At DS Smith sustainability is the foundation of our overall business strategy. Our core business is the design and manufacture of innovative, sustainable packaging solutions that consider the entire supply chain. Through product design and innovation, sourcing, manufacturing operations, customer supply cycles, end of life and recycling, we recognise that our operations have both direct and indirect impacts on sustainable development.
In our automotive offering we prioritise reusability, repairability and recyclability through our multi-material packaging solutions. We focus on designing lightweight, durable packaging which can protect and transport automotive parts safely, time and time again. An example is our corrugated plastic transit packaging transporting automotive parts again and again through the supply chain, lasting up to seven years in total. For these products, our designers focus on reducing material complexity down to one single polymer, allowing for efficient, high-quality, 100 per cent recyclability at end of life.