Product Stewardship and
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We have a valuable network of contacts and relationships in the public and private sector to enable CSR projects to happen

With consumers and stakeholders placing an increased focus on sustainability and environment, many organisations are looking at ways they can minimise their impact on environment. Corporate Social Responsibility can help an organisation to demonstrate a deeper commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

Circular Economy

What is Product Stewardship?

Product Stewardship is the concept of brand owners and manufacturers taking environmental responsibility for their products and the associated packaging through their whole life cycle. This can involve activities such as:

  • designing products for reuse or recyclability
  • understanding the impact on the environment and taking this into account in the decision making process
  • creating take back programmes
  • arranging end of life collections that facilitate circularity or achieve recycling

A big part of Product Stewardship also involves engaging and encouraging the public to take responsible action regarding your products.

What are the benefits of Product Stewardship?

The benefits to be gained from Product Stewardship include:

  • competitive advantage over others in your industry
  • futureproofing, including negating future costs brought by legislation or consumer demand to act
  • strengthened customer loyalty
  • generation of positive PR opportunities
  • additional marketing tool which can be used, and is increasingly required, when bidding for tenders / new customers
  • improved environmental credentials

How Valpak can help

We have a valuable network of contacts and relationships in the public and private sector to enable Product Stewardship projects to happen. We will encourage your business to work in partnership, which means that expertise from each sector can be used to collectively produce positive social, economic and environmental impacts. This unique partnership approach generates a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities.

We can also help facilitate the set-up of the infrastructure for the project and find the most workable and cost-effective solution for you.

Product Stewardship Support Sessions

We run support sessions to help our existing members, and other businesses, to scope out actions and interventions that will help them to achieve excellence in the area of Product Stewardship. Some of the interventions that we have helped businesses to implement include:

  • carbon footprinting
  • life cycle assessment (and streamlined life cycle assessment)
  • recyclability benchmarking
  • horizon scanning to understand requirements and impacts of change outside of the UK
  • packaging redesign
  • supply chain engagement
  • bespoke collection and recycling schemes

To register your interest, please email

To find out more about our Product Stewardship, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Corporate Social Responsibility experience, please visit our Projects and Partnerships web page or download copies of our PackFlow Hybrid Model and Deposit Return Scheme reports.

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your requirements with one of our experts, contact us on 03450 682 572 or complete our enquiry form.

"Working with Valpak helped us develop a Sustainability Policy that will ensure we continue to reduce our impact on the environment whilst meeting the needs of our customers."  

Highland Spring