We have the greatest potential social, economic, and environmental impact amongst our workforce and suppliers. This is where we focus our primary stakeholder engagement efforts.
These stakeholders have not changed significantly over the years, but our access to people in those categories continues to open up, and the pool of new partners that we work with continues to diversify.
The value of collaboration cannot be underestimated. We collaborate externally with our partners to understand trends in our industry and to create new solutions to old problems.
Our pool of external partners at PCH consists of social enterprises (MicroBenefits), leaders in the engineering community, non-governmental organizations (NGOs such as Little Bird), and academic institutions.
Throughout 2013, our industry partners included:
PCH is a member of GreenBlue®, a non-profit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC) is a GreenBlue® industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging.
Member companies commit to publish an annual communication on progress with particular focus on the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
PCH is a member of EICC and uses EICC templates and standards in our CSR audits and supplier code of conduct.
PCH participates in supplier improvement programs that aim to improve factory performance on critical areas such as worker-management communication, occupational health and safety, human resource practices and environmental issues.
PCH and Tyndall National Institute, Ireland, signed a memorandum of understanding to support the generation and scaling of new high tech startup companies in Ireland targeting the global market.
Clinton Global Initiative (2014)
CGI is a non-partisan organization that convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. As part of our membership, PCH will develop a commitment to action to address social and environment problems in partnership with peer companies and NGOs.