Measure Your Baseline
If your organisation has started on the continuous improvement journey of measuring, managing and reporting its 'plastic footprint', please let us know and we can help promote your good engagement on the report. There is no right or wrong number, but in order to be better informed, with more efficient management to move into the circular economy, you need to know what you have, via measurement, before you manage those resources.
You may also wish to contact us if you need help getting started, would like some example metrics and questions to consider, or would like to report confidentially to PDP, rather than publicly in your existing sustainability reporting programme. PDP Questions for the following stakeholder groups are included:
All types of companies can participate in PDP, whether publicly or privately held, since almost all of us use plastic in one way or another for different parts of our businesses or organizations. In addition to companies, all other forms of organisations including universities, hospitals and local governments are encouraged to participate.
The main focus of the PDP is on companies in the consumer goods and technology sectors, and service industries such as travel, hospitality, facillities, and institutions that may use or sell plastic-intensive products on a relatively large scale. The PDP also encourages smaller companies to become involved, some of whom have new solutions or best practices that can be applied on a larger scale.
Our work is intended to highlight the efforts made by companies and other organizations to measure their plastic footprint, and encourage the development of more active strategies to manage and reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste via the use of more recycled content, change in design, and movement of the materials they use into a more circular economy. In particular, we can highlight companies that are market leaders and solution providers, thereby providing an example for others to follow, and setting standards for best practice. We seek to champion those that manage their plastic footprint responsibly - whether that be through innovative plastic products and solutions, reducing operational waste, increasing recycling, optimising plastic consumption, choosing favourable alternatives, recovering products and packaging after use, or ensuring proper disposal at end-of-life.
Organisations of all forms -- public, private, institutions, governments, clubs, facilities -- can take on PDP's "Plastic Footprint Challenge": commiting to measure and report their plastic footprint, and thus developing plastic management strategies that are effective, efficient, economical and environmentally friendly.
For more information on PDP, please contact:
For organizations that would like to participate in PDP including companies, universities, hospitals, local governments or other institutions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For asset owners, fund managers, non-profits and other stakeholders that would like to support the PDP by signing an endorsement letter or providing financial support, please contact: email@example.com