Together with our customers, suppliers, other external partners and, most importantly, the communities in which we do business, we aim to create shared value. Collaborating closely with our partners and engaging in dialogue is central to the growth of a sustainable industry.

Transparent exchange of information

We ensure that our exchange of information with customers is always ethical and transparent through our collaboration with SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), which is the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data. We regularly provide and submit data on our labour standards, environmental efforts, health and safety initiatives and business integrity.

Seven of our global manufacturing sites (Beijing in China, Parma and Mantova in Italy, and Octeville, Saint Laurent sur Sèvre, Corcelles-les-Cîteaux and Lisieux in France) were independently audited by Bureau Veritas using the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) 4-Pillar framework. The successful audit covered Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Practises.

Industry associations, partnerships and memberships

High standards are essential for our business and the industry as a whole. We collaborate with industry associations and engage in partnerships and memberships with organisations to maintain and raise standards.


Sidel is a member of R-Cycle – an open tracing standard for sustainable plastic packaging. By providing a digital product passport, R-Cycle allows the implementation of a circular economy and a highly efficient value chain, connects all value-added partners along the cycle – from packaging manufacturers and converters to the recycling industry. 

With R-Cycle, production machinery records automatically all recycling-related properties in a digital product passport, pass this along the value chain, and make it retrievable. Thus, waste-sorting lines can identify recyclable packaging and form recycling-friendly and pure fractions.

This is the basis for obtaining high-quality recyclates to establish a working circular economy.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Sidel is a member of the The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. It works with, and inspire, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The vision is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for people and the environment. Business models, products, and materials are designed to increase use and reuse, replicating the balance of the natural world, where nothing becomes waste and everything has value. A circular economy, increasingly built on renewable energy and materials, is distributed, diverse, and inclusive.

International Technical Center for Bottling and related Packaging

Sidel is a member of the International Technical Center for Bottling and related Packaging (known by its French acronym 'Cetie') - an inter-professional organisation at the service of the bottling industry.

It brings together producers of packaging and materials, users (including bottlers and distributors), equipment manufacturers, and national and international professional organizations with the target to create reference documents, ensuring consistent quality levels of bottled products.

Cetie documents are recognised in the sector as reference works. The organisation participates in standardization via the CEN Technical Committee TC 261 and TC 261/SC5/WG25 (Rigid plastic packaging). Cetie documents can be proposed directly as draft CEN / ISO standards.

French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association

Sidel is a member of the French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association (known by its French acronym 'Elipso'), a forum for information, thought and tangible action for the plastic and flexible packaging industry.

With more than 130 member companies, Elipso represents 70-90% of the French market by turnover, depending on the sector. At a European level, Elipso is an active member of the European Plastic Converters and Flexible Packaging Europe associations.

International Society of Beverage Technologists

Sidel is a member of the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) - the world's leading organization of professionals and students, who engage in the technical and scientific aspects of soft drinks and beverages.

The ISBT (formerly SSDT) was founded in 1953 and now consists of over 1,000 members worldwide. The target is to enhance the promotion, development and dissemination of knowledge relating to the art and science of beverage technology for the non-alcoholic beverage industry. Focus areas of activity include beverage formulation, production, packaging, equipment and distribution.

ISBT does this by providing forums for scholarly discussion, stimulating the application of science in the industry, publishing "voluntary" technical standards and guidelines and encouraging and fostering research.

PETcore Europe

Sidel is a member of PETcore Europe (formerly Petcore – PET COntainer REcycling), an association based in Brussels representing the complete PET value chain in Europe, from PET manufacture to conversion into packaging and recycling, and other related activities.

The association works with all stakeholders to ensure the sustainable growth of PET as a packaging material of choice, and also to further increase post-consumer PET collection and recycling. They are liaising with the European institutions about the importance of the PET value chain, especially as PET is significantly contributing to the Circular Economy.



Sidel is a member of NAPCOR, the National Association for PET Container Resources, founded in 1987. Covering the United States, Canada and Mexico, NAPCOR works to promote the introduction, use and successful recycling of PET, while communicating the environmental attributes of this packaging material.

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