Sustainable packaging is a priority across retail and industry to comply with increasing regulation and consumer demand.
Sustainable packaging compliance involves oversight of materials, design, legislation, compliance and recyclability. Aura’s e-halo packaging sustainability platform provides real-time technical and sustainability packaging data that allows clients to track progress against their current climate targets and future roadmaps in a transparent way.
e-halo sits at the top of a tech stack that also incorporates data flow, visualisation and automation to ensure the right people have access to the right information at the right time, in one place.
As well as helping businesses make sense of their current offer, Aura’s team will ensure clients can future proof ahead of upcoming developments in policy and practice, such as EPR in the UK. Aura offers horizon scanning services across 54 countries to advise on emerging regional and global trends that will feed into its clients’ longer-term strategic approaches.
Greg Lawson, managing director at Aura, said: “Our mission is to pioneer global change in packaging sustainability. Packaging is hugely complex and no two markets have the same standards on recyclability. We want to make packaging sustainability easier for businesses at a time when consumers and governments are demanding accountability. There are key EU, UK and US laws / bills rolling out in the next few years that will effect any brands and retailers doing business in those markets; other countries will be following suit. As such, regulatory and compliance issues now make it mission critical that brands and retailers are mitigating risk proactively.”
Gillian Garside-Wight, consulting director at Aura, added: “There’s still a long way to go before all the cogs turn in the same direction to create a true circular economy, which requires recycling infrastructures and packaging developed for sustainability to start working in harmony. However, we already have two of the biggest names in retail and e- commerce on our client list who are working with us because they proactively want to do the right thing.”
“This is a hugely positive sign that brands want to step up and set the standard for sustainability, rather than wait for legislation to catch up. There is still time to make a difference and we look forward to working with like-minded businesses that want to affect change on a global scale.”
Aura’s technology solution, e-halo, provides clear and transparent structural packaging and sustainability data, so we can help clients optimise packaging, manage compliance and tax liabilities – and reduce environmental impact.