Sabert Corporation Releases 2022 Sustainability Report

Global Food Packaging Leader Shares Significant Strides in Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing Optimizations


SAYREVILLE, NJ., May 31, 2023 – Sabert Corporation, a global leader in innovative and sustainable food packaging solutions, released its 2022 Sustainability Report, providing in-depth insights about its sustainability efforts.

The report highlights advanced packaging initiatives, critical investments, and customer partnerships; all developed to support the company’s steadfast commitment to contributing to a more sustainable and dependable future.

“Food packaging plays a vital role in creating a sustainable food ecosystem,” said Rebecca Locker, Director of Sustainability at Sabert Corporation. “We understand that we have an environmental responsibility to help protect the planet for future generations. Rooted in 40 years of innovation, Sabert has invested in research and development to bring new, more environmentally conscious products to market across all our product lines. Our manufacturing facilities continue to make significant progress toward optimizing energy and water consumption while minimizing waste throughout our operations. We are energized by our progress this year and will continue to build upon our strong foundation to push our sustainability practices forward.”

 Highlights from the 2022 report include:

·  New product development results, including the global launch of 268 new products, of which 81% are considered sustainable.

·  The removal of intentionally added PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substance) from 100% of its pulp and paper products by December 2023.

·  The kickstarting of automation projects, such as installing a new-to-the-world in-line labeler at the New Jersey site that resulted in a 93% reduction in energy demand for labeling operations and helped to improve worker safety.

·  Over 99% of the company’s secondary packaging waste was reused or recycled, including cardboard, pallets, and plastic sacs.

·  Tailored solutions to help customers achieve their sustainability goals and optimize package composition through customization and product innovation.

·  Enhanced efforts at Nuvida, Sabert’s fully-owned recycling facility that produces high-quality resin from post-consumer and post-industrial waste that can be used for food packaging and other applications.

·  Industry engagement opportunities to support legislation and policies that promote innovation and adoption of new sustainable food packaging.

·  The reaffirmation of Sabert’s global strategic commitment to have 80% of sales come from sustainable products by 2025.


The report also details Sabert’s employee growth opportunities, worker health and safety initiatives, and community support programs, focusing on employee safety training and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

“Our people-first approach is built upon our core values that guide how we can continue to strive for results, serve our customers and help us improve the industry,” shared Brian Wheeler, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Sabert Corporation. “Using these values as our foundation, we take great pride in investing in our employees and empowering them to grow and succeed by fostering an environment of innovation, creativity, and support for each other and the communities in which we operate. Our passionate workforce is fueled daily by our purpose of reinventing food packaging to nourish and protect our world.”

Read the complete 2022 Sabert Sustainability Report here.

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About Sabert

Sabert is a leading global manufacturer of innovative food packaging products and solutions. The company was founded in 1983 grounded in the purpose of reinventing food packaging to nourish and protect our world. Headquartered in Sayreville, New Jersey, Sabert operates North American facilities in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia, as well as manufacturing facilities in Nivelles, Belgium; Kimbolton, England; Lodz, Poland; and Zhongshan, China. Using its proprietary Packaging Value Model™, Sabert combines deep insights about food lifecycles and consumer lifestyles with fast and flexible production capabilities. Its industry-leading product designs encompass all five areas of innovative packaging: Performance, Presentation, Safety, Sustainability and Economics.  For more information, visit