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Beontag Publishes 2022 ESG Report

Beontag – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of self-adhesives and smart tags such as RFID and NFC – today published its 2022 ESG Report, showing significant progress compared to 2021, despite the rapid expansion of the company’s footprint following a series of successful global acquisitions.

The report shows strong financial result and company performance – including 22 percent of organic and 180 percent of total growth, reaching USD $551 million net revenue – alongside  advances in sustainability, such as the sale of sustainable products, landfill waste reduction, local sourcing of suppliers, increase of women in the workforce and leadership positions, and delivering company ESG strategy integration, all while addressing the challenges of increased energy consumption and Scope 3 emissions as a result of the expansion of business operations in 2022. 

Progress Tracking Across All ESG Pillars

In 2022, Beontag developed their second Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions inventory. This GHG inventory provides an even better understanding of the carbon emissions and impacts associated with Beontag’s global operations. Monitoring of ESG KPIs expanded to encompass newly acquired operations, and product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) were introduced to provide credible information about Beontag products' environmental impacts and showcase how they contribute to clients’ sustainability strategies.

With regards to benefits to clients, the global business enabler has further enhanced the sustainability efforts and inventory management of its customers across the globe, through the expanded investment, development and production of sustainable solutions, such as the patented ECO RFID tag solution, which reduces the indirect emissions (Scope 3) of its consumers by more than half the gCO2e per unit compared to a PET/Alu tag.

During this reporting period, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity initiatives were also implemented at corporate and operational levels, mainly focused on gender equality. The total number of women in the company and in leadership positions are the two gender diversity indicators tracked and monitored on a monthly basis.  

Key findings of the Beontag 2022 ESG Report include:

-71 percent of Graphics and Labels Materials (GLM) sales from sustainable products in 2022, up from 67 percent in 2021

-A 5x increase in Digital Transformation Enabler (DTE) sales from sustainable products, from 3.5 percent in 2021 to 18 percent in 2022

-In both GLM and DTE, the percentage of waste diverted from landfill almost doubled - from 26 percent to 50 percent in the GLM division, and from 35.2 percent to 56 percent in DTE, in 2021 and 2022 respectively

-More than 90 percent of products sourced from short distance local suppliers in the GLM division.

-Women in the workforce in 2022 increased by 2 percent versus 2021, from 28 percent to 30 percent, and a corresponding 3 percent increase in women in leadership positions, from 21 percent to 24 percent in 2022.

-33 nationalities working across our global operations.

Barbara Dunin, Director of ESG, Marketing and Communications at Beontag, commented: “During a year of significant growth, expansion and global acquisitions, our ESG team grew to match this new expectation, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to this shared mission to operate with a more sustainable lens. While we continue to work to fully integrate our expanded operations into our ESG strategy, we are making strong progress and are currently on track to meet all of our 2030 ESG goals.”

The 2022 Beontag ESG Report can be found in full here.

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