KRAKOW, POLAND (August 2020) – The CANPACK Group, a global manufacturer of sustainable primary packaging solutions, has appointed John O’Maoileoin to the newly created position of Group Sustainability Director.
John’s appointment affirms the importance CANPACK places on sustainability, social and environmental issues and the pivotal role these issue play in the way the company does business. With over 12 years’ experience of working in senior corporate responsibility positions of increasing responsibility, John’s role will focus on helping CANPACK further improve its sustainability practices and reputation among external and internal stakeholders including colleagues, suppliers, customers, and legislators. In addition, John will also be responsible for creating a strategic, commercially robust response to key sustainability topics.
On joining the business John said – “I am delighted to have joined CANPACK where it’s clear that sustainability is a core part of the business’s operation and corporate culture. It’s exciting to be joining a company that covers the entire lifecycle of packaging from raw materials, manufacturing processes and supply chain, through to recycling and reusing products in order create a circular economy.”
Prior to his role at CANPACK, John was Corporate Responsibility Director at Aldi UK, where his responsibilities included packaging, climate change reporting, energy reduction, ethical trade, community programs and agriculture. Before Aldi, he was Head of Corporate Responsibility at Dairy Crest (now Saputo Dairy), a major branded food manufacturer. Earlier in his career he worked in the Corporate Affairs department of Tesco.