IMS Policy

Integrated Management System (IMS) Policy

We intend to be a world class company that not only delivers quality products & services but also takes care of its personal wellbeing, safety, environment, energy & overall sustainability of the community.

We are committed to achieve this by:

  1. Complying with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
  2. Setting objectives and targets for reviewing and continually improving management systems as we are upgrading our IMS, BRC, HFMS and EnMS in perpetuity.
  3. Developing an effective IMS, BRC, HFMS and EnMS to reduce waste, eliminate hazards, environmental impact mitigation, prevent incident / accident, ill health& pollution& conserve all natural/synthetic resources.
  4. Ensuring that all food related packaging material is procured, stock up, produced, stored and delivered in safe and hygienic condition as per customerrequirements.
  5. Creating a safe and work friendly environment for all stakeholders
  6. Implementing individual compatibility to comply with IMS, BRC, HFMS, and EnMS requirements.
  7. Managing our social impacts, such as human rights and supply chain sustainability throughout our product life cycle
  8. Working with our suppliers to mitigate potential risk for continuous improvement
  9. Ensuring the peace of mind of our consumers by providing Halaal Packaging and Consumer Products and effective communication on Halaal food issues with our suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties in the food chain.
  10. Improving the organization’s energy performance through the implementation of energy management system. This is done by avoiding energy wastage, continually improving our energy performance and upholding legal and other requirements regarding energy. We also ensure the availability of information and resources necessary to achieve energy objectives and set targets. We also support the purchase of energy-efficient products, services and design for energy performance improvement
  11. Leading by example and committing to keeping our own carbon footprint to an absolute minimum.
  12. Reducing our water foot print along with its conservation considering it as an asset of nature.

This policy is applicable to each individual whether employee, contractor / sub-contractor, supplier, visitor and all other stake holders of Packages Limited. It is available for all via printed copies, intranet and internet postings

This policy is applicable to each individual whether employee, contractor/sub-contractor, suppliers, visitors and all other stake holders of Company.

Recycling Paper

Packages has the capability of producing 100% recycled paper. Various grades of paper and board (shipping, cartons, newsprint, magazines, imported waste paper) are collected and then shredded. This is fed to a huge mixer where a controlled percentage of virgin pulp and used paper are mixed together to produce material for recycled paper.

Effluent and Waste Management

Discharged water from the paper and board mill goes to a septic tank where heavy, insoluble material settles down and is constantly scooped out. Specialized cleaning equipment removes the residual sludge and suspended particles. The suspended solids are separated and treated on sludge de-watering equipment and thickened for disposal.
The introduction of the new method of using wheat straw as a raw material was a bold step partly aimed at reducing the chemical load of the effluent. An even bolder step was taken with the import of Chemical Recovery Plant in 1997. Black liquor, which poses severe difficulties in the effluent treatment system in any pulp mill, is concentrated in this plant to 58% solids and then incinerated in a waste heat boiler, where organic impurities are destroyed and the steam generated is utilized for evaporating the incoming liquor. The ash, containing inorganic compounds, is dissolved in water to recover any available chemicals.

Water Management

This is a recent part of the green policy adopted by Packages. It includes reduction of the usage of water in all stages of its processes. Better water management has led to better utilization of water and other raw inputs.
At 300 tonnes per tonne of pulp produced, the quantity of water itself poses serious problems of extraction and disposal. To reduce it, a dissolved air flocculation system and special filters have been added to different streams of reusable water and wherever possible, fresh water in various processes has gradually been replaced with this water.

Independent Energy House

Packages is self-sufficient in its power generation capabilities with an installed capacity of 26MW. A local boiler meets the company’s steam demands.


These efforts were streamlined in 1997 through the formation of a committee of internal experts to look regularly into issues concerning environment, health and safety. The committee is currently involved in the management of fresh water use, effluent management, control on air emissions, energy conservation and maintenance of health and safety standards in the company. It uses guidelines provided by the National Environment Quality Standards (NEQS) as a benchmark, even modifying processes to conform to its objectives.
As a result of combined efforts, the quantity of water used, as well as its BOD and COD has been reduced significantly. Steam consumption and heat energy consumption in 2003 have both shown a reduction of over 16% each compared to 1999. The electricity use in the same period has gone down by an impressive 25%.
These activities have acquired such importance for the company that out of US$ 100 million spent on new processes and technology in the last few years, 20% were spent on environmental issues alone.


Being a responsible body corporate, Packages Ltd. is aware of the harmful effects of deforestation on our ecology. We strive to be environmentally aware and observe the highest social, environmental, occupational health and safety standards in the market.
Alongside other achievements, we take pride in announcing that we implement our best efforts to avoid trading and sourcing wood or wood fiber from the following categories:

  • Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products
  • Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations
  • Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations
  • Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use
  • Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations
  • Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions, as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998

We also claim that we comply with all the legal and regulatory requirements in this regard.

This policy is applicable to each individual whether employee, contractor/sub-contractor, supplier, visitor and all other stake holders of Packages Limited. It is available for all via printed copies, intranet and internet postings.