Hotpack’s inaugural Sustainability Report, certified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), has revealed that 96 per cent of its product lineup is “environmentally friendly.”
The Global Reporting Initiative, an international independent standards organisation, assists businesses, governments, and organisations in understanding and articulating their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights, and corruption, it said.
Commenting on the certification, Abdul Jebbar PB, the Group Managing Director of Hotpack Global, said: “The GRI certification serves as a testament to our dedication to achieving the highest ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) standards. It positions us as a leader in responsible corporate citizenship and provides stakeholders with reliable and comprehensive insights into our environmental, social, and economic impacts.”
“I want to express my gratitude to each team member for their hard work, diligence, and commitment throughout this process. Your efforts have not only elevated our organization’s standing but have also contributed to the advancement of sustainable practices within our industry. Let’s take pride in this achievement and use it as motivation to continue our pursuit of excellence in all facets of our work,” he added.
The report highlights Hotpack’s efforts in reducing its environmental impact.
This includes investments in “cutting-edge technology,” the establishment and adherence to an environmental management system, and an emphasis on resource conservation, it shared.
Additionally, it involves initiatives such as adopting energy-efficient machinery, integrating sustainable materials into production processes, and efforts to minimise waste generation across operations.
The company shared its incorporation of biodegradable plastics, recycled content, and plant-based packaging, and its introduction of the eco store, a dedicated platform for eco-conscious food packaging solutions.
Hotpack’s social initiatives include an AED 1.2 million investment in the Takkah project, promoting women in business, and the distribution of 2 million meal packs during Ramadan for community welfare.
Further, it shared that the Hotpack Happiness project, features 20 initiatives engaging 1,500 members.
Hotpack has also formed strategic collaborations with organisations like RECAPP Veolia and Spinneys Dubai. These partnerships, it said, aim to implement recycling initiatives and introduce innovative and sustainable retail packaging solutions, such as 100 per cent post-consumer recycled shopping bags.