Innovia Films is a customer-oriented organisation that operates in the global market place. We are focused not only on our own success but on the long term success we can bring to our customers' operations through our high performance, added value products and services.
Our People are central to achieving our goals and strategies. We endeavour to promote an inclusive work environment where everyone is supported and offered development programmes so that they can reach their potential. Our wide ranging policies are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of all our employees, our social responsibility in the communities in which we operate and our responsibility for the environment.
Innovia Films' mission is to be recognised by our customers as the leading value-added speciality film supplier of choice. We will achieve this through Innovation, Quality Products, Exceptional Service across our business and Close Relationships and Strategic Alignments.
Our success is underpinned by a set of values which reinforces our business activities – Accountability, Excellence and Teamwork.
These values are important to us not only because they impact our business performance but also because they impact our relationships with every individual and every business we come into contact with.
We work to a Global Business Ethics Guide. This sets out all the guiding principles that each employee of Innovia Films are expected to follow during their daily business activities including obeying the law, conflicts of interest, human rights, health, safety and the environment and the workplace environment. In addition, we have a full range of company policies, available on our intranet, that cover subjects from Dignity at Work, Family Friendly Policy through to Parental Leave and Stress Management.
Individuals are encouraged to treat others with respect and trust, have open and honest communications within an inclusive and empowering environment. This means people should feel comfortable to speak openly about their ideas, work or concerns.
The history of Innovia Films (Innovia) spans nearly 90 years. During which time, the company has advanced its technical expertise, expanded its global reach through acquisition and natural growth and continued to develop, refine and launch new value added products into the marketplace. The company has also operated under a wide range of trading names, expanding and contracting operations according to product demand.
The first 35 years saw the company manufacturing only cellulose films. However with the invention of polymer films and its fast growth, we decided in 1967 to invest in a new production plant to produce Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film. As the market for polymer films expanded, the cellulose film market contracted. This led to the closure of cellulose plants around the world including some plants owned by us. Equally, investment was made in new BOPP plants as demand grew.
Today Innovia is a major producer of highly differentiated speciality BOPP films offering products produced using both ‘Bubble’, Stenter and Cast manufacturing processes. It holds a leading global position in the markets for high performance coated packaging, tobacco overwrap, label and security films.
Our films are sold to brand-owners, end-users and converters across the globe. They become part of the solution for the tobacco overwrap, packaging or labelling of some of the world’s best known brands across a wide variety of everyday consumer goods. These include home and personal care products, food and beverages, confectionery, tobacco, luxury goods and industrial applications.
Innovia employs >1400 people worldwide and has production sites in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The company is focused on high quality value added products, strong customer relationships, Research & Development and excellent service.
Innovia's largest 'bubble' at their Wigton, Cumbria, UK manufacturing site
Innovia Films has six production sites based in Melbourne, Australia; Merelbeke, Belgium; Schkopau, Germany, Plock, Poland, Zacapu, Mexico and Wigton, United Kingdom.
We have two Research & Development centres - Zacapu, Mexico and Wigton, United Kingdom.
In addition, we have 16 Sales and Technical offices around the world.
These are supported through a strong network of Agents and Distributors.
Part of Innovia Films’ mission is to be recognised by our customers as a supplier of choice through offering exceptional service in all aspects of business. This of course includes providing a premium level of customer service. As a truly Global business, our customer service and logistics teams are based on all continents in order to provide local expertise whilst handling the movement of films between countries and territories.
We understand that personal attention to detail is critical in our business vs an impersonal call center. We pride ourselves on being able to provide Customers with a dedicated, real life, named contact and direct dial numbers where they will get straight through on the phone.
Everyone on the customer service and logistics teams are here to help make sure the sales and after sales service is as smooth and easy as possible. They are often the first point of contact for our customers and we want our customers to feel like individuals and offer a personal service.
