McLaren Packaging secures FSC accreditation

Award-winning whisky packaging company McLaren Packaging has secured Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation, the global forest certification system enabling consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products produced from well-managed forests and recycled materials.

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Michael McLaren, Sales & Marketing Director, McLaren Packaging, said: “As a company we are environmentally-conscious and our goal is to source and produce premium packaging sustainably. As such, we are delighted to secure FSC accreditation, which demonstrates to our customers that we’re fully committed to the environment and to producing sustainable packaging.

“There is a trend towards buyers within the paper-based packaging sector requiring that suppliers have FSC accreditation as they seek to minimise their environmental impact and carbon footprint.

“All the materials that we source and produce are 100% recyclable. Indeed, all our paper waste is processed and compressed into a baler system and then removed and used as raw material for future corrugate board. We will continue to identify other opportunities for reaching that goal of producing premium packaging sustainably.”

McLaren Packaging recognises the social and economic importance of protecting the environment and is fully committed to complying with the requirements of the Environmental Protect Act 1990 and the EU Regulations 995/2010. It is the firm’s management policy to integrate environmental considerations into its decision-making process.

As part of its environmental commitment, the firm recently completed the largest solar panel installation in Inverclyde (with more than 400 panels installed at its facility in Port Glasgow) producing around 66% of its power requirements.

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For further information please contact Michael McLaren on 01475 745246

Issued on behalf of McLaren Packaging by Liquorice Media tel 0187 738 2961 www.liquorice-media.com

Date: 8 August 2017

Notes to Editors

• Established in 1979 as an independent supplier of corrugated cases to the whisky industry, McLaren Packaging has since grown to record annual sales of over £16 million across a comprehensive range of paper-based packaging products.

• Employing over 100 people and operating across three facilities totalling 150,000 sq ft in Port Glasgow, the family-run firm supplies small, independent operators through to large multi-national organisations.

• McLaren’s core business is the supply of composite tubes, corrugate cases and divisions to the whisky industry. In 2013, it acquired Stirling-based Blue Box Design; a specialist in the design and manufacture of bespoke presentation boxes, primarily for the UK food and drink sector.

• From high-quality flexographic printing to award-winning shaped composite tubes, McLaren Packaging leads on innovation, quality and service.