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Our People

Valuing people is at the core of who we are as a company. Our dedicated and talented teams of professionals share an ongoing commitment to excellence and are the driving force behind our success. Their collective dedication, creativity, passion and initiative enable us to innovate and grow.


Compensation and Benefits

We believe in supporting and empowering our employees through recognition, health and welfare benefits, development opportunities, fair compensation and flexible, paid time off. In 2022, we revamped our paid time off policy to provide a minimum of four weeks of paid time off for new members of the Pactiv Evergreen team, increasing to up to seven weeks for our employees with the longest tenure. All U.S. Salaried employees are also eligible for parental leave, whether they gave birth, were a biological parent or spouse of the parent of the child, adopted a child or welcomed a foster child.



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In addition, salaried and non-union hourly employees enjoy the following benefits in the United States:

  • Company-sponsored 401(k) with match for all participants
  • Multiple medical and prescription drug coverage options, including employer-funded Health Care or Health Savings Account
  • Company-sponsored well-being programs, including integrated health care programs like telemedicine, diabetes management and physical therapy
  • Well-being reward programs
  • Multiple dental and vision plan coverage options
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-provided life and accidental death, short- and long-term disability programs 
  • Supplemental life and disability buy-up options 
  • Supplemental accident, critical illness or hospital stay options 
  • Employee assistance program
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Paid funeral, jury duty and military leaves
  • Corporate discounts programs


Seeking Employee Input

In the first quarter of 2023, we launched our inaugural Employee Engagement Survey. We sought to gain insights into how our employees feel about working for Pactiv Evergreen and to identify opportunities for improvement.


The survey pointed to several organizational strengths:

  • Employees feel they understand the business objectives of the company and what their role and the role of their work group is in meeting those objectives.
  • Immediate manager relationships are generally seen as strong and effective.
  • Employees perceive a commitment at all levels to delivering quality products and services.
  • Benefits are seen as competitive and responsive to employee needs, and compensation practices are understood.


We also used survey data to compare Pactiv Evergreen to both General Industry (GI) and Manufacturing (MFG) norms. GI norms are based on data collected from 6.6 million employees in over 600 global organizations. MFG norms are based on data collected from 3.1 million employees in 230 manufacturing companies.

GI and MFG data measure both the engagement — the “want to” of work — and enablement — the “can do” of work. In both measurements, Pactiv Evergreen compared well with GI and MFG norms.

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Leadership and Development

We support the success and growth of our employees through in-depth onboarding training and ongoing development opportunities throughout their careers.

While we have a history of offering many learning and development opportunities, we recently noticed consistency challenges. Each facility was managing training efforts individually, mainly through on-the-job training. While on-the-job training is a key component of employee and business success, we saw an opportunity to coordinate learning aids and accessible content to better enable learning in the flow of work that is consistent across the enterprise. We launched the Hourly Certification Trial Project in 2022 to assess infrastructure needs and develop a standard training matrix that we can eventually apply across our operations.

Beginning with four locations, our core project team is testing a standardized operator certification program. The program’s goal is to support our skilled team members in their career progression. We plan to leverage the learnings and materials to scale this across the organization over the next two years.


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Building the Pack 

In November 2022, we launched new Leadership Development programs for front line and mid-level leaders. Early in 2023, a third program was launched for senior manager and director-level employees.

We branded these programs as Leading the Pack for Front Line Leaders, Developing the Pack for Mid-Level Leaders and Inspiring the Pack for Senior Manager and Director-Level Leaders under the umbrella of myPTVE Academy. Leading the Pack and Developing the Pack focus on teaching the foundational skills of leading other people. Part of the core classes for both programs is Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue and Crucial Conversations for Accountability. Of more than 900 leaders from across the business, over 500 had completed this course as of the end of March 2023.

Our inaugural Inspiring the Pack program began in February 2023 with 22 leaders who were nominated by senior executives for this program. The program aims to:

  • Develop effective leaders who balance near-term operational goals with a long-term strategic outlook.
  • Demonstrate key competencies that are vital to the effectiveness of Pactiv Evergreen’s business model and support a growth mindset for continuous improvement of talent and business operations.
  • Foster cross-functional networks of professional relationships to reinforce broad-based decision-making and effective change management. 
  • Create a culture of positive accountability within teams to support short- and long-term business goals. 
  • Practice inclusive engagement, enabling employees to uniquely contribute to Pactiv Evergreen’s success metrics. 
  • Build a culture of candid and respectful communication with a shared goal of developing and retaining the best talent across the organization.
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Environmental, Health, Safety and Security

The protection and well-being of our employees, contractors and visitors are core to living out our company values. We maintain a focus on improved performance by setting goals, measuring progress and communicating results to employees and the public.

