Tailored solutions for a better world

Today, tomorrow and beyond

Bunzl has always provided its customers with tailored solutions and it is no different when it comes to supporting their progress on sustainability.

Our global scale, vast experience, flexibility and unwavering passion means we are working proactively to help solve the problems society faces, both now and in the future. Whether that’s helping our customers innovate, improving the ways we do things to be more efficient, or partnering with communities and other stakeholders to make a difference.

We understand our role as an influential leader in the transition to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Delivering value to our customers

Tailoring alternative products for customers

We help customers find innovative solutions to reduce their plastic footprints.

We recently worked with a UK grocer to design a successful alternative to the plastic domes they used for hot rotisserie items, replacing this with a new bag which removed the difficult-to-recycle black plastic, reduced the weight of the packaging and improved logistical efficiency.

Differentiating our offer with sustainability

Our capabilities differentiate us and drive a very compelling offer for our clients. This helped us win a new contact, supporting a facilities management company in the UK, Andron.

In addition to improved logistics that will reduce the overall carbon footprint of the service they receive, we also provide a closed-loop solution where product containers are collected and sent back to the factory to be washed, refilled and reused.

Helping customers meet their

We have developed proprietary material footprint reports that provide customers with the information they need to report progress against their packaging commitments accurately. 

Using these tools to work closely with our customers gives us a great opportunity to demonstrate the alternative solutions we can offer that would help them meet their recyclability targets or the requirements of new legislation.

Our areas of focus

We have identified four key areas where we can have the greatest impact.

A Compostable Carrier Bag Supplied To The Coop By Bunzl Retail Supplies

Providing tailored solutions

Our scale means we can drive change quickly and we are well placed to provide customers with trusted and objective advice on complex issues.



of Group revenue is attributable to non-packaging products or packaging products made from alternative materials that are well suited to a circular economy

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Responsible supply chains

Our unique sourcing and auditing function based in Shanghai allows us to have a thorough level of oversight over our supply chain.



of our purchasing spend today is either in low risk regions, with assessed or compliant suppliers in high risk regions, or on other non-product related costs

Ariel view of Bunzl warehouse

Taking action on climate change

Our solutions significantly reduce road miles and minimise both our and our customers’ carbon footprint by consolidating deliveries.



more carbon efficient since 2019, with an 18% reduction in absolute emissions

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Investing in our people

Our large family of local businesses continuing to support local communities and accelerating their diversity and inclusivity practices.



of our Board and executive team combined are female, meeting our target for this level

James Pitcher

James Pitcher

Group Head of Sustainability

Email: sustainability@bunzl.com

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