Colpac has joined a growing list of over 600 organisations and forward-thinking businesses as part of Business for Nature’s Call to Action, calling on governments around the world to do more to reverse nature loss over the next ten years.
While there is a growing focus to ‘build back better’ as part of the Covid-19 recovery process, nature and the need for resilient ecosystems has not played a strong enough role in these discussions.
To kick-start a decade of change for the environment and put nature loss firmly on the political agenda, Business for Nature launched their Call to Action at the UN Biodiversity Summit in September earlier this year. This saw businesses come together to lobby political leaders to put nature at the heart of a green recovery and demonstrate the power of business as a force for environmental action.
Sustainability and environmental awareness are central to Colpac’s business practices and values. As a business and as a supplier to the food service and retail industries, Colpac designs and manufactures an extensive range of recyclable and compostable food packaging products that are both functional and sustainable, responding to a wide range of environmental concerns.
Sustainable sourcing and forging strong links with local wildlife and nature organisations and initiatives have played a vital role in Colpac’s ambition to mitigate its impact on nature, whilst meeting customer demand for environmentally friendly packaging. However, as Talia Goldman, Colpac’s Sustainability Officer concedes: “As a business, we have a big role to play in reversing nature loss, but one company can only do so much to make sure we operate within nature’s limit. Collective action to achieve real policy change is essential and, by working collaboratively, we can create one, powerful business voice. We are delighted to add our name to Business for Nature’s Call to Action.
With over half of the world’s total GDP – $44 trillion of economic value – moderately or highly exposed to risk from the impacts of nature loss, it is impossible to ignore Business for Nature’s overriding message: Nature is Everyone’s Business. Whilst there is still a lot of work to do, the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of natural resources needs to be at the heart of business practices.
You can find out more about the Call to Action here: http://bit.ly/BfNCTA