Pactiv Evergreen’s Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Management System (EMS) aims to provide a means for effective management of environmental and safety matters throughout all of our locations. The EMS is designed to enable and assist in complying with regulations, maintaining a high standard of performance and minimizing the impact of our operations.

These elements are aligned with both the ISO 14001 and 45001 standards, which are the foundation of our program. Our EMS supports our overall Environment, Health and Safety and Sustainability Commitment and is tied to our company values.


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Building a Safety Culture

Empowering our employees to be accountable for their own safety and the safety of others is key to safety success. Our hazard identification program allows employees to report unsafe conditions or behaviors throughout our facilities. Reports are tracked and analyzed to develop appropriate action plans to prevent further occurrences.

Our successful Gemba walk-through process brings leaders and employees on the floor together to assess the health and safety needs. This collaboration encourages commitment and accountability at all levels for the prevention of injuries.

Risk assessment is a foundational pillar in the Pactiv Evergreen planning process. Assessments ensure we are prioritizing resources and efforts in areas with the highest potential for serious injury or fatality. In 2022, we implemented a new risk assessment and abatement process across our manufacturing footprint. In 2023, we are monitoring not only the number of safety incidents or potential hazards but also the effectiveness of our control and reporting mechanisms.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging


Equity and inclusion are the key to unlocking the true power of diversity. We are committed to being a company where people are respected for who they are, and everyone feels a sense of belonging — both within and outside our walls. We are building an innovative culture where diversity is celebrated, equity is realized and inclusion is embraced.

Employee Inclusion

Our culture is built on a variety of backgrounds, experiences, personalities and thought perspectives. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce because we understand the value of having diverse experiences and voices at the table. Our diversity, equity and inclusion principles are also reflected in our employee training and policies.

We proactively conduct outreach to support our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. When posting our vacant positions, we make sure to include job boards for veterans, females, people with disabilities and people of color. Throughout the year, we participate in community job fairs and partner with organizations in support of these groups.


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Driving Inclusivity Beyond Our Walls

Looking beyond our own employees, in 2021, we updated our procurement procedures to require vendors to certify whether they are a diverse supplier — a business owned and operated by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group — and conducted an analysis to better understand the diversity of our existing vendors.

We use artificial intelligence and machine learning to help discover diverse suppliers and expand supplier diversity.

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Our Suppliers

Third-party audits help us understand standards of labor, health and safety, environmental performance and ethics within our suppliers’ sites. We audit our Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to gain visibility into labor, health and safety, environmental and business ethics practices in our supply chain.

To do that, we are partnering with Sedex, one of the world’s leading ethical trade organizations. Our social compliance audit program, started in 2022, is focusing on our larger suppliers and its first implementation stage covered over $400 million of our annual spend.


Procurement Policies

All Pactiv Evergreen suppliers are expected to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct, which imposes important obligations consistent with our company values. Our policies require compliance with all applicable laws and employment regulations and that we not engage or participate in forced labor. We expect the same from all suppliers doing business with us.



Our Communities

We partner with many organizations to create stronger communities and more sustainable economies.

Our Give Back program supports employees living our Pactiv Evergreen values by volunteering in their communities. Our Give Back Grant program lets employees apply for grants for the nonprofits they support during their free time, including nature preservation, veteran support, ending hunger and ending homelessness. Pactiv Evergreen also recently started a matching gift program to further support the causes dear to our people's hearts.


Give Back Month of Action

In 2022, we launched a company-wide month of action for our employees to come together and live our value to Do What’s Right. We selected September, Hunger Action Month, to celebrate our inaugural Give Back Month of Action. Thousands of employees across North America jumped in to support their local communities and engage in a little friendly competition among colleagues.

Pactiv Evergreen made a $2,500 donation to the local nonprofit of choice of plant and warehouse locations with the highest level of employee participation.

  • Our Canandaigua plant and Canandaigua Technology Center in Canandaigua, New York, chose the Salvation Army of Canandaigua to receive their donation.
  • The Kalamazoo plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, selected Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes to receive their donation. 
  • The Canandaigua regional mixing center in Canandaigua, New York, sent their donation to Canandaigua Churches in Action.
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