Soy-based inks produce brighter, more vibrant colors using less ink than petroleum-based inks, making them a more cost-effective ink solution. Soy inks can also be removed more easily for recycling. Not applicable to all products.
Whether through our sustainable approach, ethical sourcing, or commitment to our people, responsibility is at our core.
Download our 2022 ESG report and learn about another pivotal year in our own sustainability journey.
or download the 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report.
Reduce our scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to the 2018 baseline with an intent to commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative (“SBTi”), aiming at net-zero by 2050
Products and Materials
Increase the percentage of sustainable products for sustainability pioneer brands that consist of sustainable elements to 90%
Increase the percentage of waste diverted from landfill to 95%
Increase the percentage of suppliers that conform to our environmental and social policies to 95%
Achieve a female-to-male ratio of 45:55 in our workforce
Occupational Health and Safety
Achieve zero fatal accidents and a total recordable incident rate that is below the industry average
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.
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.
We require all suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors to provide independent certifications that demonstrate compliance with local and international standards.
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.
From our sustainably sourced EcoInspire™ labels and packaging products to our Eco RFID Inlay, we minimize environmental impact without sacrificing quality performance.
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.
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.
With office locations in 20+ countries across the world, we believe that employee diversity is an important resource, which correlates to greater innovation, creativity, and performance.
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.
We work with our global suppliers to offer a variety of eco-friendly products made from sustainably sourced and recycled materials, each with independent certifications that demonstrate compliance.