Sustainability

Sustainable Brands are Powered by SML

As a Trusted Partner, We Deliver on our Promises

Whether through our sustainable approach, ethical sourcing, or commitment to our people, responsibility is at our core.

  • Compliance with local & international regulations
  • Sustainable operations across SML facilities
  • Emphasis on giving back to the community & CSR

Environmental, Social and Governance Report​

Download our ESG report 2021 and learn about another pivotal year in our own sustainability journey.​

3%+

carbon emissions reduced each year

80%

landfill-free waste achieved

80%

increase in recycled and sustainably-sourced materials used

80%

chemical conformance

80%

increase in use of FSC-certified paper

Operation Green

We are continually improving our operational processes with the planet in mind.

SML Group isn’t satisfied with “checkbox” compliance. Our dedicated in-house compliance team works alongside third-party certification bodies to regularly inspect each production location and ensure that we meet rigorous standards and are compliant against local and international operations policies.

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Environmental Responsibility

We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment in which we live.

While we source responsibly and provide a wide range of eco-friendly paper, inks, and textiles, our consideration for the environment goes beyond just the sustainable materials we use. Our systems-wide approach spans across all facets of SML’s ecosystem, leveraging renewable energy, optimized logistics, and a reduced carbon footprint to promote minimized waste, emissions, and harmful impact throughout our supply chain.

Responsible Sourcing

We require all suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors to provide independent certifications that demonstrate compliance with local and international standards.

Sustainable Solutions

Through our enterprise item-level RFID software platform, Clarity®, we uncover more efficient and optimized processes that prevent overstock in your stores, drive greater visibility throughout your supply chain, and help make well-informed decisions that can minimize unnecessary waste.

Sustainable Products

From our sustainably sourced EcoInspire™ labels and packaging products to our Eco RFID Inlay, we minimize environmental impact without sacrificing quality performance.

Social Compliance

We take care of our people, because passionate employees make all the difference in today’s competitive landscape.

Our people fuel this company and are critical to our success. We’re committed to creating a great place to work and we’re proud to have a diverse, global workforce that collectively shares in our commitment to impactful and ethical business practices.

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Employee Well-Being

We value our incredible talent and strive to make sure our employees feel safe, satisfied, engaged, and supported to ensure their health and well-being at work.

Celebrating Diversity

With office locations in 30+ countries across the world, we believe that employee diversity is an important resource, which correlates to greater innovation, creativity, and performance.

Ethical Trading

We ensure that each of our employees’ working and living conditions measure up to our ethical trading policies. Our production locations are regularly audited to ensure ongoing compliance with these strict regulations.

Certifications