Accreditations & Awards

At Dart Products Europe we pride ourselves on good practice, innovative products and cutting edge marketing campaigns.

After weeks, months and in some cases, years of hard work by our dedicated teams at Dart Products Europe we are proud to detail some of our accreditations and awards. We continue to strive for success and certify all of our claims that we make about products, in many cases, through 3rd party review.


FPA Marketing Award

Solo Cup Europe has won the prestigious 2014 Food Packaging Association Marketing Award for its 'Sustainable Christmas' campaign. 

The independent panel of judges commented that they loved this campaign as it combined all the available marketing and PR channels and demonstrated real engagement: more than 18,000 primary school children took part in the campaign through their schools.


Business in the Community Carbon Reduction Award

Solo Cup Europe, now Dart Products Europe, has won the Business in the Community (BITC) coveted Carbon Reduction Award for the East of England region.  BITC is a business-led charity that encourages responsible business and recognises achievements. BITC champions the vision that responsible businesses do better business and achieve stronger growth. For the Carbon Reduction Award, BITC highlighted Solo’s recent achievements in taking measures to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.


Green Heart Award

Solo Cup Europe, now Dart Products Europe, has won a Green heart Award from Huntingdon District Council in the ‘Best Waste, Reuse and Recycling’ category.  The Awards, which took place on June 16, celebrate great and inspirational environmental projects undertaken by community groups, businesses, individuals and schools in the Huntingdon District.  The awards are held annually to promote positive steps to improving the local environment and highlight those who show they have put in place initiatives that improve the local eco system.


FPA Sustainability Award

We’re delighted to announce we’ve won the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) Sustainability Award 2012 for our ‘Green is the new Black’ campaign! This campaign included (among other things); ISO 14001 certification, achieving zero to landfill, Reduce, Reuse, recycle campaign & The Love Where You Live campaign.


BRC Global Standards Award

Both Dart Products Europe's Huntingdon and Cradley Heath sites BRC Global Standards Awards certifies a high level of safety, quality and operational standards. These measures are mandatory throughout the industry and the BRC Global Standards Award is recognised worldwide and accredited to manufacturers and suppliers whose operational systems and procedures are in accordance with legal obligations. The variant grades awarded are instantly recognisable to customers and the level of commitment to these obligations, this accreditation is assurance that Dart Products Europe's sites are complying with these standards.



The FSC and PEFC certifications awarded to a selection of Dart Products Europe’s products assure that both the Flexstyle Paper Food Containers and  Paper Hot Cups are sourced with the environment in mind. Dart Products Europe’s Paper Hot Cups hold a PEFC Chain of Custody award, assuring the manufacturing process starting from sourcing the materials have full traceability and are to the standards of EU Timber Regulations. In addition the FSC awarded certifies that Flexstyle Paper Food Containers are from FSC approved forestation and recycled material.  Both the FSC and PEFC awards are recognised worldwide and Dart Products Europe are proud to hold these accreditations, demonstrating on-going sustainability and setting industry standards.