Climate Leadership

Since the invention of Bubble Wrap® in 1960, Sealed Air has continued to lead the way in sustainable packaging by re-imagining our own operations along the way. 

Today, we use our own facilities as a laboratory for developing best practices. Our established shared culture of continuous improvement across our global operations has inspired new ways of managing operations and unlocking innovative opportunities. Opportunities identified by employees who thoroughly embrace the chance to turn our operations into the model of resource efficiency.

In turn, our impact on the environment is reduced while the ability to generate profits is enhanced. Because operating our business in a sustainable way is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes good business sense. By measuring and tracking the impact of our operations at more than 200 sites globally, Sealed Air developed monthly reports on each location’s resource use and emissions.

We set specific targets for energy, greenhouse gases, water and waste. Improving plans to address environmental impact and cost reduction goals. 

Awards & Recognition

Climate Performance Leadership Index A List

Sealed Air’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate risks of potential climate change have been recognized by CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. 

Recognized as leaders in mitigating climate change, Sealed Air was named to the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) A List and earned a position in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers

Sealed Air is a proud member in the WWF Climate Savers program.  Climate Savers is an opportunity for the collaboration and advancement of efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change globally. Sealed Air is a Climate Savers member due to our commitment to reduce green house gases in our operations by 25% and to reduce our Scope 3 emissions with our new product and solutions development processes.

Green Giving Corporation

American industrial facilities generate and dispose of approximately 7.6 billion tons of industrial solid waste each year, according to the EPA. Reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing excess products can have an enormous impact on our environment. Through partnerships with companies like Sealed Air, Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of these corporate excess products each year.

We work throughout the year with Matthew:25 Ministries to rescue, recycle, reuse and repurpose millions of pounds of excess products, saving these products from landfill, protecting our environment and helping millions of people throughout the world each year. Through our work, we've been recognized as a Green Giving Corporation which recognizes the pinnacle of responsible corporate environmental stewardship through the Green Giving program.

Alliance For Water Stewardship

Sealed Air was one of the first businesses to help the Alliance for Water Stewardship develop an international standard for responsible water management. The Beta version of the standard was launched in March 2013 and, after five years of work, the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s International Water Stewardship Standard was released in April 2014.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Named by CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system, as one of 63 companies in the S&P 500 to be in their S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Company disclosures to CDP are scored on a scale of 100 for completeness and data quality. Companies in the top 10 percent for disclosure scores are awarded a position on the CDLI.

Asean Corporate Sustainability Award

Sealed Air was recognized for our work to support sustainability livelihoods in Asia through initiatives such as Soap for Hope. This award of excellence recognizes our exceptional contribution in integrating resource efficiency with sustainable livelihood.

Proof of Sealed Air's leadership in sustainability