One week following the news that its flexible packaging sister division, Emsur, had achieved ISO 14001 certification at all of its plants, rigid packaging producer Coexpan has now announced that it has successfully obtained ISCC Plus certification at its plant in Spain and its sites in Mexico and France.
The companies are both part of Spain-based Grupo Lantero; achieving these certifications underlines the the Group's commitment to sustainability, specifically in the area of circularity, recycling, and environmental management.
The certification will enable COEXPAN to use recycled material - rPS and rPP - from mixed plastic and bio-based material, in line with the mass balance model.
The ISCC PLUS sustainability certification system, which is applicable worldwide, evaluates all the sustainable raw materials, circular materials, biological materials, and renewable energy by means of an exhaustive audit to determine compliance with environmental sustainability requirements. In addition, the ISCC PLUS system provides solutions for implementing and certifying supply chains that are sustainable, deforestation-free and traceable in terms of raw materials and waste, bio-materials and recycled materials.
At the same time, Coexpan was also awarded the MORE SEAL by the EuPC and ANAIP in acknowledgment of the company's efforts to reach the targets of the European Plastics Strategy. The seal, which is an initiative of the MORE (Monitoring Recyclates for Europe) platform, has been developed as a mark of approval for Spanish plastics converters that are working to incorporate recycled materials in their production processes and also as a means of highlighting their current use of recycled material in the plastics industry.