Within the John Cotton Group, we have developed a new packaging policy that meets the expectations of our customers by minimising the use of natural resources, supporting a circular economy and protecting the environment.
100% of packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by the end of 2023.
50% reduction in virgin plastic packaging by the end of 2025 vs. 2019 baseline.
100% of paper packaging is to be sourced from sustainability-managed forests by the end of 2022.
100% of packaging to incorporate valid On Pack Recycling Logos (OPRL).
First to market with low Carbon packaging derived from sugar cane
All our packaging now contains a minimum of 30% recycled content
Explore and implement alternative packaging methods to reduce material usage
Introduction of UK post-consumer recycled content across the plastic portfolio
We’ve retained our core values, and all decision-making remains within the group. 1,000+ UK employees. Mr John Cotton MBE, Chairman.
Established in 1916, with over 100 years experience.
Between our offices, sourcing presence and factories, we span across 6 different countries and 3 continents. Head office in West Yorkshire.
With a large share of the market, we’re the largest supplier in the category.