In order to make connecting with us easy, the Wigton CSR team dealing with exports are fluent in English and at least one other language (such as French, German and Spanish). In the rest of the world, we are structured to facilitate communication in as many languages as needed.
Innovia Films supports and nurtures a spirit of pioneering inquiry, with each technical and scientific breakthrough providing the spring board for further improvement, development and innovation. We employ people with a diverse range of skills and experience, including but not limited to chemists, chemical engineers, physicists, material scientists, project managers and regulatory experts. However, everyone at Innovia Films, whatever their role, shares the spirit of continual innovation.
We recognise that the way we do business, underpinned by our determination to foster original and creative thinking, comes with responsibilities to our staff, stakeholders and the environment. We take these responsibilities very seriously.
Health and safety is of paramount importance at Innovia Films as is our commitment to complying with all regulatory requirements and minimising environmental impact.
The Lowther R&D Centre located at our Wigton, United Kingdom site is recognised as one of the best research facilities in the industry. Here we have around 30 research and development specialists. Working in teams they cover all areas of new product development from ground breaking concepts and laboratory testing to scale up and commercialisation. Full support is provided every step of the way by a specialist, in-house analytical facilities.
Our industry leading laboratories are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment. We have an extensive analytical capability spanning surface and bulk characterisation, providing specialist support across all areas of the business.
We also have powerful imaging capability within our exceptionally well equipped microscopy suite where we can conduct highly detailed imaging of the specially engineered surfaces we create. This helps us to understand the impact of materials and processes on our products.
As customer requirements become more complex, we are also able to deconstruct and analyse multi-layer structures used across other industries.
The plant in Zacapu, Mexico also has a small R&D facility with a dedicated laboratory, a small BOPP stenter pilot line and an experienced team of scientists and technicians who focus on new developments for our markets in the Americas.
All this helps us to remain at the forefront of international research and maintain our leading market position as innovators for the packaging and labels industries.
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In compliance with HMRC regulations we are posting CCL's UK Tax strategy below.
CCL UK is a group of 29 UK companies, indirectly and ultimately owned by CCL Industries Inc. and part of the global CCL Industries Group.
The CCL Industries Group employs approximately 21,000 people operating 180 production facilities in 40 countries on 6 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. CCL is the world’s largest converter of pressure sensitive and specialty extruded film materials for a wide range of decorative, instructional, functional and security applications for government institutions and large global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare & chemicals, consumer electronic device and automotive markets. Extruded & laminated plastic tubes, aluminium aerosols & specialty bottles, folded instructional leaflets, precision decorated & die cut components, electronic displays, polymer bank note substrate and other complementary products and services are sold in parallel to specific end-use markets. Avery is the world’s largest supplier of labels, specialty converted media and software solutions for short-run digital printing applications for businesses and consumers available alongside complementary products sold through distributors, mass market stores and e-commerce retailers. Checkpoint is a leading developer of RF and RFID based technology systems for loss prevention and inventory management applications, including labelling and tagging solutions, for the retail and apparel industries worldwide. Innovia is a leading global producer of specialty, high-performance, multi-layer, surface-engineered films for label, packaging and security applications. The Company is partly backward integrated into materials science with capabilities in polymer extrusion, adhesive development, coating & lamination, surface engineering and metallurgy, deployed as needed across the four business segments.
CCL Industries Inc. is listed on the Toronto stock exchange, which is governed by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and requires Canadian publicly held companies to sign sworn statements certifying that reports filed with the OSC do not contain untrue material information or omit material information. In addition, our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting of the Group (pursuant to CSA Multilateral Instrument 52-109, also known as Bill 198).
This strategy applies to CCL UK in accordance with paragraphs 19 of Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 2016. CCL UK’s strategy is that of the global CCL Industries Group. A list of the entities to which it applies is set out below. In this strategy, references to ‘CCL UK’ are to all these entities. The strategy has been published in accordance with paragraph 16(4) of the Schedule by being included in certain entities annual financial statements or on the company website.
