Climate Protection

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.

Our locations are climate-neutral. Climate neutrality covers all direct emissions produced within the VP Group including those produced through electricity and heat generation, by our fleet vehicles as well as fugitive gas emissions. It also covers indirect emissions from purchased energy and the related upstream supply chain, business trips, office paper, water, employee and external provider commutes and outbound logistics Other indirect externally produced emissions do not fall under our commitment to climate neutrality. These include emissions produced during the manufacturing of raw materials, preliminary products and goods, external in-bound logistics-related emissions, those produced by using or disposing of products and emissions caused by other processes.

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 a few 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.

Perhaps our most important step was the development of a holistic climate strategy. Each year, we are calculating our CO2 footprint for the entire company as the basis for new savings targets.

Our goal

We want to further reduce CO2 emissions through ongoing process optimization and discover and use potential savings.

Our actions - an extract

  • Increased efficiency: By implementing a compressed air management system, we can detect any leaks early and eliminate them
  • Energy saving: By switching to LED intelligent control within our warehouse areas, we can see a significant saving.
  • Forestation: We plant 1,000 trees in the region every year. The planting action not only ensures the growth of trees which absorb CO2, but also ensure that rare species have a habitat.

Our result

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
  • 30 tons of CO2 per year are saved by switching to LED intelligent control within our warehouse areas

We continue

To achieve our ambitious targets, we will implement further measures:

  • Further energy-efficiency measures in the reduction of energy consumption
  • Optimisation of thermal insulation
  • Minimising air leakage
  • Involving our suppliers to achieve our climate targets
  • Continuous involvement of employees in company suggestions

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