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The AIP is pleased to announce that the Institute have joined forces with leading sustainability software company Empauer, to offer a comprehensive and cost effective LCA Decision Package for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s).

AIP and Empauer have entered into an exclusive MOU, providing Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) to SME’s to ensure that they are making informed and science-based decisions when selecting packaging materials.

The driving force behind this collaboration is recognition of the challenges faced by SMEs. The AIP, through its SME training programs, identified a pressing need for affordable and customised LCA solutions that simplify the often-complex process of undertaking sustainability assessments for packaging design.

“This innovative LCA Decision Package will enable businesses to make informed and sustainable decisions when it comes to the packaging design they utilise. It will provide AIP Members and the wider industry, with access to the latest tools and expertise, enabling them to reduce their environmental footprint and make responsible choices in line with global sustainability goals,” said AIP Executive Director, Nerida Kelton.

“We are delighted to partner with the AIP to enable greater industry access to high-quality LCAs. Empauer’s commitment to enabling sustainability to be part of an organisation’s decision-making process aligns seamlessly with AIP’s mission, and together, we aim to effect change that resonates throughout the industry,” said Empauer CEO, Victor Barichello.

Executive Director of the AIP, Nerida Kelton FAIP added “With the Federal Government having announced there will be mandatory packaging design standards coming in the not-too-distant-future, the launch of this program will enable all sized businesses to make the right decisions to measure their packaging circularity through the use of specifically designed LCA tool.”

“The LCA Decision Package for SME’s has been designed with the expert team at Empauer, to be used to guide SME’s to make the best possible sustainable packaging material and purchasing decisions that are actually backed by evidence and science. The report part of the package can then be utilised for internal decisions including selection of packaging materials, components and the shift towards more sustainable alternatives within the business,”

“The AIP is excited to work alongside Empauer to extend valuable sustainability resources to our Members and SMEs across the packaging value chain. The partnership is a testament to the shared vision of Empauer and AIP – to lead the packaging sector towards a more sustainable future,” she said.

AIP members and SMEs can look forward to accessing tailored LCAs at preferential rates, thereby facilitating the adoption of sustainable practices that are both economically and environmentally sound.

The program will be officially unveiled on Wednesday the 6th of March 2024 at 10.00 am AEDT, with AIP and Empauer jointly hosting a webinar to introduce the LCA Package for SME’s to AIP Members and the broader industry.

 

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