INCPEN is a non-profit, research-based organisation established in 1974 dedicated to:
- analysing the environmental and social effects of packaging
- creating a better understanding of the role of packaging
- minimising the environmental impact of packaging
INCPEN draws together an influential group of companies who share a vision of the future where all production, distribution and consumption are sustainable.
Our members are international and British companies involved in all aspects of the packaging chain - from raw material suppliers to packaging manufacturers, branded goods producers and retailers. This cross-sectoral make-up allows us to provide an impartial overview of packaging.
We coordinate a network of Trade Associations whose members operate throughout the supply chain.
We pride ourselves on taking an evidence-based, holistic approach to environmental and social impacts of packaging. We use the knowledge from our research to help ensure that public policy on packaging makes a positive contribution to sustainability.
Our work also involves encouraging companies to continuously improve packaging and explaining to the world at large the social contribution packaging makes to modern lifestyles.
In the early 1990s INCPEN set up a Brussels-based lobbying organisation, EUROPEN and in 2011 an American body, AMERIPEN was modelled on INCPEN.