2010 – 15 Australian Packaging Covenant action plan

BP AUSTRALIA GROUP
PTY LTD
AUSTRALIAN PACKAGING COVENANT
Action Plan
2010 – 2015
(Revised November 2013)
BP Australia Group Pty Ltd
Australian Packaging Covenant Action Plan
FOREWORD
Since first signing the National Packaging Covenant BP has progressively
worked towards improving waste management across our operations.
As a brand owner and retailer of packaging in Australia, we are proud of
achievements delivered under previous action plans, including phasing out
single-use plastic bags and expanding cardboard recycling facilities across our
convenience stores to divert more than 25% of our waste from landfill.
Under the joint AIP (Australia Institute of Petroleum) Action Plan we were
involved in establishing a national program for the collection and recycling of
plastic oil bottles.
This new action plan articulates our continued support of the Covenant and
its performance goals and targets. We are undoubtedly moving towards
further integration of sustainable packaging considerations into our business
practices, and look forward to working with our supply chain partners to
contribute meaningful improvements to the lifecycle impacts of packaging in
Australia.
I am pleased to present our plan for packaging improvements for 2010 2015, and look forward to sharing future results of our endeavours.
Andy Holmes
President, BP
Australasia
BP Australia Group Pty Ltd
Australian Packaging Covenant Action Plan
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1.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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2.
INTRODUCTION
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3.
COMPANY DESCRIPTION
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4.
BP’S PLACE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
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4.1 Lubricants business
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4.1.1 BP-branded packaging
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4.1.2 Packaging materials and formats
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4.2 Retail business
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4.2.1 BP-branded packaging
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4.2.2 Packaging materials and formats
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4.2.3 Supplier-branded packaging
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4.2.4 Sources of Waste
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4.2.5 Waste Process
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5.
ACTION PLAN (2010 – 2015)
6.
MONITORING AND REPORTING
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7.
CONTACT DETAILS
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APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF COMPLIANCE WITH COVENANT
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACTION PLANS
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APPENDIX 2 – SCHEDULE FOR BP LUBRICANTS SUSTAINABLE
PACKAGING REVIEWS
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BP Australia Group Pty Ltd
Australian Packaging Covenant Action Plan
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (formerly the National
Packaging Covenant), BP Australia Group Pty Ltd (BP) supports efforts to reduce the
environmental impacts of consumer packaging across the supply chain.
BP undertakes a range of activities across the supply chain and is both a brand
owner and a retailer of non BP-branded products and packaging.
This action plan presents commitments against the Covenant’s goals and key
performance indicators, focusing on design, recycling and product stewardship.
First and foremost, BP commits to reviewing all current and future BP branded
packaging against the requirements of the ‘Sustainable Packaging Guidelines’. BP
will develop a formal process for conducting these reviews involving the relevant
internal and external stakeholders. Through this process opportunities to improve
the sustainability of BP packaging may be identified and included in subsequent
amendments to this action plan.
2. INTRODUCTION
This plan details the actions that BP Australia Group Pty Ltd (BP) plans to undertake
in order to meet its commitments as a signatory to the Australian Packaging
Covenant and to support the achievement of the Covenant’s goals and targets.
BP signed on to the National Packaging Covenant in Australia in 2002 and resigned
to the second round in 2005. In line with these commitments and our dedication to
sustainability we are pleased to be a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant
and to present this action plan.
3. COMPANY DESCRIPTION
BP in Australia is engaged in the exploration for and production of oil, natural gas and
liquefied natural gas and the refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum and
lubricant products.
As one of the world’s largest energy companies, BP has operated in Australia since
1920 and currently employs more than 5,000 people, a large proportion of which
work in our retail business.
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4. BP’s PLACE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
BP undertakes a range of activities across the supply chain and is both a brand
owner and a retailer of non BP-branded products and packaging. This action plan
applies to two main areas of our business: (1) our lubricants business and (2) our
network of convenience stores (referred to in this report as our retail business).
4.1 Lubricants business
BP manufactures and distributes an extensive range of lubricants and cleaning
products, covering everything from engine oils to brake fluids for passenger cars,
motorcycle, marine and lawn mowers to heavy duty lubricants for trucks,
earthmovers, diggers and other industrial applications.
For BP’s lubricant’s business, this action plan addresses our efforts in improving the
sustainability of packaging design and other product stewardship actions. BP is also
taking action as a joint signatory under the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP)
action plan. The AIP action plan addresses the management of plastic oil bottles up
to 10 litres in capacity, used to package lubricating oil products for the retail and light
commercial markets. The plastic used for oil bottles packaging is almost exclusively
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The focus of joint efforts under the AIP action
plan is the collection and recycling of the used plastic oil bottles, and the
development of sustainable markets and end uses for the recyclate.
