first-ever aluminum-free solutions for aseptic cartons. Our aseptic filling technology and packaging materials offer the highest level of product safety and ensure that the high quality of the products can be maintained for up to twelve months without refrigeration and preservatives. We will continue to improve our offering through sustainable innovation as environmental concerns continue to grow in the market.“
SIG is a leading solutions provider of packaging for better – better for our customers, for consumers, and for the world. With our unique portfolio of aseptic carton, bag-in-box, and spouted pouch, we work in partnership with our customers to bring food and beverage products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable, and affordable way. Our technology and outstanding innovation capabilities enable us to provide our customers with versatile packaging systems and solutions for innovative products and smart operations, all to address the ever-changing needs of consumers. Sustainability is integral to our business and guides us on our journey to create packaging for better – packaging that gives more to people and the planet than it takes out.
Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland, and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The skills and experience of our approximately 9,000 employees worldwide enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our customers in over 100 countries. In 2022, SIG produced 49 billion packs and generated €3.1 billion in pro forma revenue (incl. unaudited revenue from recent acquisitions). SIG has an AA ESG rating by MSCI, a 13.4 (low risk) score by Sustainalytics, a Platinum CSR rating by EcoVadis, and is included in the FTSE4Good Index. For more information, visit our website.