Management statement

Management statement

We assume responsibility – with competence and experience.

Plastic is a material that has been enabling humanity to make ground-breaking progress for more than 100 years: in medicine and in the household, in communication and in mobility. A world without plastic is unimaginable – and undesirable. Without plastic, today’s expectations in terms of living standards and conditions, hygiene and modern technology could not be maintained. Put simply, our plant pots help to keep the world green. Our food packaging makes sure that quark, spreads and salads arrive fresh at the table with reliable product quality. Our laboratory receptacles ensure flawless blood sampling. Our technical car components enable advances to be made in CO2-reducing lightweight construction solutions. Our protective elements stop highly complex and sensitive components from being damaged.

Our aspiration is to reconcile the market demands of our industry with our responsibility for future generations. This 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 report illustrates how we do this as a leading company in plastics processing. In it, we outline how this aspiration impacts on our everyday work within the company as well as in the areas of product, employees, resources and region.

We are proud of our expertise and experience in plastic. We do not have to hide what we do today to find intelligent product concepts for the world of tomorrow. At the same time, we see great potential for improvement in the future, especially in terms of a circular economy The circular economy The circular economy is a model of production and consumption in which existing materials and products are shared, leased, reused, repaired, refurbished and recycled for as long as possible. This prolongs the life cycle The life cycle of a product spans the phases from production through the use and possible reuse, all the way to disposal. An extended definition can also include the procurement and provision of the raw materials before production and the reuse of raw materials after product disposal. closelife cycle of the products. In practice, this means that waste is reduced to a minimum. closecircular economy is a model of production and consumption in which existing materials and products are shared, leased, reused, repaired, refurbished and recycled for as long as possible. This prolongs the life cycle The life cycle of a product spans the phases from production through the use and possible reuse, all the way to disposal. An extended definition can also include the procurement and provision of the raw materials before production and the reuse of raw materials after product disposal. closelife cycle of the products. In practice, this means that waste is reduced to a minimum. closecircular economy. Sustainable production can only succeed if material cycles are closed, and it is this conviction that drives us forward.

With our PÖPPELMANN blue® The company-wide PÖPPELMANN blue® initiative bundles activities that aim to achieve a completely closed raw material cycle in the company. closePÖPPELMANN blue® initiative, we took our first steps in this direction very early on and are already reaping initial success. But there is a long road ahead. We cannot overcome it alone; it demands the collaboration of all parties involved in politics, science, business and society. Even against this background, we are pleased about the current controversial discussion surrounding our material, plastic. It shows that there is great interest in our work and can provide crucial motivation for the development of sustainable product solutions.

Those who speak of 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 mean an ecological balance, economic security and social fairness. We are determined to make our contribution in realising this comprehensive concept for the future. Working on the 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 strategy and report helps us to set the right course in good time.

We would like to thank everyone inside and outside our company who has supported us on this journey of self-assurance and route planning for the future through discussions and pointers, criticism and suggestions.

We have given our report the title “We do it. Better. In joint responsibility for tomorrow.” This is the benchmark by which we measure our performance.  
 


Management:
Henk Gövert, Norbert Nobbe und Matthias Lesch.

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