Environmental Sustainability


Environmental Sustainability

Our Commitment

We take our responsibility to the environment seriously. That’s why we’ve designed programs and initiatives to help meet our own and our customers’ environmental goals.

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Sustainability Goals

  • Since 2006, Bemis has participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project to support greenhouse gas emissions reduction
  • Every Bemis facility has a waste minimization plan; more than 85% of the waste we generate is reused or recycled
  • We strive to use small amounts of water in our manufacturing processes; from 2010 to 2014, our process water discharge decreased by about 70%
  • We continually invest in projects that reduce energy usage, such as lighting upgrades and energy-efficient manufacturing equipment
  • Our EHS Management System monitors the use of solvents from selection through final disposition with a goal to minimize toxicity, volume of use, emissions, and handling concerns
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Bemis’ Environmental Health & Safety Management System (EHSMS)

Bemis’ fully implemented EHSMS – our method of managing EHS matters to drive continuous environmental performance improvement and a high performance EHS culture – is comprised of six modules:
  • Leadership Commitment
  • Support
  • Planning
  • Operations
  • Assessment & Review
  • Continuous Improvement
View Bemis Company’s EHS Policy

Technology for Tomorrow

From packaging that uses less material to reusing scrap in manufacturing, we are continually looking for better ways to make differences every day.

  • Flexible
  • Cups & Arrays
  • Shrink Bundling


Lightweight packaging made from plastic or foil laminates can use up 80% less material than traditional bag-in-box packages*

Cups & Arrays

Evolution® cups and arrays eliminate 3 million pounds annually from landfills by reusing remaining scrap that would otherwise be discarded

Shrink Bundling

Titan™ shrink bundling films greatly reduce packaging material weight compared to corrugate

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Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Bemis is a proud member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, an organization devoted to the development and promotion of truly sustainable packaging solutions.
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Carbon Disclosure Project

Since 2006, Bemis has supported the Carbon Disclosure Project’s annual information requests, providing data on our carbon emission and responses to issues dealing with climate change.

*American® Chemistry Council; Plastic Packaging Helps Do More with Less