Is insulating shipping packaging a sector that is compatible with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030? Of course! At least that’s what we believe at Tempack. The awareness that we are all responsible for our future is a necessary condition for us to start changing the direction of our societies and our economic models.
Of course, all the SDGs (sustainable development goals) of the 2030 Agenda are important, but we focus in particular on those which we feel we can make our contribution and which have already become a part of our corporate philosophy. These are the following:
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
There can be no real economic growth without decent and just working conditions. We are committed to the principles of legally regulated work that respects workers’ labour rights and does so without discrimination of any kind.
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and support innovation.
Innovation has been part of Tempack’s DNA since our company was founded over 25 years ago. A robust value chain requires a high level of research and development, supported by new technologies and, above all, efficient use of our resources.
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
We do not build our projects in the air or in a bubble. We recognise that we are a part of a bigger picture, globally but also locally. We are clearly committed to more inclusive, healthier and sustainable cities; we are committed to smart cities.
However, in our daily work, we must not forget rural communities and sparsely populated areas where cold chain distribution can be a challenge.
SDG 12: Sustainable consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
This goal is essential for us, and indeed for all of us. If we are to have any hope for the future, we must learn to produce and consume differently and we must start now.
Food waste is a very worrying issue that is close to our hearts. Organising temperature-controlled food transport more efficiently is a part of the solution, but there is still a lot to do to raise awareness.
SDG 13: Take action on climate change
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Because it is crucial to minimise the impact of climate change in the short and long term; a lot depends on it for all of us. And, of course, for businesses too.
With our reusable designs and those based on recycled and recyclable materials, we not only address the needs of our customers, but also strive to reduce our environmental impact.
The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals may sound utopian, but we will not stop trying to get closer to these goals. What is truly utopian is to believe that we can continue to act as we are, as nothing has happened.