Sidel: Sustainability Officer Appointed
In order to place sustainable development at the forefront for innovations at Sidel Group, Le Havre, France, the company has named Luc Desoutter sustainable development VP. Desoutter’s missions are to define concrete environmental objectives for Sidel’s Product innovation efforts; anticipate and respond to environmental regulations (Eco-Label, recycled materials for food applications); adopt industry standards to evaluate the environmental performance of proposed packaging solutions; and strengthen ties with partner organizations such as Napcor, Petcore, Plastic Europe, players in the waste collection and recycling industry, and trade organizations.
Desoutter was selected for his in-depth knowledge of the packaging sector and his experience at Sidel. After four years working in production with Plastic Omnium, this ICAM (Institut catholique d’Arts et métiers) engineering school graduate joined Sidel in 1991 and held a number of positions. He worked on special projects management; led the Research & Development Department for expert evaluation and testing of packaging materials; provided technical sales support; and has represented Sidel at numerous international conferences.
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