4.1.1 BP-branded packaging
The brands owned by BP that are covered under this section of our Action Plan
include Castrol, BP, and Tribol.
4.1.2 Packaging materials and formats
BP’s branded product packaging types and materials in the lubricants business are
summarised in the Table 1 below:
Table 1. Summary of Lubricants BP-branded packaging materials and formats
Formats
Cartons
Drums
20 L containers
Bottles
Cartridges
Imports
IBC
Labels
Closures
Packaging material
Cardboard
Steel and HDPE
Tin plate
Plastic (HDPE)
Plastic (HDPE)
Plastic ( HDPE)
Plastic ( HDPE)
Plastic (HDPE) and Steel
Paper plus laminate or
varnish coating
Plastic ( HDPE), tin
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4.2 Retail business
BP owns and operates more than 200 service stations around Australia, offering
different convenience store experiences including BP Connect and BP 2Go. All BP
Connect stores also have a Wild Bean Café where you can purchase quality coffee
and food. The coffee is made by trained baristas using Italian coffee machines and
100% Fairtrade Certified coffee beans. There is also a selection of food including hot
toasted wraps, Turkish breads, and a range of pastries baked fresh on site.
4.2.1 BP-branded packaging
The brands owned by BP that are covered under this section of our Action Plan
include Wild Bean Café, BP 2go, and Deluge bottled water.
4.2.2 Packaging materials and formats
BP’s branded product packaging types and materials in the retail business are
summarised in the Table 2 below:
Table 2. Summary of Retail BP-branded packaging materials and formats
Category
Formats
HOT DRINKS
Coffee cups and lids
COLD DRINKS
Freezie, juice, frappe,
smoothie
Deluge bottled water
SANDWICHES
Sandwich wedge
Croissant
Wrap
Toastie
PIES/SAUSAGE ROLLS
YOGHURTS/SALADS
Pies or sausage roll bags
Yoghurt container and lid
Salad container and lid
CAKES
OTHER PACKAGING
SECONDARY /
TERTIARY PACKAGING
Sushi packs
Cookies (4pack)
Muffin, cake, donut,
pastry (Wild Bean)
Muffin
Paper carry bags
Cardboard boxes
Packaging material
Cup: Paper (96%), PET (4%)
Lid: Polystyrene (100%)
PET (100%)
Polypropylene (100%)
Bottle: PET
Lid: HDPE
Paper (98%), Polyethylene (2%)
LDPE (flow wrap)
LDPE (flow wrap)
Paper (50%),
Grease-proof inner lining (50%)
Glassine paper (100%)
PET (100%)
Container and lid: PET (100%)
Sticker: paper (99.5%), Polyethylene (0.5%)
PET (100%)
Paper (60%) PET film (36%) PET coating (4%)
Glassine paper
Polypropylene
Paper
Cardboard
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4.2.3 Supplier-branded packaging
BP’s convenience offer includes a range of different product types with non- BP
branded packaging including:
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Cold drinks and milk
Confectionery and snacks
Tobacco products
Groceries
Magazines and newspapers
Communications products
CD's and DVD's
General merchandise
Car care
We are encouraged that many of our suppliers are also signatories to the packaging
covenant. This provides opportunity for BP to work along side these suppliers to
achieve our mutual goals.
4.2.4 Sources of Waste
We have identified four sources of packaging waste in our retail operations:
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Forecourt bins – located at all refuelling points on the forecourt and accepts
waste from the consumer that may be generated inside the store or brought
to site.
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In-store bins – general bins for in-store waste that accepts waste that is
derived almost exclusively from sales within our retail facility.
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Back-of-house – Bins behind the counter that contain waste generated from
in store and delivery of products as well as larger style skips that contain all
waste generated on site.
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Carried off-site – this relates to packaging that is not disposed of on site.
BP has responsibility for waste contracts at its company-owned and operated sites
however waste generated at dealer sites is the responsibility of the independent
operator. Company-owned and operated sites now have cardboard recycling onsite
as a result of actions taken under BP’s first NPC action plan.
4.2.5 Waste Process
The waste process identified in the diagram below outlines the packaging flow and
also the opportunities for intervention in the waste cycle that will be explored in this
action plan. Some of these actions can be addressed at the corporate level within
the organisation and many will be reliant on the store keeping and operational
activities within the stores.
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Packaging Flow at BP Retail Sites
The diagram above summarises the movement of packaging at a BP Retail Site. It
has helped us identify key opportunities at each stage for minimising, managing and
correctly disposing of packaging and therefore, the framework for detailed actions.