This strategy applies from the date of publication until it is superseded. References to ‘UK Taxation’ are to the taxes and duties set out in paragraph 15(1) of the Schedule which include Income Tax, Corporation Tax, PAYE, NIC, VAT, Insurance Premium Tax, Stamp Duty Reserve Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Customs and Excise Duties. References to ‘tax’, ‘taxes’ or ‘taxation’ are to UK taxation and to all corresponding worldwide taxes and similar duties in respect of which CCL UK entities have legal responsibilities.
CCL UK is committed to full compliance with all statutory obligations and full disclosure to tax authorities. The firm’s tax affairs are managed in a way that focuses the corporate organisation on our customers and commercial, while complying with the relevant tax obligations resulting from this, whilst seeking to take advantage of available tax incentives, reliefs and exemptions in line with the spirit of tax legislation.
Globally ultimate responsibility for tax at Senior Executive level, sits with the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
The CCL Industries Group Audit & Risk Committee monitor the integrity of CCL’s financial reporting system, internal controls and risk management framework, which expressly includes those elements relating to taxation;
Oversight of the global tax affairs of the CCL Industries Group is delegated to the Group Vice President of Taxation who is supported by a team of tax professionals globally, who are appropriately qualified.
Regional oversight and support for UK tax affairs is led by the UK Director of Finance, with the support of a UK Tax Manager, both of whom are UK based.
Day to day management of tax affairs is delegated to each plants Financial Controller, who is responsible for confirming that the tax affairs of their plant are in order and that the plant has maintained appropriate controls to ensure that the right amount of tax is reported and paid on time.
Globally CCL have an internal audit team whose remit is also to review taxation matters where necessary.
Tax Risk Management
Day to day responsibility for tax in the CCL UK Group is managed by each plant’s Financial Controller who may delegate processes relating to different taxes to appropriate process owners within their business unit. The process owners review the activities of the business and key risks to deliver tax compliance and ensure mitigating controls are in place, responding to changes in business activities and tax legislation where appropriate to ensure ongoing compliance, with ultimate responsibility resting with the plant Financial Controller.
The UK CCL Group is overseen by the UK Director of Finance who co-ordinates the plant controllers and facilitates the sharing of best practice between the UK businesses.
Day to day management of the CCL UK Group structure and associated tax compliance is overseen by the UK Tax Manager who is based in the UK and who also supports all UK CCL sites, by providing technical updates, dealing with any taxation queries and supporting the plant controllers with; the management of tax compliance deadlines; understanding new tax rules; and reviewing the dealing with any tax compliance issues resulting from business change. The UK Tax Manager is also the key liaison on a day to day basis between CCL UK and HMRC.
Each plant controller monitors key risks for business and legislative changes which may impact them and changes to processes or controls are made when required, with the support of the UK Director of Finance and European Tax Manager as set out above;
Appropriate training is carried out for CCL staff who manage or process matters which have tax implications;
Advice is sought from tax advisors where appropriate.
Attitude to tax planning and level of risk
For the CCL Industries Group, maintaining its excellent reputation as an international group is paramount. CCL Industries is a global business which naturally creates complexity and tax risk. However, CCL Industries operations around the world and are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards as set out in its corporate governance and business ethics policies. CCL Industries believes that dedication to high ethical standards makes CCL Industries a sought after employer, a valued business partner, a solid company in which to invest, and is thus key to our organisations’ success.
Industries Group ensures it complies with legal requirements in all jurisdictions in which it operates. This includes paying the right amount of tax at the right time.
CCL Industries is driven by the need to organise its corporate affairs so as to ensure delivery to customers, whilst managing all relevant other business stakeholders, including the management of global tax authorities and compliance with global tax rules. When entering into commercial transactions, CCL Industries seeks to take advantage of available tax incentives, reliefs and exemptions in line with, and in the spirit of, tax legislation. CCL Industries does not undertake tax planning unrelated to such commercial transactions.
