Together.

Sustainability The concept of sustainability was first described by Hans Carl von Carlowitz in 1713. Since the 1990s, the expanded model of thinking has developed as a “triangle of sustainability”. Today, it stands for a comprehensive future concept based on a) an ecological balance, b) economic security and c) social fairness. closeSustainability at Pöppelmann.

Sustainability Report 2019

We do it. Better.
In joint responsibility for tomorrow.

Sustainable management has been a fundamental factor in our success for decades. The long-term added value of our actions lies at the heart of all of our decisions. This attitude is best described by the notion of "responsibility". We assume this responsibility every day anew – for our employees and the quality of our products, for the natural resources of our planet and for the region which we call home. In this report, we demonstrate how we embrace this responsibility within our company – and what aims we want to and must achieve. Read the full  management statement

“Our aspiration is to reconcile the market demands of our industry with our responsibility for future generations!”

The management (from left):
Henk Gövert, Norbert Nobbe and Matthias Lesch.

Strategy & fields of action

Our fields of action.

We have defined four fields of action for our sustainability strategy. They are mutually dependent, built on the PPx-principles and thus express our fundamental values.

 

Product

In the manufacture of our high-quality products, we focus on the quality of the solutions we develop together with our customers.

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Employees

People lie at the heart of everything we do. Our close connection with our employees embeds our company's deep roots in the region.

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Resources

Like every industrial company, we depend on resources. Our most important raw material is plastic, including as a recycled material Recycled materials Recycled materials are products from a recycling Recycling describes the process of converting waste into new materials and objects, and thus its return to the production and consumption cycle. closerecycling process. In plastics processing, it is an umbrella term used for regrind Regrind is obtained by grinding plastic. Regrind has different and irregular particle sizes of two to five millimetres and may contain dust particles. closeregrind, regranulate Regranulate is obtained as →Granules from plastic regrind Regrind is obtained by grinding plastic. Regrind has different and irregular particle sizes of two to five millimetres and may contain dust particles. closeregrind through a melting process. Regranulate has uniform grain size and no dust content and is ideal for further processing. closeregranulate or regenerate Regenerate is obtained through a melting process (compounding), to which additives are added to improve the properties. Regenerate has uniform grain sizes and no dust content and defined property values if applicable. closeregenerate → Material recycling Recycling describes the process of converting waste into new materials and objects, and thus its return to the production and consumption cycle. closerecycling. closeRecycled materials are products from a recycling Recycling describes the process of converting waste into new materials and objects, and thus its return to the production and consumption cycle. closerecycling process. In plastics processing, it is an umbrella term used for regrind Regrind is obtained by grinding plastic. Regrind has different and irregular particle sizes of two to five millimetres and may contain dust particles. closeregrind, regranulate Regranulate is obtained as →Granules from plastic regrind Regrind is obtained by grinding plastic. Regrind has different and irregular particle sizes of two to five millimetres and may contain dust particles. closeregrind through a melting process. Regranulate has uniform grain size and no dust content and is ideal for further processing. closeregranulate or regenerate Regenerate is obtained through a melting process (compounding), to which additives are added to improve the properties. Regenerate has uniform grain sizes and no dust content and defined property values if applicable. closeregenerate → Material recycling Recycling describes the process of converting waste into new materials and objects, and thus its return to the production and consumption cycle. closerecycling. closerecycled material.

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Region

As one of the largest companies in the region, we see it as our duty to contribute to social prosperity and cohesion.

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Stories & faces

This is how we embrace responsibility. Every single day.

Four stories and many people give an insight into our work.

 

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Teaser Film Nachhaltigkeitsbericht Mitarbeitende Medium En

Fresh salad and muesli for 40 cents.

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Full-circle with PÖPPELMANN blue®.

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Teaser Film Nachhaltigkeitsbericht Produkt Medium En
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Teaser Film Nachhaltigkeitsbericht Region Medium En

A day at the museum: let’s talk about plastic.

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At the Holdorf plant, a new life awaits plastic.

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Teaser Film Nachhaltigkeitsbericht Ressourcen Medium En
Dates & facts

Our responsibility in figures.

Based on the GRI standards, we provide information and facts about the economic, ecological and social effects of our work. GRI stands for Global Reporting Initiative. This international, non-profit organisation is dedicated to the development and dissemination of a global framework for sustainability reporting.

26,018

Years of experience and competence
(combined length of service of all employees in December 2018)

 


4,600

Tonnes of recycled material
produced in Holdorf (2018).

 


> 60 millions

Plant pots delivered in Recycling Blue.
(September 2018 to September 2019)

 


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Our goals for the future are firmly anchored in our tradition.

Sustainable business is not an entirely new concept for us. Our sustainability The concept of sustainability was first described by Hans Carl von Carlowitz in 1713. Since the 1990s, the expanded model of thinking has developed as a “triangle of sustainability”. Today, it stands for a comprehensive future concept based on a) an ecological balance, b) economic security and c) social fairness. closesustainability management can be described as follows: we embed already existing features in a new form, supplement it with current aspects and insights and let it grow organically within our company.

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