For the third time now, SÜDPACK has voluntarily published an ex-tensive sustainability report. The current publication transparently communicates the progress made in 2018 and 2019 in the fields of environment, economy and social responsibility. Some of the most notable focal points include the roadmap for sustainable film pack-aging from SÜDPACK as well as the implementation of reusable material loops within the company itself.
For SÜDPACK, sustainability is an elementary component of corporate strategy. As a leading film manufacturer and pioneering partner in the development of sustainable packaging concepts, the company group has worked intensively on expanding its innovative product portfolio in recent years within the framework of its sustainability offensive. At the same time, various initiatives have been launched, which most particu-larly take material reduction, recyclability, renewable raw materials and a circular economy into account. These initiatives will make it possible to meet both the current and future needs of the packaging industry by minimizing resource consumption as much as possible in the production of packaging and by closing reusable material loops.
Compared to the two previous reports, the scope of this report has been expanded to include two international sites. In addition to the sites SÜD-PACK Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG and ecoform Multifol Verpackungsfolien GmbH & Co. KG with the production sites in Ochsen-hausen, Erlenmoos, Schwendi and Erolzheim, the sites SÜDPACK Kłobuck Sp. z o.o. (Poland) and SÜDPACK Bioggio SA (Switzerland) have also been included in the communication. The production pro-cesses at all six sites have been developed and optimized so resources can be used in production even more efficiently than before.
Published every two years, the report is based on the leading interna-tional standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). SÜDPACK
views its extensive sustainability reporting not only as a voluntary commitment to provide maximum transparency for its customers, business partners, stakeholders and employees, but above all “as part of an ongoing process of optimization within our company and as a key contribution to the ongoing advancement of an entire industry,” explained Erik Bouts, CEO of SÜDPACK. After all, “we can only face global challenges, such as climate change, ever-increasing pollution and developments in social interaction, when, in our view, all those bearing responsibility in the industrial and social realms contribute to an absolutely essential, holistic transformation and shoulder their responsibility.”
One of the target-oriented approaches taken by SÜDPACK has been to create the new division “CSR and Sustainability,” which will be within the sphere of Strategic Marketing. Based on a holistic sustainability strategy, it will be possible to implement new projects even more effectively and to increasingly consolidate the individual sustainability initiatives. To give just one example, the agenda includes the execution of projects that contribute to the carbon neutrality of the sites as well as reducing the carbon footprint of packaging materials from SÜDPACK
A individual website has been set up for the sustainability report 2020 from SÜDPACK, which can be accessed at www.sustainability.su-edpack.com. All relevant contents of the report are clearly presented on this site.
SÜDPACK is a leading manufacturer of high-tech films and packaging materials for the food, non-food, and medical product industries. Our solutions ensure maximum product protection as well as additional pioneering features with min-imum material input.
The family business, which was founded by Alfred Remmele in 1964, is head-quartered in Ochsenhausen. Production sites in Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland and the USA are equipped with the latest plant technology and manufacture to the highest standards, including the capacity to operate under clean room conditions. The worldwide sales and service network ensures a high degree of proximity to the customer and comprehensive application technology support in more than 70 countries.
With its state-of-the-art development and application center at its headquarters in Ochsenhausen, the innovation-oriented company offers its customers an op-timal platform for carrying out application tests and for developing individual and custom solutions.
SÜDPACK is committed to sustainable development and fulfils its responsibility as an employer and towards society, the environment, and its customers by developing packaging solutions that are unparalleled in their efficiency and sus-tainability.
SÜDPACK VERPACKUNGEN GmbH & Co. KG
Julia Gruber / Marketing
D-88416 Ochsenhausen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 7352 925 – 1358