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Partners and Pledges

We have deep-rooted partnerships with suppliers, industry bodies, and charities, to help make our products and practices as robust, reliable and sustainable as possible. 

On this page, you’ll learn more about our key partners, the role they play, and why these relationships set us apart.

The Trussell Trust

Since 2018, we have partnered with the Trussell Trust to make a direct donation to their important mission. This partnership includes a number of co-branded crackers, which help end consumers contribute to ending hunger at Christmas. 

The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks in the UK. It supports a network of over 1,200 food banks to provide emergency food and compassionate, practical support to people in crisis, while campaigning for long-term change to the structural issues that lock people into poverty.

CHSA Plastic Refuse Sacks Panel

We are an active and founder member of the CHSA Plastic Refuse Sacks Accreditation Scheme, committed to raising the standards in the industry and providing our customers with an assurance of quality and performance.

The CHSA represents a group of manufacturers and distributors of away-from-home cleaning and hygiene products, from global multinationals and national networks to privately owned independent businesses. To be a member, Polaris has passed the CHSA’s tough auditing process.


Polaris is a member of the FPA, the voice of the foodservice packaging industry, working hard to secure the future of the sector. The FPA engage with central and devolved governments, government committees, NGO’s, other trade associations and relevant bodies. For Polaris this helps us to be up to date with the ever-changing market and legislation as well as being represented by the FPA.


Our GNFR paper bags can be produced using FSC-certified paper, following the stringent processes required to bear the FSC mark. 

FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. More than 200 million hectares of forest are managed to FSC standards around the world.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

As part of Design Group UK’s wider sustainability objectives, Polaris is committed to being a sustainable and environmentally-conscious business, working collaboratively with our supply chain, customers, employees and community. We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals to help us reach this commitment. 

To learn more about Design Group UK’s sustainability goals, visit this page.