5. ACTION PLAN (2010 – 2015)
This plan covers the period from July 2010 until June 2015.
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Goal 1: Packaging optimised to achieve resource efficiency and reduced environmental impact without compromising product quality and safety. If the organisation is in the
supply chain, there must be specific actions about how it intends to use the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines for design and procurement.
Retail business
Lubricants business
Corporate or
HSSE
Outcomes: Packaging designed to: (a) avoid or minimise the use of materials and other resources; (b) optimise recyclability and recycled content and (c) reduce litter impacts.
Covenant KPI
BP Action
1. Proportion of signatories in
1.1 Review existing BP-branded packaging
the supply chain
against the Sustainable Packaging
implementing the Sustainable
Guidelines.
Packaging Guidelines for
design or procurement of
packaging.
1.2 Investigate innovative program to
generate sales of water in reusable
containers to reduce plastic water
bottle waste
1.3 Review Wildbean café secondary and
tertiary packaging (cardboard) to
identify opportunities to increase the
percentage of post-consumer recycled
material.
1.4 Implement process to review all new or
modified BP-branded packaging
against the Sustainable Packaging
Guidelines.
1.5 Review marketing promotional
materials packaging against the
sustainable packaging guidelines.
Identify opportunities for improvement
and implement these where feasible.
Responsibility
Timeframe
Food Quality &
Jun 2014
Safety Manager
and Regional Food
Service Manager
Packaging Manager Refer to timetable
in Appendix 2
Cold Drinks
Dec 2014
Merchandise
Business Manager
Baseline data
No review system.
Target
100% of existing packaging reviews
completed by Jun 2014.
Evidence
Documented reviews.
No review system.
Documented reviews.
National Operations
Manager
(Interfresh)
Jun 2014
Secondary packaging - limited recycled
content in cardboard
Tertiary packaging - Virgin stretch wrap
plastic used
100% of existing packaging reviews
completed by Dec 2015.
Documented investigation of the feasibility of
a program to generate sales of water in
reusable containers to reduce plastic water
bottle waste
Documented review of secondary and tertiary
packaging opportunities
Food Quality &
Safety Manager
Mar 2014
Existing product development process
does not formally include a documented
sustainable packaging review.
Purchasing
Manager, Asia &
Pacific - Packaging
Dec 2014
Existing global gated product development
process.
Sustainable Packaging Review
procedure.
Documented reviews of new /
major modified packaging.
Updated product development
process
Completed review checklists.
Senior Marketing
Specialist - Retail
Dec 2014
No reviews have been completed to date
Sustainable Packaging Review procedure in
place for all new / major modified packaging
100% of new packaging being reviewed by
Mar 2014.
Existing global gated product development
process updated to ensure 100% of new
packaging is reviewed against the sustainable
packaging guidelines Dec 2014.
Optimised promotional materials distribution
packaging.
Water sold in plastic bottles
BP Australia Group Pty Ltd
Australian Packaging Covenant Action Plan
Documented review.
Documented review.
Documented review.
Goal 2: The efficient collection and recycling of packaging
Outcomes: A contribution to improved recovery of packaging from households and away-from-home sources.
Increased secondary markets for recovered packaging materials
Covenant KPI
2. National recycling rate for
packaging1
3. Proportion of signatories with
on-site recovery systems for
recycling used packaging
4. Proportion of signatories with
a policy to buy products
made from recycled
packaging.
5. Additional tonnes of material
reprocessed in primary and
secondary markets as a
result of Covenant-funded
projects2.
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2
BP Action
3.1 Implement back of house commingled
recycling (where feasible) at all BP
owned and operated retail sites in
QLD/VIC where there is a Wildbean
café. Review the opportunity to roll this
program out nationally and to also
incorporate front of house recycling.
3.2 Trial the recycling of soft plastics within
BP’s company owned and operated
retail network. Two options shall be
trialled / investigated (1) using the
existing waste contractor to collect
segregated soft plastic waste (2) send
segregated soft plastic waste back to
BP logistics provider
3.3 Establish a waste tracking report at
BP’s distribution supplier for Retail
Merchandise. Establish a % waste
recycling metric which will be tracked
as a supplier key performance metric.
3.4 BP’s distribution supplier for retail
merchandise to put in place facilities to
recycle commonly recyclable wastes,
including:
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Soft plastic (including shrink wrap and
strapping)
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Hard plastics (all codes)
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Steel
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Aluminium
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Wood
3.5 For lubricants business, refer to
Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP)
joint action plan.
