Issues such as resource management and sustainability are becoming increasingly important, while climate change and the energy crisis are all-pervasive – Minebea Intec is fully aware of its responsibility and is working towards improving its ecological footprint. This includes collaborating closely with its parent company to achieve their ambitious goals together.

Dr John Williams, Chief Technology Officer, Aquapak, the speciality polymers business which develops innovative materials enabling the circular economy

Despite plastic waste posing one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time, the recent statistics released by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) show little or no progress against the targets set out in the Global Plastics Commitment. Major brands all agreed that, by 2025, 100% of the packaging they used would be recyclable, compostable, or reusable; 26% of the packaging would be made from post-consumer recycled content; and the amount of virgin plastic used would fall by 20% (from 11.9Mt to 9.5Mt).

To many people, a label is purely a decorative item used to convey information and draw attention to a product. We are used to using labels to influence our purchasing decisions in a variety of places like supermarket shelves and pharmacies. But what about the environments through which these labels must travel?

By David Lee, Focus Label

A sketchy record on sustainability can have a real effect on brand image and is often something your
customers and shareholders will judge your business on. On the flip side, a strong commitment to
sustainability can have a positive effect on your business.

Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc. , a Philippines printer, and projector factory of global technology firm Epson, has achieved platinum status in the Validated Assessment Program (VAP) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) for reaching industry-leading levels of corporate social responsibility.

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