SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE NEUTRALITY

PackSynergy AG is a climate-neutral company.

As the European Packaging Network with a more than 20-year history, we are guided by our responsibility towards people and the environment as our contribution to future generations.

We support sustainability projects and initiatives. As an initiator and catalyst for experienced packaging wholesalers throughout Europe, we encourage them to develop – and continuously optimize – environmentally and resource friendly processes and products.

INITIATIVES

FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY

By offsetting our company’s emissions, we underline our commitment to climate protection and sustainability. PackSynergy’s partners will progressively become climate-neutral starting in 2021. Offsetting unavoidable corporate emissions via support for climate action projects represents an important element of any comprehensive climate action strategy along with the avoidance and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

Our “climate-neutral” label and the certificate showing our ClimatePartner ID number ensure the necessary transparency about the way we offset our carbon emissions as well as our commitment to national and international carbon offset projects.

"We see ourselves
as an initiator in the
world of packaging."
gelber Hintergrund
THOMAS A. BAUR
CEO | PACKSYNERGY AG
Unternehmensführung, Geschäftsleitung

Sustainability concept

in the network

Climate neutrality

Group-wide

At PackSynergy AG, we pursue two distinct approaches with our environmental initiative. Our European member companies are urged to follow our lead.

The first of these approaches involves certifying the corporate carbon footprint (CCF) of all network members.

The second entails certifying the product carbon footprint (PCF) of the principal products in each member’s packaging and material portfolio.

As regards the product carbon footprint seven uniform product groups have been defined in our network as the standard for all partner companies, in order to ensure the greatest possible consistency throughout Europe.

Requirements

for suppliers

PackSynergy observes uniform principles together with the (group) suppliers in the network.

These principles are intended to provide members with a framework and support in their efforts to increase their customers’ use of resource and environmentally friendly packaging solutions and processes.

The aim is for our partners to give preference to – and primarily offer – products which the industry makes climate-neutral and which help reduce material use, conform to FSC standards and encourage the use of recyclates.

Our suppliers regularly communicate information on product groups to the group and in doing so promote the use of sustainable products.

Knowledge

Management

In order to encourage sustainability initiatives in day-to-day business, we promote an active exchange of sustainability knowledge within our network.

Individual pioneers share their know-how with other member companies in project groups as well as regular, virtual workshops.

We deliberately avoid restricting such exchanges of views to mere climate issues: we want to broaden and deepen our expertise in this way and create synergies for more sustainability. We’re talking about improved living conditions today and tomorrow – for us and for coming generations. As a strong pan-European group, we’re keen to take a stance here.

All across Europe, we support the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging solutions and materials which save both resources and energy.

 

INNOVATIVE and sustainable

packaging solutions

Our partners stand for strong product innovations in challenging settings. PackSynergy members develop special or individual packaging solutions for demanding customers and market them all over Europe. Innovation & sustainability are driven by the intensive interaction within the network.

Our partners can supply you with a wide range of sustainable packaging solutions. Sustainability and environmental awareness are playing an ever greater role in society – and with them the desire for alternatives to conventional packaging solutions. PackSynergy and its members are conscious of their responsibility and their portfolios include many different types of sustainable packaging. More efficiency and sustainability in the mail order sector, logistics and industry: our products and process solutions are based on the latest product innovations, so that we can offer you the most efficient and the most resource friendly solutions and materials every time.

 

CLIMATE PARTNER

Climate neutrality

Sparing and responsible use of resources in all processes is a central element of sustainable business in our network.

ClimatePartner offers climate action solutions – by calculating carbon emissions together with customers, showing how they can be reduced, initiating climate action strategies and offsetting CO2 emissions in carbon offset projects – all the way to climate-neutral companies and products.

WHAT IS MEANT BY

CLIMATE NEUTRALITY?

Anyone who buys climate-neutral products is making a concrete contribution to fighting global warming.

The ClimatePartner label guarantees the climate neutrality of the labelled product – or service. All carbon emissions inevitably generated in the value chain have been calculated and offset via recognized carbon offset projects. 

This means that consumers can easily take climate action with everyday purchasing decisions: from climate-neutral print products to hotel stays or from food and beverage products to packaging and office stationery or even events.

Watch the video to learn more.

Climate-neutral with ClimatePartner

in brief

CALCULATE CARBON EMISSIONS

We calculated our company’s carbon emissions together with ClimatePartner and measured our corporate carbon footprint (CCF) – from heating and energy to business travel, office supplies and how our employees commute to work. We also gathered data concerning the raw materials for our products as well as packaging, logistics and disposal.

Avoid and Reduce

We avoid and reduce these carbon emissions wherever possible.

We update our CCF regularly, to enable us to gauge the success of the measures taken so far.

OFFSET CARBON EMISSIONS

We offset all unavoidable carbon emissions by supporting a carbon offset project. That’s what makes us a climate-neutral company and it’s why selected products have achieved climate neutrality. Carbon offset projects save on carbon emissions, for example through afforestation efforts or by replacing ecologically harmful technologies with climate-friendly alternatives. For more information on our current carbon offset project, see: www.climatepartner.com/1087

Carbon offset project

We support:

To offset our carbon emissions, we support a recognized climate action project which is certified according to international standards:

Plastic Bank, ocean protection worldwide

Money for plastic –  this is the approach taken by the Plastic Bank. In Haiti, Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines, people collect plastic waste. At local collection points, they can exchange it for money, food, drinking water, credits on their mobile or even school fees. The project makes sure that less plastic ends up in the sea. Instead, it is recycled and turned into so-called social plastic, which serves as raw material for new products such as packaging. For more information on the project, see: www.climatepartner.com/1087

 

Climate-neutral partners

in our network

The aim is to achieve climate neutrality, on the one hand of the corporate carbon footprint (CCF) of our partner companies and on the other, of the product carbon footprint (PCF) of large sections of the network’s product and process portfolio. The following partner companies have already become climate-neutral with ClimatePartner’s help.

Glossary

Key concepts explained.