4.1 Track purchases of stationery products
with recycled content
Responsibility
Environmental
Team
Timeframe
June 2015
Baseline data
Back of house commingled recycling at
approximately 10 company owned retail
sites targeting primarily milk bottle waste.
Target
Increase recycling rates by on average 10%
at each BP owned and operated retail site
where there is a Wildbean café over 2012
baseline.
Evidence
Waste tracking reports. On-site
recycling infrastructure.
Environmental
Team
Dec 2014
There is currently no system in place for
recycling soft plastics at BP’s owned and
operated retail sites.
Establish the feasibility of recycling soft
waste at retail sites including an assessment
of cost, labour impact and operating safety
issues.
Report detailing outcome of
trial.
Supply Chain
Manager, Retail
Trading
Jun 2014
There is currently no waste tracking report
in place
Distribution supplier waste
tracking report.
Supply Chain
Manager, Retail
Trading
Dec 2014
Some facilities exist for recycling however
these do not cover all commonly recyclable
wastes
Waste tracking report in place with report
regularly reviewed.
% waste recycled established as a supplier
key performance metric and reviewed on a
regular basis.
All commonly recyclable wastes diverted
from landfill
Refer to AIP Action
Plan
Refer to AIP
Action Plan
Refer to AIP Action Plan
Refer to AIP Action Plan
Refer to AIP Action Plan
Environmental
Team
Aug 2012
Recycled paper and a range of ‘green’
stationery items supplied to Melbourne
head-office. There is currently no report
which tracks recycled content by mass.
Report in place which tracks recycled
content by mass. Quarterly reviews of the
report. Target increasing the uptake of
stationery with recycled content.
Report which tracks the %
recycled content by mass of all
stationery purchase across BP
Australia
Waste tracking report
Minutes of regular reviews
As noted in the Australian Packaging Covenant, individual signatories are not required to report against this KPI.
As noted in the Australian Packaging Covenant, individual signatories are not required to report against this KPI.
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Goal 3: Demonstrated commitment to product stewardship.
Outcomes: Signatories in the supply chain working with others to improve design and recycling of packaging. Reduction in litter.
Covenant KPI
6. Proportion of
signatories that
have formal
processes for
working with others
to improve design
and recycling of
packaging.
BP Action
6.1 Develop a formal process for the review of
BP-branded packaging against SPG
requirements including working with other
stakeholders both internally and in the
supply chain
6.2 Incorporate into procurement tender
documentation BP’s APC supplier
expectations.
Responsibility
Food Business
Manager
Packaging Manager
Timeframe
See Action 1.1
Baseline data
See Action 1.1
Target
See Action 1.1
Evidence
See Action 1.1
See Action 1.1
See Action 1.1
See Action 1.1
See Action 1.1
Strategic Sourcing
Manager, Procurement
Jun 2014
BP’s APC supplier expectations
not released in tender
documentation.
BP’s APC supplier expectations clearly and concisely
communicated in tender documentation.
BP procurement tender
documentation containing APC
expectations.
7. Proportion of
signatories
demonstrating
other product
stewardship
outcomes.
7.1 Promotional materials print minimum
standards shall be annually reviewed for
opportunities for further improvements
Senior Marketing
Specialist - Retail
Senior Product
Manager - Lubricants
Food Quality & Safety
Manager and Regional
Food Service Manager
Environmental Advisor
Annually
Print minimum standards
incorporated into supplier contract.
Print minimum standards
incorporated into supplier contract.
Limited labelling on current
products.
Jun 2015
No APC standard in place.
Review minimum standards on an annual basis for
opportunities for further improvements
Review minimum standards on an annual basis for
opportunities for further improvements
Increased awareness and education of consumers
about recyclability and proper disposal of BP-branded
products.
APC standard in place which establishes a minimum
standard across BP Australia. It may include:
- Packaging material specification
- Recycling
- Single use plastic bags
- Use disposable cutlery/cups
- Stationery
Print purchases
Documented review of
minimum print standards
Documented review of
minimum print standards
Documented review of
labelling, including any
recommendations.
BP Australia APC Standard.
National Office
Facilities Manager
Jun 2014
No minimum standard for
corporate print materials
National Office
Facilities Manager
Jun 2014
No sustainable packaging reviews
of catering completed to date.
National Office
Facilities Manager
Mar 2014
No complete baseline data across
all BP Australia corporate offices.
See Action 7.2
See Action 7.2
Refer to AIP Action
Plan
Refer to AIP
Action Plan
8. Reduction in the
number of
packaging items in
litter.
7.2 Review labelling of BP-branded products to
encourage recycling and prevent littering.
