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SUSTAINABILITY

A better world with Keter

For the past 70 years, we have been a world leader in resin-based products, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We believe we can encourage sustainable consumption through the use of reusable plastics and by extending the life of our products. This includes ensuring that our operations, from material and design innovation to manufacturing processes, are undertaken responsibly.

Recyclability & Recycling

We design for 100% recyclability. We use post-industrial and post-consumer waste as a source of raw material.

Responsible Manufacturing

We invest in process efficiencies and taking steps to minimise our operational footprint. Many of our factories use solar power and are fully automated, reducing labour and electricity.

Designed to last

We don’t believe in single-use plastic products. Our products are designed to last for years. We want all our products to have minimal impact on the planet.

Community

We are respectful and work to promote diversity within Keter. We are involved in volunteer activities in the local communities.

Some of the Things we Do

Materials Innovation

We believe innovation in materials is one of the main ways we will solve the sustainability challenge.

We want to double our use of recycled materials by 2028. We are already the largest user of recycled plastics in our industry, reusing 120,000 tons of plastics in 2018! Our Curver Ecolife and Infinity ranges are made from 100% recycled waste. Our RDF team is constantly developing new zero-waste 100% recyclable products.

Some of the Things we Do

Responsible Business

Responsible business practices underpin everything we do. 

We aim to minimise our operational footprint and promote responsible practices among the communities in which we operate.

Where we can, we source materials locally to our factories to minimise our environmental footprint and support the communities we operate in. Many of our factories use solar power and are fully automated, reducing labour and electricity. 

We are creating a network of co-generation energy technology solutions at selected sites to ensure we operate using cleaner and more responsible energy sources. Our employees are our greatest resource. We are respectful and promote diversity, so everyone feels valued.

We work together as One Keter to create innovative, high-quality products at the forefront of our industry.

We are part of the Waste Free Oceans family and are collaborating with them in their work to clean up the ocean and raise awareness of the problem of plastics in the ocean. We guarantee that our products are produced to the highest quality standards and we follow (and often exceed) national guidelines for safety.

Design Innovation

We take pride in designing products that not only last a lifetime, but we also design in features or processes that boost sustainability.

We design in 100% recyclability. The vast majority of our products are completely recyclable where facilities exist. Our products are flat-packed and easily assembled which reduces shipping and environmental impact. Our packaging is recyclable and mainly comes from recycled material.

Our View on Plastics

Plastic is affordable and uses less energy to produce than wood and metals.

On average, alternatives to plastic are 3.5 times heavier and require 82% more energy to produce, creating nearly 2.7 times more CO2, over the course of their life cycle. We don't believe in single-use plastics. Our products are designed to have minimal impact on the Earth to create a better world, but still meet people's expectations.

We Care

We're serious about sustainability. Our sustainability policy reflects our commitment to address the pressing issues in our industry and highlights more of the work we are doing. We have big ambitions which are achievable if we work together with our partners, customers and consumers. It's going to take on entrepreneurial spirit and a strong innovative culture to make this happen. That's part of our Keter DNA.

Read our Sustainability Report in full

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East Tamaki, Auckland 2013

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