Europe’s Convenience Food Packaging Association

Operational standards

Pack2Go Europe expects its Member to practice and promote high professional standards in carrying out its business and in its relationships with other Members, suppliers, customers, stockholders and other associations. The operational standards laid down in these Guiding Principles relate to the business and social responsibilities of the members, and the specific commitments of Members relate to the features of the products they sell and the impact of their operations on the environment.

Ensuring the safety of our plants and of our products

Members of Pack2Go Europe are committed to: providing safe and healthy working conditions for their employees in line with relevant guidelines recommended by the International Labour Organisation and as required by local laws; banning any practice of forced, compulsory or child labor in their own plants or (through relevant supplier policies) the plants of their suppliers; promoting the safe design, use and handling of their products; and complying with laws relating to the protection of the environment. Members of Pack2Go Europe treat each employee with equality, respect and dignity. They meet or exceed the laws, rules and regulations in the countries in which they operate. Members are expected to promote these goals in carrying out their business.

Conducting our business with integrity

Our standards imply a commitment of Members of Pack2Go Europe to act with integrity and with respect for the many people, organizations and environments, in which it carries out its business, and to comply with the laws and regulations of the countries in which it operates.

Honesty in relationships between Members and with the outside world

Members of Pack2Go Europe place a premium on honesty and fair dealing in relationships with and among Members and in conducting their business activities. Members are expected to be truthful in dealing with others. All reports or responses to questions provided within the Association or to outsiders (customers, suppliers, financial institutions, governmental agencies of all kinds, other organizations and/or people with a need or right to receive information) are expected to be truthful, accurate and not misleading in any way.

Promoting fair competition

The products and services promoted by the Members of the Association will be sold on their merits. Members will compete vigorously and fairly in the markets they serve. They will not enter into illegal arrangements nor engage in illegal concerted activities with their competitors or with others. Products will be described truthfully and accurately. Misleading stakeholders through deceptive acts or practice, false advertising or claims, misinterpretation of other members’ products or other unfair methods of competition are in conflict with these guidelines.

Providing accurate information

Pack2Go Europe relies on the integrity of the records and information reported to it by its Members so that it can, in turn, produce and provide information and reports to international and government agencies and to other associations. So it is essential that all records are accurate and complete. Pack2Go Europe in turn guarantees the absolute confidentiality of the records and information reported by its Members, unless this information is in the public domain at the time of disclosure. In so doing, Pack2Go Europe and its members will respect relevant competition/anti-trust laws.

Spreading our standards

Member of Pack2Go Europe and their subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world will support the Association's principles of business ethics and behave in a manner consistent with these high operational standards.

Governance

Pack2Go Europe will investigate any reported matter of no compliance and, if the Association determines that violation has occurred, its Plenary Assembly will take immediate appropriate action.