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As the world’s largest designer, manufacturer, and distributors of party products, Amscan brings joy to millions of people worldwide, helping them celebrate!

We continue to provide the same exciting products, now leading the way in our commitment to a more sustainable future!

Taking accountability and ownership where possible, through all areas of our vertically integrated company, we’re putting our corporate responsibility at the front line of thought when designing, manufacturing and distributing our portfolio.


Our sustainable journey

Our Business

GHC Emissions

ClimatePartner

Measuring and mitigating the impact that our business has on the environment is of key importance to us. Therefore, we are pleased to have partnered with sustainability consultancy Climate Partner, to measure and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

We will also soon be introducing several offset projects in areas where we manufacture our products in order to give back to the local communities

FSC® Certification

We are proud to be FSC® certified!

The Forest Stewardship Council® A. C. is an international non-profit, multistakeholder organization established in 1993, which promotes responsible management of the world's forests via timber certification.

You will find a growing range of both our products and packaging are migrating to be FSC-certified, so look out for FSC-certified logo on our individual item pages.

FSC Certification

Home Composability

Home compostable

We’re pleased to announce that our new and coming soon napkins are home compostable, meaning you can add them to your compost heap once the party is over.

Look out for the logo against individual products here on our website.

OPRL Scheme

We know finding the correct recycling route for packaging can sometimes be a daunting task, so we have partnered with OPRL to make things easier!

The OPRL symbols are currently being introduced on all of our products and aim to deliver a simple, consistent and UK-wide recycling message.

Recycle OPRL

EBPC Membership

EBPC Membership

We are members of the European Party & Balloon Council (EBPC.)

The primary objective of the EBPC is to assist members in understanding the broad range of safety and environmental issues in the balloon and party industry. We are members of both the executive and the technical committees and are involved in several project groups and campaigns.

One such campaign was launched in 2020, and aims to educate consumers about the proper disposal of latex and foil balloons and reinforce the fact that the industry does not support balloon releases.

As part of the campaign, we have introduced EBPC’s “Do not let go” symbol on all our foil and latex packaging.


Our products

Costumes

We have significantly reduced the volume of plastic we use, by wherever possible removing it from our packaging. This includes garment covers and additional accessory bags.

We are currently researching solutions for a new, eco-friendlier alternative.

Additionally, we have reduced our waste resulting from sampling during development by 25% from last year and have set targets to reduce this further in the coming years.

Our first to market sustainable costume range, which was launched for Halloween 2020, has been expanding ever since and now includes multiple styles across the licensed category, seasonal and career costumes. These designs are made from 100% recycled polyester (exclusive of trims), fully machine washable and packed in a cardboard box that includes a fun craft activity to help give packaging a second life.

Costumes

Foil and Latex

Foil and Latex

All our latex balloons are made of natural latex, also known as caoutchouc. This natural and renewable raw material is obtained from rubber trees, which do a great job at filtering CO2 from the air, in turn, helping us reduce pollution and are home to many birds, insects, and animals. And they are not hurt during the extraction process!

Our latex balloons are made without using any fillers, extenders, plasticizers or any cost reducing agents and have excellent helium and air retention. They also fulfill the highest safety and quality standards.

Our foil balloons are reusable and can be reinflated up to 4-5 times without losing their quality. The easiest way to deflate them is by inserting a straw with a length of at least 7.5 cm into the valve and pressing lightly on the balloon. And not to mention, we prioritize air filled solutions vs. helium, which means that the balloons are less likely to float away and end up in the environment.

In 2021, we introduced a foil collection program with Terracycle to ensure an easy and convenient collection and recycling of both our foil balloons and banner products.

Party

We are conscious of the materials that we use and as a result are re-engineering many of our products and their packaging, redesigning, and rescaling where appropriate.

Over the last year, we transitioned a large number of our plastic products to paper along with their packaging too. As mentioned we also have introduced both FSC and compostable formats to our options.

Moreover, we are working on extending the life cycle of our products, thus promoting the “Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle" philosophy and we are designing products with a secondary purpose in mind.

Our packaging has also been reengineered, with many of our product lines being switched from plastic to paper packaging and also more considered sizing too.

Party


Our people

Our social commitment

Our social commitment

The wellbeing of our employees and local communities in which we operate is of utmost importance to us.

We are committed to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and have invested in the local communities providing people with employment and a source of income and thus decreasing the poverty levels in those areas and promoting economic growth.

We also provide full employment and decent work with equal pay and through our strict auditing process ensure no forced labour, modern slavery or child labour is used at any of the facilities that manufacture our products.

Our company also promotes diversity and equal opportunity, women in leadership and equal remuneration for women and men. We provide an inclusive environment for employees from all cultural and social backgrounds.

 

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