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Impact

  • Does your legal team know the risks associated with your packaging?

  • Are your board confident that the methodology you use can be used to make greenwash-free claims?

  • Do you need a holistic approach that measures more than recyclability or carbon?

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) doesn’t factor in regulatory, commercial or reputational risk. It does not measure recyclability. Failing to consider holistic factors could lead to wasted investment, stranded assets, and costly decisions driven by short-termism.

Our Impact services provide the full spectrum of packaging improvement from audit to strategy.

They are for clients who need to move beyond the limitations of LCA to gain a comprehensive understanding of the risks and impacts associated with your packaging.

Aligned to ISO 14040, our Impact Analysis approach gives a quick, cost-effective, and simple result to let us help you make difficult packaging decisions.

What we do

After an initial review of your needs and packaging, we recommend the best audit or analysis service that will help your business measure and mitigate risk.

We will

Packaging Audit

Typical things we deliver

  • An ideal starting point for businesses keen on understanding and mitigating regulatory, impact, and commercial risks.
  • Quick, easy evaluation for small packaging portfolios.
  • Includes competitor benchmarking and a high-level recyclability assessment.

Root Packaging Audit

Impact Analysis

Typical things we deliver

Core

  • For clients who don’t need a full LCA, but need clarity on risks and impacts to inform strategic decisions.
  • Perfect for analysing early-stage concepts or large portfolios to align to global goals and reporting frameworks.
  • Used make informed, impact-based decisions between materials / packs or influence guidelines and RAG hierarchies.

 

Metrics

  • Suited to businesses who need data to drive decisions or for mandatory reporting.
  • Combines a full ISO14040 aligned LCA.
  • Used by clients to define system boundaries and tipping points for reuse.

Root Impact Analysis

Examples of what we deliver

  • Full cradle-to-cradle life-cycle impacts of your packaging
  • Recyclability reports which highlight challenges and drivers across key markets
  • Competitor benchmarking exercise for strategic insights, showcasing performance across your range or competitor set
  • Evaluation of reputational and policy risks
  • Prioritised action plan to enhance, redesign, or refine your packaging

Case studies

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Root challenged us to think beyond simple material impacts. We are now armed with solutions to fuel our journey to be a more sustainable and circular business.

Louisa Holbrook, Head of Sustainability

Brompton

Root’s down to earth, knowledgeable approach helped UCC develop a detailed and robust Packaging Strategy to support our sustainability commitments​.

Thomas Nichol, Group Sustainability Manager

UCC

Root gave us a holistic analysis of what matters to our products and also offered guidance and improvements to our own strategic programmes for product development.

Ana Cristina Lopes Cardoso, European R&D Manager

Cork Supply

Root have done an excellent job in breaking down the EU laws + regulations with regard to plastics and providing us with a roadmap.

Ian Burtenshaw, Global Head of Marketing

Aerogen

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Root to understand what's possible and practical for our packaging strategy, and look forward to working with them as the rubber hits the road on our pack development.

Little Moons

Root have been a great asset in helping us analyse and adapt our agenda to help perpetuate our corporate sustainability goals. Root is an agile and thorough company that are a pleasure to work with!

Diageo

Root understood the complexity of our packaging and supply chain super fast and was able to support the development of our  Packaging Manual and Guidelines as well as giving us strategic direction. It has been a pleasure to work with Root, I can only recommend!

Flying Tiger

Root have in-depth knowledge that has been pivotal in helping the business broaden our skills and to help make informed choices when developing packaging for the future.

Samworth Brothers

Root developed our Packaging Manifesto & Policy, providing excellent technical expertise to help us navigate a series of very complex issues across global markets. Their Packaging Strategy support provided clear guidance to our team internally to support our 2025 goals and beyond. Root are a wealth of knowledge on all things packaging.

Pukka

Root delivered a quality piece of work that is now informing European-wide product packaging.

Virgin Media O2

We have loved working with Root, their approach has helped our business focus on key strategic decisions, and enabled us to move forward. We will be working with them again!

Tyler Packaging

Root challenged us to think beyond simple material impacts. We are now armed with solutions to fuel our journey to be a more sustainable and circular business.

Louisa Holbrook, Head of Sustainability

Brompton

Root’s down to earth, knowledgeable approach helped UCC develop a detailed and robust Packaging Strategy to support our sustainability commitments​.

Thomas Nichol, Group Sustainability Manager

UCC

Root gave us a holistic analysis of what matters to our products and also offered guidance and improvements to our own strategic programmes for product development.

Ana Cristina Lopes Cardoso, European R&D Manager

Cork Supply

Root have done an excellent job in breaking down the EU laws + regulations with regard to plastics and providing us with a roadmap.

Ian Burtenshaw, Global Head of Marketing

Aerogen

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Root to understand what's possible and practical for our packaging strategy, and look forward to working with them as the rubber hits the road on our pack development.

Little Moons

Root have been a great asset in helping us analyse and adapt our agenda to help perpetuate our corporate sustainability goals. Root is an agile and thorough company that are a pleasure to work with!

Diageo

Root have in-depth knowledge that has been pivotal in helping the business broaden our skills and to help make informed choices when developing packaging for the future.

Samworth Brothers

Root delivered a quality piece of work that is now informing European-wide product packaging.

Virgin Media O2

We have loved working with Root, their approach has helped our business focus on key strategic decisions, and enabled us to move forward. We will be working with them again!

Tyler Packaging

Services

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Advisory

Root is trusted by responsible leaders to hold them accountable to the highest sustainability standards and ensure they stay on track to meet or exceed their public commitments.

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Regulatory

Root Regulatory services, deliver regular, tailored reports that identify vital policy changes impacting your business. The reports gives internal teams reassurance that they have full visibility of future risks and time to take action.

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Strategy

Root delivers pioneering Packaging Strategies which define a north star for stakeholders, clear goals to report against and boundaries to innovate within. Our work ensures you are policy prepared and reduces reputational risk.