Recently, AVK Plastics BV have, in cooperation with AVK Nederland, Dutch utility company Liander and independent Dutch certification company KIWA, introduced a, so-called, Raw Material Passport for plastic products. As a reaction to the lack of chain transparency in the capital-intensive market, they see it as a way of initiating a much-needed Corporate Social Responsibility discussion. One that also involves the debate of seeking alternatives to the most unwanted materials in plastic products.
Transparent cooperation between supplier and costumer
At AVK Plastics, they consider active communication of environmental performances a fundamental part of their business strategy. Throughout the past decade, they have presented detailed documentation on subjects. Through a dedicated ‘Sustainability’ page on their website, they show product declarations, environmental certificates and annual environmental reports. A strategy that they are now further expanding with the introduction of the product-specific passport.
The Raw Material Passport (in Dutch: Grondstofpaspoort) gives insight to the raw material composition of the specific product, and states the origin of the materials used for its production. Thereby, it provides a way to enhance the chain transparency of the manufactured products of AVK Plastics. With this information given, the customer is able to make an informed, judicious decision, and to genuinely choose products manufactured from sustainable resources; thus, setting the base for a more circular economy.
See an example of a raw material passport for an AVK plastic product below.
Sustainability in production
Did you know, that the surface boxes produced at AVK Plastics are made from recycled bottle caps?
AVK Plastics B.V.
Visit the AVK Plastics B.V. website for more information and for a view of their page dedicated to sustainability in processes.