Credentials, Awards, and Memberships
Emmerson Packaging is a member of a member of a number of organizations and associations that provide valuable industry partnerships as we seek to fulfill our mission: Customer Success.
Memberships and Associations
Sustainable Green Printing
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership holds printers to some of the industry’s highest standards for sustainability across each partner’s entire facility or facilities. The SGP designation indicates membership in North America’s most elite tier of sustainable printing companies. Emmerson Packaging is proud to be among the 3.6% of U.S. & Canadian printers that are SGP Certified.
Flexographic Technical Association
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization that serves to promote and support the flexographic industry. Each year, the FTA holds various events, publishes new flexographic resources, awards scholarships to individuals interested in studying subjects related to flexography, and recognizes outstanding flexographic innovations.
How2Recycle is a standardized labelling system that reduces confusion by clearly communicating recycling instructions to the public. Being a How2Recycle member improves the reliability, completeness, and transparency of recyclability claims. Where there is not one consistent approach to recycling across North America, How2Recycle enables consumers to take certain flexible plastic packages to designated store drop-off sites, where they are collected and undergo a special recycling process, eliminating the risk of the product going to landfill.
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. They are the leading voice on sustainable packaging and are passionate about creating packaging that is good for people and the environment. The foundation of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s work is based on the principles of collaboration, education, and action.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is the voice of the manufacturing and exporting industry in Canada. CME is run by manufacturers for manufacturers, with numerous resources and programs available to help Canadian manufacturing businesses grow. CME believes the growth of the manufacturing sector is critical to the success of Canada’s economy.
Pet Sustainability Coalition
The Pet Sustainability Coalition is a non-profit organization that brings together like-minded manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, brands, and retailers that have a core focus on sustainability. Members exchange knowledge and experience as well as innovative solutions for sustainability issues facing the pet industry. The Coalition strives to promote continual sustainable improvement that directly reduces the impact of pet products on the environment and communities.
Awards and Credentials
We’re proud to share past and recent awards we have won, thanks to the continuous innovation and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our staff.
Facility Audits and Certifications
Emmerson Packaging facilities are certified to SQF Edition 8.1; a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliant scheme, which is comparable to BRC, and is administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI). We have also maintained a “Green” rating through the unannounced Ethical Audit by Walmart.
- 2020 SQF Edition 8.1 Certification – Amherst, Nova Scotia
- 2020 SQF Edition 8.1 Certification – Belleville, Ontario
- Toxic Reduction Summary Report
Product Safety, Policy, and Procedures
At Emmerson Packaging, we follow strict operational procedures to ensure the complete safety of our products, the customers who use them, and the employees who create them. If you have any questions about our safety policies and procedures, please contact us.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2012)
Emmerson Packaging has always been committed to the protection of human rights and conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner. We are firmly against any form of forced labour, human trafficking or slavery and require all suppliers to comply with all applicable laws related to labour regulations and employment practices.
We offer complete product traceability and only work with food-safe raw materials. We are also proud to be peanut-free in both of our facilities.
We have strict allergen control policies to protect our customers (and their customers) to ensure cross-contamination involving major food allergens is prevented, from the receipt of raw materials to the distribution of finished products.