Packaging with full sustainability
As an intergenerational family-owned company, preservation, long-term planning and sustainability are for us not just slogans, but part of the practised corporate strategy. All our sites are operating at 100% climate neutral. Since 2014, we are a member of "climate protection company. The climate and energy efficiency group of German Business e. V." Since the selection criteria are very strict, there are only 37 climate protection companies in Germany.
Early on, we have switched our production to water-based printing inks and coatings as well as consistently optimised energy savings through e.g. the renewal of heating equipment and installation of a co-generation.
Perhaps our most important step was the development of a holistic climate strategy. Consequently, we have calculated our CO2 footprint for the entire company as the basis for new savings targets.
We want to reduce our CO2 emissions by a further 20% (starting from 2010) by 2020.
Our actions - an extract
We implemented major and smaller measures. In so doing, we reached the following results, for example:
- 90 tons of CO2 per year are saved with our compressed air management
- 50 tons of CO2 per year are saved wirth the procurement of compressors and heat pumps
To achieve our ambitious climate protection targets, we will implement further measures:
- Further investments in the reduction of energy consumption
- Optimisation of thermal insulation of various production
- Minimising air leakage
- Continuous involvement of employees in company suggestions
Our environmental partners and memberships:
Klimaschutz-Unternehmen e.V. - Association of Climate Protection Companies
Since 2014, we have been a member of the Association of Climate Protection Companies. The Association of Climate Protection Companies was launched in 2009 by the Ministry for Environment, the Ministry of Industry and the Chamber of Commerce to promote resource efficiency and energy efficiency in German companies. Only companies that have demonstrated to give excellent performance in terms of climate protection can become a member. Because of strict inclusion criteria, there are only 37 climate protection companies in Germany. Whether a company is accepted or not is decided by an independent scientific advisory board, composed of representatives of the three initiators.
In order to implement our climate protection projects, we cooperate with the climate protection consultancy ClimatePartner, Munich. Climate experts organise individual climate protection solutions for more than 1,000 large and medium sized companies. In addition, the company is a TÜV-certified provider of IT system solutions for CO2 monitoring and compensation. ClimatePartner works closely with environmental organizations and represents members in various international committees.
Umweltpakt Bayern – The Environmental Pact of Bavaria
We have committed ourself to this environmental initiative since 2010. The “Umweltpakt Bayern” was founded by the Bavarian State Government in 1995. It consolidates the initiatives and measures to foster individual responsibility and voluntariness for environmental protection among Bavarian businesses. The environmental pact succeeds in combining ecologically reasonable steps with economically feasible approaches. With its focus on climate and energy, sustainable mobility, environmental technology and resource efficiency, the pact makes an important contribution to the on-going energy turnaround as well as to climate protection.
Bundesdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Management e.V. (B.A.U.M.)
To underline our claim to sustainable economic and ecological development, we joined the B.A.U.M. association in 2011 and commit to its code of honour. Under the abbreviation B.A.U.M., the Bundesdeutsche Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Management e.V., has connected economic, environmental and social issues, as well as the principles of sustainability since 1984. Today B.A.U.M. is, with more than 600 members, the largest environmental initiative of the European economy. It is the goal of B.A.U.M. to raise awareness for preventative protection of the environment and the vision of sustainable business performance amongst enterprises, municipalities and organisations. Besides, it also aims at supporting the ecologically efficient, economically reasonable and socially fair implementation of these principles.