December 21, 2020
Outlook Group has announced the formal establishment of a corporate Environmental Policy. The label and packaging converter based in Neenah, Wisconsin is committed to reducing the impact of its manufacturing operations on the environment, and has outlined a series of guiding principles to support this commitment. Additionally, Outlook Group has formalized specific processes and services to extend its values beyond its own business footprint to support customers and suppliers in achieving their sustainability goals and objectives.
Guiding principles within Outlook Group’s Environmental Policy include seeking ways to further reduce waste sent to landfill, building upon Outlook Group’s current +95% landfill avoidance status, and facilitating reuse and recycling partnerships to drive progress towards a Circular Economy.
“We will continue to offer customers new and innovative PCR content and biodegradable material options that contribute to protecting the environment. And we believe that by complementing these sustainable product offerings with our purpose to deliver time and resources, we’ll realize our vision to reduce complexity for brand owners, and to minimize supply chain impact in our community and ecosystems.”Says Kevin Hayes, Outlook Group President
In the last two years, regional business, packaging industry and state government organizations have recognized Outlook Group with awards for its environment-related achievements and eco-stewardship:
- TLMI’s Calvin Frost Environmental Leadership Award 2019
- Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) Business Friend of the Environment Award (BFOE) 2019
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Recycling Excellence Award 2020
The converter created an Environmental Committee earlier in the year to advance its leadership position in sustainable manufacturing and to review environment-related facets across all functions of its business and packaging supply chains. Outlook Group’s move to establish a corporate Environmental Policy was a directive stemming from its Environmental Committee.