When the Pennine-Pack packaging compliance scheme was set up in 2008 by The Calderdale and Kirklees Green Business Network it had only 10 members. We now number over 100 members split between the original Pennine-Pack scheme, an offshoot that operates in Northern Ireland and Ethical Compliance. Ethical Compliance was launched in 2014 giving members the option to choose to buy UK only PRNs.
It is wonderful that 2 of the original members are still with us and almost half of our members have been with us in excess of 10 years.
We left the umbrella of the council’s support nine years ago but staying true to our roots, we continue to offer free environmental advice to businesses in West Yorkshire and across the UK, offering members a wide range of environmental services as well as the specialist services relating to Packaging Waste.
In September 2016, we took over the operation of Investors in the Environment in Yorkshire. This is an entry level environmental accreditation that focusses on a business's environmental performance ahead of the formal procedures required by other environmental management systems.
To celebrate our twenty years, we have invited our members to join us for a presentation in Leeds on 20th June when we will have Pennine-Pack’s founder, Graham Wiles and environmental expert and acclaimed author Tony Juniper to address the group.