7.3 Establish an APC standard which
establishes a minimum standard across BP
Australia. It may include:
- Packaging material specification
- Recycling
- Single use plastic bags
- Use disposable cutlery/cups
- Stationery
- Print purchases
7.4 Apply marketing print minimum standards to
corporate print materials e.g. business
cards, letter heads
7.5 Review packaging of catering supplied to
corporate offices against sustainable
packaging guidelines for opportunities to
create more sustainable packaging
outcomes.
7.6 Review use of disposable cups, cutlery,
plates etc. in corporate offices and at
corporate functions for opportunities to
minimise the use of these items by
implementing reusable alternatives.
8.2 Review labelling of BP-branded products to
encourage recycling and prevent littering.
8.3 For lubricants business, refer to Australian
Institute of Petroleum (AIP) joint action plan
Annually
Jun 2014
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Marketing print minimum standards applied to
corporate print materials.
Documented corporate print
minimum standards
Sustainable packaging reviews completed into catering
supplied to corporate offices against sustainable
packaging guidelines. Note the Retail Sustainable
packaging procedure may be used to facilitate these
reviews.
Use of disposable cups, cutlery, plates etc. in corporate
offices and at corporate functions minimised by
implementing reusable alternatives.
Documented reviews using the
retail sustainable packaging
template.
See Action 7.2
See Action 7.2
See Action 7.2
Refer to AIP Action Plan
Refer to AIP Action Plan
Refer to AIP Action Plan
Documented review detailing
opportunities and outcomes.
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6. MONITORING AND REPORTING
Responsibility for monitoring and reporting on the Australian Packaging Covenant
action plan will be undertaken by BP’s Environment and Sustainability Advisor. This
will be undertaken in conjunction with relevant parts of the business that have
responsibility for implementation.
The KPI’s BP will report on in its annual report are shown in the Action Table above
and include those required under the APC. Records of data collection and actions
taken will be collated and kept by BP’s Environmental Compliance and Sustainability
Team.
7. CONTACT DETAILS
For further information on BP Australia’s Packaging Covenant action plan please
contact:
Amy Ahmet
Environmental Reporting Analyst
BP Australia Pty Ltd
Level 14 717 Bourke Street Docklands VIC 3008
Ph: (03) 9268 4617
Email: amy.ahmet@bp.com
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APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF COMPLIANCE WITH COVENANT
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACTION PLANS
The following table summarises how BP Australia is satisfying Australian Packaging
Covenant’s Action Plan requirements:
Requirement
Information
provided
Action Plan section
reference
The name of the organisation and
its subsidiaries
YES
2
Nature of Organisation (What it
does, its size or turnover)
YES
3
Brands owned by the organisation
YES
4
The place of the organisation in the
supply chain
YES
4
Packaging materials and formats
used by the organisation
YES
4
The period covered by the plan
YES
5
Contact details for the person
responsible for implementing the
plan
YES
7
The specific actions for
implementing the commitments
under the Covenant and supporting
the achievement of the Covenant’s
objectives and goals.
YES
5
Baseline data for all performance
indicators
YES
5
Formal commitment by the CEO or
equivalent to implement the action
plan.
YES
Foreword
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APPENDIX 2 – SCHEDULE FOR BP LUBRICANTS SUSTAINABLE
PACKAGING REVIEWS
The following table timetables how BP will progressively review existing BP
lubricants packaging against the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines.
Packaging Type
Plastic - HDPE
Steel drums
Sub-category
20L
10L
5L
4L
2.5L
1L
500ml
200ml
500gram tubs
450 gram cartridges
2.5kg pails
20kg pails
205L
Complete by
2012-2013
Part 1
- assessments against sustainable
packaging guidelines
Jun 2015
PART2
- review of opportunities and
decisions regarding
implementation of opportunities
2012-2013
Part 1 - assessments against
sustainable packaging guidelines
Jun 2015
PART2 - review of opportunities
and decisions regarding
implementation of opportunities
Poly ethylene drums
200L
Jun 2015
tinplate
20L
2012-2013
Part 1 - assessments against
sustainable packaging guidelines
Jun 2015.
PART2 - review of opportunities
and decisions regarding
implementation of opportunities
IBC – 1000L standard
IBC - other
Closures
Jun 2015
Trisure
Reike
Visy closures
Design Moldings
TC Hoffmann
Dec 2015
Dec 2015
Dec 2015
Dec 2015
Dec 2015
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Cartons – local
Labels Imported products –
Drums
Cartons
Bottles
Caps
Labels
Visyboard
AC Labels
Quality label services
2014
Part 1 - assessments against
sustainable packaging guidelines
Jun 2015
PART2 - review of opportunities
and decisions regarding
implementation of opportunities
Dec 2015
June 2014 – June 2015
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