The level of risk which the CCL Industries Group accepts in relation to UK taxation is consistent with CCL Industries acknowledgement that business risk is unavoidable. These risks are managed with the objective of maintaining its good standing, conducting business with high ethical standards.
CCL Industries seeks external tax advice, particularly on cross border matters, where there is complexity.
Working with HMRC
CCL UK has an open and constructive relationship with HMRC through regular meetings and communication.
CCL UK ensures that HMRC is kept aware of significant transactions and changes in the business. CCL UK seeks to discuss tax issues at an early stage. When submitting tax computations and returns to HMRC, CCL UK discloses all relevant facts and issues pertaining to entries made in its returns.
Any inadvertent errors in submissions made to HMRC are fully disclosed as soon as reasonably practicable after they are identified.
List of entities covered by this Tax StrategyCompanies CCL Industries (UK) Limited
CCL Syrinx (UK) Limited
CCL Syrinx (UK Holding) Limited
CCL Label Limited
Inprint Systems Limited
CCL Label (Ashford) Limited
Label Connections Limited
Worldmark International Limited
Worldmark (Holdings) UK Limited
Worldmark UK Limited
Innovia Group (Holding 3) Limited
CCL Secure (Holding) Limited
CCL Secure Limited
CCL Secure (Commercial) Limited
Innovia Films (Holding) Limited
Innovia Films (Commercial) Limited
Innovia Films Limited
Innovia Sidac Limited
Checkpoint Apparel Label Solutions Limited
Checkpoint Systems (UK) Limited
ADS (United Kingdom) Limited
ID&C Holdings Limited
ID&C Worldhold Co Limited
Imprint Plus UK Limited
CCL Label Ireland Limited
JLM Holdings Limited
Innovia Films Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of speciality films and relies upon a complex global supply chain encompassing raw materials, goods and services. Our suppliers are key partners of our success and we consider it essential that they understand and are able to meet our long term needs.
Innovia Films is committed to the highest level of ethical standards and sound governance and sets high standards of integrity in the management of its activities. We adopt a zero tolerance to modern slavery and human trafficking and all forms of corruption and bribery directly and indirectly associated with these criminal acts.
The business is subject to the governing controls of its parent CCL Industries which is included in the CCL Global Business Ethics Guide and is available on line at www.cclind.com.
On a more local level, incorporated into our supplier approval and onboarding process is a review of regulatory compliance and ethical controls undertaken. Imported materials from sources outside the EU are potentially higher risk and can be subject to enhanced background checks including supplier reputation and sanctions.
As part of our ongoing commitment we continue to subscribe to and are audited by the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX), a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. In addition, we will continue to provide adequate resources and training to ensure that our policies and practices are best practice and up to date, including:
Individuals with evidence of non-compliance with the Modern Slavery Act in connection with businesses we engage with are encouraged to report their concerns to the CCL whistleblower hot line at www.integrity-helpline.com/CCL.jsp or contact the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121700.
We anticipate that the UK’s departure from the EU may result in some changes to the way we promote procurement opportunities; however, the governance and controls described above are likely to continue for the next few years. The Innovia Films Executive team takes responsibility for implementing these controls and call upon all organisations we engage with to influence their global supply chains by improving transparency and accountability; and together we can eradicate the injustice and brutality of modern slavery and human trafficking.
The materials contained in this website are provided for general information purposes only. Innovia Films Limited and its affiliated Companies (“Innovia”) do not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this website.
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Users are permitted to read the contents of this website and make copies for their own personal use. They may also give copies to colleagues for their personal use on terms that Innovia is acknowledged as the source, the text is not altered in any way and the attention of the recipients is drawn to this warning. All other use and copying of any of the contents of this website is prohibited. Copying from websites of third parties is subject to any requirements applicable to those websites.
