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We’re on a journey to create packaging for better

Packaging that gives more to people and the planet than it takes out.

This packaging does not exist… yet.

But one day it will, and it will:

  • Remove more carbon from the atmosphere than is emitted during its life cycle.
  • Be made from endlessly renewable materials and end the use of aluminum.
  • Bring safe, healthy nutrition to everyone.
  • Be fully and easily recyclable – anywhere in the world.

Getting there will stretch us further than we have ever gone.

We have already started that journey.

Our sustainability approach is our roadmap for better

Because sustainability is a journey, and this is ours. It’s not an easy one, but we are determined to overcome challenges in our quest to develop net positive packaging solutions.

Our sustainability commitments are integral to our business strategy, our Corporate Compass. They represent how we will give back more than we take. To have a net-positive impact on people and the planet. To create lasting change.

Our strategy includes industry-leading goals in four interconnected action areas:


Removing more carbon than we emit.


We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with 1.5° climate science, taking more carbon from the atmosphere than our value chain emits, and pioneering packaging that removes more carbon from the atmosphere than is emitted during its lifecycle.



Creating more thriving forests.


We are committed to maintaining 100% of the forest area we source from and support the creation, restoration, protection, or improved management of an additional 650,000 hectares of sustainable forest by 2030. We will continue to ensure all our cartons can carry the FSC™ label (FSC™ C020428) and help customers communicate it.



Accelerating innovation on circularity.


We are committed to leading the way towards a fully circular packaging system. Our ambition for our packs is that one day, they are made exclusively from renewable or recycled materials, and that every pack we make gets recycled.



Improving access to nutrition & cutting food waste.


We are committed to increasing the volume of nutritious food and beverage products brought to consumers via our packs and continuing to reduce the amount of food and drink lost during filling, storage, transport, and consumption.


Our strategy is underpinned by our foundational action areas:

Sustainable innovation

We aim to be the leader in sustainable packaging. We are committed to investing in R&D to better meet the needs of customers and consumers.
Sustainable innovation

Responsible culture

Our sustainability commitments are underpinned by our culture of responsibility. We take a responsible approach across the entire value chain.
Responsible culture

Sustainability is nothing new at SIG

We have always created packaging that delivers safe, affordable, shelf-stable nutrition – with a smaller carbon footprint than other packaging types like plastic bottles, glass bottles, or cans, proven by ISO-compliant life-cycle assessments, conducted by the independent Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), and critically reviewed by an independent panel.

The further we have travelled, the more ambitious we have become. Now, the path ahead of us stretches out into a vastly more sustainable future. With ambitious targets, we’re leading the way towards a fully regenerative packaging system.

Our starting point

  • Standard cartons made of, on average, 75% paperboard, 21% polymers and an ultra-thin layer of aluminum foil
  • 28–70% lower carbon footprint than alternative packaging, such as plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans (according to full comparative life cycle assessments of packaging systems for food, UHT milk, and non-carbonated soft drinks on the European market)
  • Third-generation filling machines with an industry-leading waste rate (< 0.5%) through highly efficient filling process


First in our industry to establish worldwide FSC™ Chain of Custody certification3


World’s first packaging material for aseptic cartons with no aluminum layer and an up to 23% smaller carbon footprint than SIG’s standard packaging material1


The first aseptic carton that looks and pours like a bottle while offering the environmental benefits of a carton


First carton provider to secure sufficient FSC™-certified paperboard to guarantee that every customer can include the FSC™ label3 on any of their SIG packs


World’s first aseptic carton 100% linked to forest-based materials,2 and with a 63% smaller carbon footprint than SIG’s standard packaging material for aseptic cartons1


World’s first paper straw for aseptic carton packs, made with FSC™-certified3 paper


World’s first aseptic carton packaging materials with ASI-certified aluminum foil


World’s first aseptic carton packaging material with post-consumer recycled content via polymers linked to 100% recycled plastics4


- First in the industry to purchase 100% of our liquid packaging board with FSC™ certification3 for our aseptic cartons


- Launch of SIG NEO, SIG’s next generation filling machine for family-size aseptic carton packs which reduces carbon for filling and packaging per pack by 25% and consumables (hydrogen peroxide, compressed air, and water) by 30%


- World’s first full barrier aseptic carton with no aluminum layer suitable for all kind of liquid products

- Bag-in-box and spouted pouch solutions join our portfolio, including the first APR5-recognized recyclable bag-in-box, the world’s first bag-in-box linked to recycled content4, and a recycle-ready spouted pouch system solution of film, fitment, and equipment


SIG’s path to Net-Zero is approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), being among the first 325 companies globally to have its target validated by the SBTi.

1 Results based on ISO-compliant life-cycle assessment CB-100732c for Europe.
2 Linked to wood residues from paper making via an independently certified mass balance system.
3 FSC™ trademark license code: FSC™ C020428.
4 Via an independently certified mass balance system.
5 Association of Plastic Recyclers.

Latest annual and CR report

Our combined Annual and Corporate Responsibility Report for 2023 details our progress towards our sustainability targets over the last year as we continue on our journey to create packaging for better.

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WWF partnership

Together with WWF Switzerland, we are supporting thriving forests.


We recognize our responsibility to protect essential ecosystems beyond our value chain.

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