A SCOTTISH packaging company has signed up to a key campaign to help shape the focus to sustainable business.

Port Glasgow-based McLaren Packaging, a specialist supplier to the Scotch Whisky industry, has signed up to the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, which is a global push to rally leadership and support from businesses and government and set the scene for a low carbon recovery.

Donald McLaren, McLaren managing director, said packaging that promotes and protects its contents, reduces waste and enables efficient recycling, allows brand owners to make a greater contribution towards their sustainability goals, and that the company that manufactures the packaging has an important role to play.

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“Sustainability is not an initiative that will be here one day and gone the next it is fundamental to the way that we approach business now and in the future,” he said.

“Over the past two years we have invested significant time and effort into understanding our environmental impact and how we can reduce it.”

Founded in 1979, McLaren Packaging supplies a range of paper-based packaging to the Scotch whisky industry and operates from six factories across central Scotland with annual revenues of £35 million and group employees totalling 260.