Efficient use of resources.

We want to use resources efficiently and avoid environmental damage in order to enable subsequent generations to have a future worth living. We are committed to the responsible use of resources, especially the raw material plastic, and using energy effectively. Right from product design, we take the effects on the environment during the entire product life cycle into account.

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Plant pots delivered in Circular blue.
(September 2018 to September 2019)

We process plastic into high-quality materials. We use both virgin plastic – synthetically produced from crude oil – and recycled material from plastic waste. Our manifested goal is to continue to minimise the consumption of fossil resources in the processing of the forward-looking material plastic. We achieve this through comprehensive concepts that further advance the cost-effective use of recycled materials.

At the beginning of 2018, we established the PÖPPELMANN blue® initiative to bundle all company activities that promote a closed raw material cycle.

Our aim of using resources efficiently and effectively relates to all production factors. Our energy requirements for generating electricity and heat create emissions. We also depend on water and soil as natural resources and thus impact the environment in this way, too. Taking economic and technical aspects into account, we have long pursued the aim of achieving the best possible ecological compatibility of our work.

We have been monitoring and improving our environmental impact for over 20 years. Pöppelmann has voluntarily participated in the European Union's Environmental Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) since 1996. Through this, we have been able to develop ourselves steadily, and sustainably improve our environmental impact. We publish regular environmental statements to inform staff and the public about our environmental performance.

“With our extensive and long-standing experience, we can work out new solutions aimed at improving the quality of the recycled materials today.”

Otto Bavendiek,
Head of Compounding, Holdorf

Otto Bavendiek, Head of Compounding Holdorf
Otto Bavendiek, Head of Compounding Holdorf

With regard to our energy requirements, our energy management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 50001 continuously exploits savings potential and thus increases the company’s energy efficiency. This happens in all energy-relevant areas, from innovative plant technology to energy-saving lighting and IT. Through the efficient use of energy, we aim to minimise our impact on the environment and make a decisive contribution to climate protection.


More in the GRI report:

Increasing the use of recycled material.

The material we process has fallen into disrepute. The production, processing, use and disposal of plastic is surrounded by much controversy in society and politics.


Minimising environmental impacts

The effects of our activities and products on the environment are a crucial yardstick for all company decisions.


Using energy efficiently.

Every day, we strive to improve energy efficiency and develop measures to reduce our energy consumption.