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Sika Sustainable Packaging Challenge North America 2023

Why be a common supplier when you can be an extraordinary one?

Join Sika’s 1st Sustainable Packaging Challenge for North America!

Let's build a more sustainable future, together.

Sustainability matters to us and we know that it’s not just about results on paper, but also how we get there. That’s why we are looking to join forces to discover the best version of what a Sika supplier can be; taking into account the sustainability of its products and innovation in materials.

This is what it means to be an extraordinary supplier. Are you up for the Challenge?

Are you up for the Challenge?

FAQs

All proposals should demonstrate a reduction in CO2 emissions by including post-consumer recycled materials (i.e.: bio-based materials, compostable materials, reusable materials and/or a product lifecycle that contributes to a circular economy, which is defined as packaging that involves the sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling of existing materials and products in a manner that extends the lifecycle of materials and products).*

 

*all packing including rigid plastic must comply with the requirements of California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container (RPPC) Regulation and/or any such similar laws or regulations.

Sustainability is one of six (6) factors that will be considered in evaluating all proposals and finalist presentations.  In addition to sustainability, other factors include: feasibility, affordability, operational efficiency, logistical efficiency and marketability.

The eligible packaging categories include corrugated boxes, valve bags, plastic cartridges, plastic pails, and tin plate pails.

To participate, you must register by May 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET). All proposals are due by June 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET. 

Proposals should be approximately 5-10 slides in PowerPoint format and should be submitted to Caterina Barbante at barbante.caterina@ch.sika.com.

Participants selected as Finalists will be notified by June 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET and will have to confirm their presence by June 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

The winner of the Packaging Challenge will receive $500 (five hundred) USD and will be announced throughout the Sika organization globally through internal media, and externally through Sika’s main channels (website and social media platforms). 

The winner will also have the opportunity to discuss a potential supply agreement with Sika. However, a supply agreement is not guaranteed and any potential agreement between Sika and the winner shall be subject to Sika’s business needs and discretion, as well as due diligence and negotiation.

Participants can submit up to three (3) proposals.

All participants are welcome to schedule a visit to a Sika plant during the Proposal Period, by contacting Daniel Munt (munt.daniel@us.sika.com).  The location of the Sika plant will be based on the specific packaging technology associated with the participant’s proposal. Visits are at the expense of each participant.

There is no fee or charge to participate. However, if you choose to visit a Sika plant or are selected as a finalist to attend the Live Exhibition, you are responsible for all associated travel costs and ancillary expenses, including but not limited to all personal transport, meals and accommodations. Sika will provide the event room for the Live Exhibition presentation and standard audiovisual tools, the details of which will be provided to finalists in advance of the Live Exhibition.