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We will keep your personal information confidential except to the extent that we are compelled to disclose it by law (for example where fraud or other crime is involved) or to comply with an instruction of a regulatory body of competent jurisdiction. From time to time we may be called upon to demonstrate our maintenance of certain professional standards as set by appropriate authorities and/or to satisfy our auditors and/or to comply with regulations in relation statutory requirements. Such disclosures will be made only as an exception to our duty of confidentiality.
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We use this information to help us identify click stream patterns, to improve our website and to learn about the number of visitors to our website and the types of technology our visitors use. We also use this information to ensure that our Web pages stay compatible with a selection of browsers and systems and thereby ensure that the pages appeal to a wide audience. Currently our Web pages are optimised for the Internet browsers IE5.11+ and latest versions of Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari (on OSX only) and Google Chrome. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
Innovia Films is a limited company registered in England and Wales, registration number 271998. Registered Office: The Lowther R&D Centre, West Road, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 9XX, UK.
Trade Organisations to which Innovia Films belongs are:
Tag & Label Manufacturers’ Institute
World Packaging Association
The British Plastics Federation
Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA)
Leatherhead Food International (LFI)
In accordance with HMRC regulations we are posting our Gender Pay Gap Report.
Innovia Films Ltd’s Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Innovia Films Ltd manufactures and distributes polypropylene film to over 80 countries, and has around 560 employees at its Wigton site. In determining reward for our employees, a number of factors are considered, including the general economic climate, company performance, and the external market for the variety of roles that we offer. Our reward systems aim to recognise the accomplishments and commitment of our people and their performance over and above the required standard is recognised through our company-wide bonus system, with individual bonuses being determined at departmental and company level.
Innovia continues to promote a series of activities to support a diverse and inclusive workforce irrespective of gender. Our strategy in this area is to promote the recruitment of female employees and support women to develop their careers within Innovia.
The gender pay gap shows the difference in total average earnings between women and men. It looks at all jobs at all levels across the entire company. It is important to remember that this is not a measure of equal pay. Unequal pay for men and women doing the same job has been illegal in the UK for over 40 years.
Our gender pay gap is driven by the fact that, across our business, a higher proportion of male colleagues continue to occupy more senior positions than female colleagues, particularly in the manufacturing areas. Within the manufacturing sector this is also reflected. Whilst our pay gap has reduced in 2020 compared to 2019, it is primarily due to changes in our pension schemes. A move from a DB to a DC scheme saw an increase in contributions and with the vast majority of members being male this reduced the gap.
We continue to be committed to redress the gender balance within senior management positions and this is evidenced elsewhere in the business where we continue to have a higher number of females in sales, supply chain, finance and HR.
Our mean gap as at 5th April 2019 (the difference between the average earnings of males and females) is 15.5%. Our median (or midpoint) gender pay gap is 17.3%. Unfortunately there continues to be a national shortage of females in engineering with only one in ten engineering professionals in the UK being women¹ which makes attracting female engineers very difficult.
Our mean bonus pay gap for the same period is 88.1% and our median bonus pay gap remains 100.0%. The reasons for the relative high gaps are the same as 2018 and due to the fact that the majority of employees in manufacturing areas were paid a small bonus in the year whilst the majority of staff outside manufacturing areas did not receive a bonus and there remains a much higher proportion of male workers in manufacturing areas. In order to reduce this, we have introduced a site wide bonus scheme.
Despite 55% of our own R & D workforce being female, the lack of females in skilled and higher paid roles continues to be the key reason for the gender pay gap, which is demonstrated by the upper quartile banding figures. The under-representation of women, particularly in manufacturing roles, is driven by a number of factors including the amount of manual handling involved in our process and we continue to address this where possible with the introduction of new automated machinery. Whilst we encourage applications from females for these areas and currently within our science apprentices 83% are female, unfortunately there continues to be a serious shortage of women with the skill requirement for these roles with proportionately low numbers of females studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects at school and university.