FOSTERING GOVERNANCE FROM OUR CORE TO LOCATIONS WHERE WE OPERATE

Our management model and governance bodies oversee compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, proper economic development and manage policies and practices at every place we operate. Evertis combines economic perspective with an obligation to foster sustainability practices that protect our environment, add value to our products and protect every community we touch. 

We strive to meet expectations of today’s socially and environmentally conscious consumers while taking into consideration the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Evertis aims to foster governance from our core to locations where we operate, preserving the highest standards of business conduct and corporate governance practices.

CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS

We express our values under our Code of Business Ethics, where we define a strong ethical culture that leads us to perform and serve as our basis to what is economically, environmentally, and socially right.

The code of ethics entails an internal regulation of obligatory compliance. The standards of Business Conduct and Ethics apply to all directors, senior collaborators and permanent employees of companies of the Group, as well as to non-permanent employees, interns, experimental workers, in addition to any other temporary staff. These standards are established using clear guidelines that regulate our behavior and guide us on the moral thing to do. 

Evertis’ code is not based only on a set of norms, but also on a reflection of our unwritten corporate culture that gives meaning to the values ​​and principles that lead us on our decision-making process throughout the years.

GOOD GOVERNANCE

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Conducting our business with honesty, integrity and transparency is not only what we should do, but it is also critical to the continuity, sustainability and development of our business in the long run. Our Standards of Business Conduct express the high standards of integrity that we demand from our employees around the world. They are a key factor in the IMG Group's strategy

- IMG President

ROADMAP FOR A SUSTAINABLE COMPANY IN THE PET SECTOR

At Evertis, our executive management team is continuously evaluating group performance, in the economic, environmental and social aspects, with a critical eye.  Our goal is to continuously enhance our actions. 

Our future outlook focuses on achievement of a true circular economy. This is attainable through the innovative solutions we offer our customers so that together we can meet the global pledge to close the loop.

Not only does Evertis’ core business emphasizes sustainability, but we also make it our mission to extend our sustainable approach to the whole PET value chain.

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

The IMG Group has established a well-structured Sustainability Committee that serves a critical coordinating function to steer our sustainability strategy into a competitive advantage for our businesses. Our Sustainability Committee continually works on a variety of projects, either internal or through partnerships with customers and suppliers, with the goal of maximizing our positive impact on the world. The committee is devoted to addressing the impact of PET films and accelerating a circular economy by exploring solutions that close the loop.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The team is composed by C-level and managing positions to accelerate the decision-making process. The committee is accountable for the sustainability strategy and performance of all our business units. 

OBJECTIVES OF SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

The main goal of our Sustainability Committee is to integrate all business units that individually, or in partnership with other business units, contribute towards the development of new raw materials or products that positively contribute towards our sustainability strategy:

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Address and meet our policy, objectives, and sustainability guidelines 

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Regularly review our sustainability performance and KPIS

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Promote relations with different stakeholders and try to meet their needs

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Continuously define and carry out new projects as opportunities appear

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Measure and manage non-financial risks

The committee’s intentions are to promote legislations, directives, customers’ and the markets’ sustainability goals through:

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New raw materials or products with enhanced physical or chemical properties

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Raw materials, products or processes for easy recyclability

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Raw materials, products or processes that promote a circular economy

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Raw materials or products that allow our customers to reduce the weight of their products, whilst maintaining properties and integrity

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Partnerships with suppliers that promote the sustainability of our end-products

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Participation and integration in organizations and entities that promote recycling, circular economy, reduction in CO2 emissions and sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY INTEGRATION IN OUR GROUP STRUCTURE

Evertis believes that turning sustainability targets into realities is only achievable if sustainability is fully integrated across our organization and built into our business strategy. Cross-functional teams are set up to work on new opportunities and minimize emerging threats. 

MEMBERSHIPS, PARTNERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Evertis believes in close engagement with organizations who share the same commitment to create initiatives, upgrade our sustainability performance and achieve global goals that affect all of us. 

Either directly or through our sister-company Selenis, our group is a member or associate of the following Foundations and Associations:

HIGHLIGHTED ALLIANCE

PLASTIC SENSE FOUNDATION

As of 2019  we have collaborated to provide transparency and visibility on our performance in the PET tray value chain in terms of circular economy and Evertis’ incorporation of post-industrial and post-consumer recycled content from a delamination process of multilayer waste. 

SOCIEDADE PONTO VERDE

As of 2008 Evertis and SPV have collaborated together in the recycling of post-consumer PET in Portugal. At times we have recycled up to 90% of Portugal’s recovered PET bottles.