Nelipak today announced that two of its North American facilities have received International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus certification.

The packaging manufacturer created a mass-balance model for sustainable packaging at the facilities — in Phoenix, Arizona and Whitehall, Pennsylvania — said Nic Hunt, senior director and head of global sustainability at Nelipak.

“Increasing the use of sustainable packaging solutions is a top priority for many of our customers,” Hunt said in a news release. “Working with our supply chain partners, Nelipak has collaborated to increase the use of recycled content.”

Nelipak expects to expand the mass-balance model to its other sites across North America and Europe.

ISCC Plus is a globally recognized third-party certification system for tracking recycled and bio-based materials through the supply chain, Nelipak said.

“This third-party validation is a critical step to developing circular solutions,” Nelipak CEO Pat Chambliss said in the news release. “Nelipak works with our customers to help them reach their circularity targets by developing products which include recycled content. Achieving ISCC Plus certification demonstrates clearly that Nelipak is a strong partner for developing and delivering sustainable packaging solutions for the healthcare sector.”

Cranston, Rhode Island-based Nelipak makes rigid and flexible packaging for medical devices, pharmaceuticals and other demanding applications.