Cosmetics packaging and accessories manufacturer Geka has received a climate change score of B, according to a report by independent non-profit organization CDP.
CDP runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions that helps manage their environmental impacts. Geka claims the report’s findings recognize its actions towards climate change and water security.
The manufacturer will use the report to support its sustainability strategy and provide its customers and suppliers with transparency regarding its operations.
Geka claims that its efforts to limit its environmental impact outpace most plastic product manufacturers. The company says the industry average score is a B-. Geka originally aimed to reach the B rating by 2025.
As part of its sustainability efforts, Geka has increased its low carbon electricity usage across its sites worldwide and reduced shipping by air. Additionally, the company signed up to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to minimize its greenhouse gas emissions. This year Geka also independently verified its CO2 inventory with Germany-based TÜV NORD. By 2025, the company expects to reduce its global value chain’s carbon footprint by 30% compared to 2019 levels.
In addition to increasing the use of recycled and bio-based materials across its product portfolio, Geka also aims to send no waste to a landfill by 2025.