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DS Smith steps up its commitment to sustainability reporting excellence by investing in CRedit360 sustainability software

European packaging giant DS Smith has invested in CRedit360’s award-winning sustainability software to track its environmental and social impacts with greater precision and take its sustainability reporting to the next level. DS Smith, which employs 20,000 people worldwide, is the leading supplier of recycled packaging for consumer goods, offering its customers high standards of service, quality and innovation on a sustainable basis. DS Smith will use the CRedit360 system to manage vital sustainability data in its corrugated packaging, paper, plastics and closed loop recycling businesses across 250 sites in 22 countries.

"Each of our stakeholders has their own unique sustainability agenda and requires information on different aspects of our social and environmental performance," explains Mark Greenwood, Sustainability Director, DS Smith. "As part of our commitment to helping our customers, brand owners and retailers achieve their sustainability goals, we’ve invested in the CRedit360 solution to ensure that we manage and deliver this information efficiently and transparently."

"We will be able to track the most relevant indicators for our locations rapidly, and collate that data centrally," continues Greenwood. "We’ll also benefit from using the system to automatically calculate CO2 equivalents. We’re confident that the approach offered by CRedit360 will improve the accuracy and timeliness of data collection and enhance the quality of our reporting. This in turn will help to simplify the process of assurance and verification and generate cost savings."

Some 500 DS Smith employees will use the web-based system to capture carbon, energy and environmental data on a monthly basis. CRedit360 is creating a robust set of indicators – covering industry-specific issues – to help the company maximise its reporting potential, in line with G4 and CDP requirements, and respond to customer requests.

"We’re delighted to be helping DS Smith to fulfil its ambition of achieving outstanding sustainability reporting," says Mark Shields, Managing Director, CRedit360. "Using our system, the company will be able to scale its data collection activities with great flexibility, as it pursues an ever more precise view of its sustainability performance. Our reporting tools will help to deliver the clarity required to convey progress and demonstrate industry-leading sustainability credentials."

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