ACMA's Sustainability committment - Forest

ACMA's sustainability commitment: building a greener future together

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Our approach to sustainability

The only future is the sustainable future. To get there, ACMA is investing in a new company approach and in the development of green packaging solutions.

That's why ACMA is adopting a threefold strategy:

  • Green packaging formats, for a greener future
  • Sustainability Lab, exploring new sustainable solutions
  • Machines’ Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), to measure the machine’s impact on the environment

Green packaging formats

In order to support customers in the Plastic to Paper transition, ACMA has designed new green pack types based on cardboard.

ACMA can provide different forming & filling technologies to bring new sustainable packaging solutions to life. These packages include:

  • Ecoshell
  • Tamper evident carton box
  • Flip top, Zip top & Slide pop

These green packages are ideal to win the branding challenge, since the paperboard provides infinite opportunities for an impactful design and an outstanding communication on the shelf.

Green packaging formats

Sustainability Lab

The Sustainability Lab is a project launched in 2021. Its target is to verify how new sustainable materials (proposed by both customers and/or material suppliers) perform on existing machines and possibly understand how to modify them (or the material itself) in order to properly fulfil the packaging process.

The final purpose of this laboratory is to allow the customers to use materials with a reduced environmental impact and to ensure the high performance of the installed machines, keeping an excellent wrapping quality -  a real trademark of ACMA. Moreover, Sustainability Lab partners with materials Suppliers to support them in the development of new sustainable materials applicable to packaging machinery.

ACMA has the capability to perform laboratory tests as well as machinability tests on both flowpack and Confectionery twisting packaging machines (double twist, twist on top, twist on side...).

Machine Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Life Cycle Assessment or LCA is a methodology for assessing environmental impacts associated with all the stages of the life cycle of a product. In particular, environmental impacts are assessed from raw material extraction and processing (cradle), through the product's manufacture, distribution and use, to the recycling or final disposal of the materials composing it (grave).

ACMA is one of the first Companies in its industry to carry out an assessment of the entire life cycle (LCA) of its machines to verify their environmental impact from cradle to grave.

More details are coming in 2023.

Machine Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
EcoVadis Silver Medal

EcoVadis

EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies.

A silver EcoVadis medal has been awarded to ACMA, following a comprehensive assessment of sustainability based on 4 categories: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

This rating places ACMA in the 80th percentile and shows that ACMA’s score is higher than the average industry score in all the categories considered.

Feel free to get in touch if you want our Ecovadis scorecard to be shared with you.

Discover more about ACMA' s sustainable projects