Berry Healthcare Bangalore Achieves ISCC Accreditation

Berry Healthcare’s Bangalore facility has achieved International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) Plus accreditation. This enables the site to sell to Healthcare customers ISCC Plus certified packaging and plastic components that contribute to a circular economy approach based on advanced recycling and mass balance.

With this certification customers of Berry Bangalore can attest to their usage of certified circular polymers throughout, from the initial feedstock, through advanced recycling process and manufacturing of the polymers, to conversion by Berry Healthcare into the final product. Strict traceability and verification are carried out by independent third-party auditors at each stage of the manufacturing process.

Health- & Planet-care

The availability of this advanced recycling resin in both circular PP and PE enables Berry Healthcare Bangalore to help meet customer requirements for sustainable products and packaging, offering a range of solutions for pharmaceutical and drug delivery applications containing a high percentage of recycled material, from 30% to 100% and in items where this has previously been difficult to achieve.

This supports customers’ own sustainability commitments and helps them meet the requirements of forthcoming legislation, including the EU Plastic Packaging Levy and the UK’s Plastic Packaging Tax. Importantly, because the advanced recycled resin has the same properties as virgin material, there is no need for any qualification tests.

Jasraj Singh, Berry Bangalore Plant Director comments: “Having this certification enables us to offer our customers certified circular polymer in products and markets such as pharmaceuticals and drug delivery where we have not previously been able to offer recycled content.

Plus Points

The Berry Healthcare sites within Europe and India will be certified to ISCC Plus in the coming months, giving the company’s global and local customers greater access to this advanced material.

The accreditation is also fully aligned with Berry’s Impact 2025 sustainability strategy. This seeks to work with customers to develop solutions that minimise a product’s environmental impact, focusing on areas such as enhancing its recyclability and the increasing incorporation of post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin, along with Berry’s own commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025 versus the company’s 2016 baseline.

We are proud to achieve this important certification,” concludes Walid Hamza, General Manager of Healthcare Cluster, Europe & India. “It demonstrates how sustainability is central to our product development process and we will seek to continue to increase our use of circular plastics. We plan to certify additional sites to the ISCC Plus accreditation and look forward to announcing these achievements in the future.

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