September 24, 2023

SIG Joins Global Call for COVID-19 Recovery Aligned with Climate Science

SIG, a systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has joined forces with other major companies in calling on governments worldwide to align their economic recovery efforts from COVID-19 with the latest climate science. The joint statement, signed by 155 multinational corporations, urges policymakers to support a zero-carbon economy by incorporating climate commitments into recovery plans. The initiative, known as Recover Better, is the largest CEO-led climate advocacy effort supported by the United Nations.

SIG’s CEO, Rolf Stangl, emphasizes the need for collective action to address the climate emergency while navigating the impact of the pandemic. The company is dedicated to delivering low-carbon solutions and reducing its own emissions in line with scientific recommendations. The Recover Better campaign, facilitated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the UN Global Compact, and the We Mean Business coalition, aims to build resilience against future shocks and achieve net-zero emissions well before 2050.

Lila Karbassi, Chief of Programmes at the UN Global Compact and SBTi board member, emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts to address the interlinked crises of climate change and the pandemic. By advocating for science-based action, the signatories aim to reduce vulnerability to future shocks and disasters while driving sustainable development.

While SIG continues to prioritize the fight against COVID-19 and support its employees, communities, customers, and supply chains, the company remains committed to its long-term sustainability goals. The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the importance of resilient and sustainable practices in the face of global challenges.

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