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Exclusive Interview with Kenvue

 Ahead of this year's Sustainability in Packaging Asia 2024, we spoke with Eric Soegyanto, Regional Head of Packaging - APAC R&D at Kenvue, to get a sneak peek of what we can expect from his presentation on ‘How Kenvue Drives Human-Centric Sustainable Innovation’. Here's what he had to say...

Your presentation at this year’s Sustainability in Packaging Asia will cover “How Kenvue Drives Human-Centric Sustainable Innovation” Why is it important for others in the industry to hear this message?
Presentation will cover How Kenvue Drives Human-Centric Sustainable Innovation, as part of our Healthy Lives Mission
What are the main challenges in your day-to-day work relating to sustainable packaging solutions?
There are 2 prominent challenges:
1. Delivering growth & impact for Kenvue to enable our Healthy Lives Mission
2. Building a resilient & agile supply networks globally to ensure continuation and consistency across our sustainable packaging portfolio
What are some of the biggest opportunities gaining attention within the packaging industry?
Biggest opportunities: Sustainable Decoration Techniques which can be applied to premium-range products; Reuse & Refill options (sustainable ones of course!)
What do you think will be some of the most interesting advancements in packaging in the near future?
Interesting advancements in the near future: Non-fossil fuel based packaging, e.g. fiber based, or bio-based (non-edible crop byproducts)
What are the challenges the brands have to overcome in the next few years?
Challenges for the brands to overcome: How to ensure that we remain true to our "Human-centric innovation" through sustainable packaging options. Consumer is king and human centricity remains first and foremost. Sustainable packaging should not come at the cost of user experience