OPACKGROUP takes gold with Ecovadis certification

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Sustainability is a high priority for the OPACKGROUP. After an intensive quality assessment, the company with ten production sites in the Netherlands has obtained the Ecovadis Gold certificate! Ecovadis is the world’s largest and most reliable partner of corporate sustainability assessments. In addition, the group of packaging manufacturers has again improved its ISO14001 certificate and has invested heavily in CO2 reduction measures.

Ecovadis Goud 2023 overview

Therese van Vuren, responsible for Quality, Occupational Health and Environment (KAM) is proud of the result; “Last year we were proud of Silver, and by working together with all production companies and departments we have taken another big step this year.” Last year, for example, the OPACKGROUP invested heavily in mapping a sustainability dashboard, the OPACKGROUP Academy (OKAY) was established where all employees can take online courses and training, and the IMPACT strategy was launched, mapping sustainability ambitions.

“In addition, we made great strides in sharing our ambitions, and working with our suppliers and customers to expand the sustainable product portfolio even further. For example, during this anniversary year we organized two major events: the congress “Verduurzamen doen we samen” with more than 500 guests and the festival “Circulair Open Air” where we treated more than 1,200 guests and employees in two days to great speakers, inspiration and a plan to take action ourselves. All this in addition to the mini-seminars we organize for customers and interested parties,” says Rob Verhagen, responsible for sustainability within the OPACKGROUP.


Managing Director of the OPACKGROUP Hans Tanger is pleased with achieving Ecovadis Gold. “With the investments made we show that we can really make IMPACT on a sustainable production chain. Moreover, this also prepares us as a company well for the new reporting obligations coming from Europe, such as the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive). With the IMPACT strategy, the OPACKGROUP focuses its sustainable ambitions on six themes: Innovation – Employees – Partners – Ambassadorship – Climate impact – Transparency.

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Ecovadis has a global network of more than 90,000 assessed companies. The methodology includes seven management indicators, spread across 21 sustainability criteria, in four themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. The methodology is based on leading standards, such as GRI, UNGC and ISO 26000, and is overseen by an international scientific committee. In this video, watch the international qualifications of this certification: https://youtu.be/ZeiZ6byhxTU


The OPACKGROUP has been investing in making its product range more sustainable for decades. The family-owned company produces customer-specific, flexible packaging and films of high quality. New packaging concepts made of plastic and paper are constantly being developed through extrusion, lamination, flexo printing and conversion. The manufacturer consists of seven subsidiaries and ten production sites (Fardem, Flexpak, Oerlemans Plastics, Oosterwolde Plastic Industry, Perfon, Plasthill and Stempher) which collectively supply a wide range of packaging and film products.

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