We are an Ākina certified Impact Supplier

Exciting news! Alongside iconic New Zealand brands Karma Drinks and Trade Aid, Better Packaging Co is now officially an Ākina certified Impact Supplier. What does this mean for us and our fabulous customers?


Akina Impact Supplier

What is an Ākina certified Impact Supplier?

Being an Ākina certified Impact Supplier is a mark of distinction in the realm of sustainable business practice in New Zealand. It signifies that we've met rigorous criteria set by Ākina, a renowned organisation dedicated to fostering social enterprise and sustainable solutions. This certification is a testament to our commitment to making a positive impact on the environment and society.


Ākina means ‘To challenge, to encourage, or urge onwards’. It’s a powerful call to make change through bold action.


Why is this certification important?

By adhering to the stringent standards set by Ākina, we ensure that every aspect of our operations, from sourcing materials to manufacturing processes, aligns with sustainable practices. This commitment to sustainability not only benefits the planet but also resonates with conscious consumers who prioritise better social solutions.

This means we meet three key criteria:


1. Prioritising Public Benefit Over Private Gains

As an Ākina certified Impact Supplier, Better Packaging Co. is committed to using profits and resources to grow our organisation's impact. This means that we prioritise creating positive change in the world over maximising private profits. Every decision we make is guided by the goal of making a difference and benefiting the public.


2. Products and Services Designed for Business and Government

Our products at Better Packaging Co. are designed to be sold to businesses, government agencies, and other organisations. By catering to a wider market, we are able to amplify our impact and reach more people with our sustainable packaging solutions.


3. Demonstrating Positive Impact

Being an Ākina certified Impact Supplier means that we can show tangible evidence of the positive impact we are making. In 2023 we removed 0.5 million kg of plastic pollution from South East Asian coastal communities and recycled it into POLLAST!C packaging. 


This means that when you choose Better Packaging Co for your company's packaging needs, you can be assured that you're not just getting high-quality, sustainable products – you're also supporting a company committed to making a positive difference.


Further reading:


Akina Certification for the Better Packaging Co

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