OpSec Security is committed to continuously improve all aspects of sustainability, covering topics that address its operations, products and services, as well as working with partners, suppliers and customers to make the supply chains we operate in more sustainable.
OpSec believes it is uniquely positioned to contribute towards sustainability by protecting brands against counterfeiting and subsequent illicit trade. Counterfeiting results in economic and social damages that works against our customers’ efforts on sustainability in several ways. OpSec’s brand protection strategies span across the physical and the digital, protecting genuine products against counterfeiting via physical authentication technology, allowing transparency of supply chains through real-time tracking of product, and protects brands and consumers against illicit trade and fraud on online marketplaces.
OpSec has been a member of ECOVADIS since 2019 and has since achieved a silver rating on sustainability which means it is amongst the 85th percentile of companies audited, on topics covering Labor and Human Rights, Environment, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement and remains committed to improve its position over the coming years. Furthermore, OpSec has achieved certification for quality management (ISO9001), environmental management (ISO14001), security printing (ISO14298) and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and continues to roll out these systems across its sites with the aim to maintain and improve high standards of operation.
OpSec continuously works with its customers to design products that are more environmentally friendly and has invested in technology that allows it to offer products that have sustainable provenance or use materials that are recycled or cause less impact on the environment. Notably, OpSec has invested in a state-of-the-art secure HP Indigo printing press in 2021 that allows it to advance its brand protection and security products whilst reducing cost, waste and environmental impact.
OpSec has launched a code of business conduct with its suppliers to ensure it works with partners that share in its sustainability goals. The code covers topics across environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.
How OpSec Products Support Our Customers’ Sustainability Agenda
OpSec’s products actively complement our customers’ sustainability agendas by contributing to the pillars of sustainability. Furthermore, OpSec believes it is uniquely positioned to contribute towards this purpose as it protects brands against counterfeiting and resulting illicit trade.
OpSec’s Products Consider the Following Sustainability Topics
OpSec actively protects customers from counterfeiting, pirating and resulting illicit trade through a portfolio of products that enhance authentication of genuine items, make the detection of counterfeits easier and actively suppress and disrupt illicit trade. Counterfeits and pirates are produced outside of the normal channels of commerce with no regard for environmental or social impact.
OpSec invests in new technologies and continuously works with customers to ensure its products are manufactured in more sustainable ways or use more sustainable materials. OpSec uses third party certification to ensure its continuous improvement efforts with regards to its environmental position is validated.
With its unique position in the high security market, OpSec sets a high standard for business ethics and endorses several policies that promote more ethical business include a code of ethics, anti-bribery, information security and anti-corruption.
Through various policies including labor and human rights, whistleblowing, wellbeing, recruitment and prohibition of discrimination, OpSec promotes good working conditions for all its workers above and beyond legal obligations.
OpSec expects its standards to permeate throughout the supply chains in which it operates and therefore expects its partners to subscribe to a code of business conduct that covers these sustainability topics.