Interpack 2011 Piepenbrock Presents First Sustainability Report

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Interpack 2011 piepenbrock presents first sustainability reportosnabrück, 05122011 piepenbrock group defends its pioneering role when it comes to sustainability. At the first day of worldleading trade fair interpack 2011 in düsseldorf, piepenbrock emphasised strikingly that sustainability is more than just an empty phrase but rather an essential guiding principle throughout the whole company group. For this reason, ceos and chairmen olaf und arnulf piepenbrock passed on the first piepenbrock sustainability report to media representatives. At the same time, the affiliated companies&rsquo managing directors &ndash andreas graf, loesch verpackungstechnik gmbh, and andreas hollmann, hastamat verpackungstechnik gmbh &ndash presented the seal &ldquocarbon neutral packaging&rdquo. Both companies issue their new seal to machines produced in a carbon neutral way. Moreover, loeschpack and hastamat compensate for those emissions discharged during the value creation process by sponsoring climate protection projects. First climate, an emission trading specialist, certifies this by an official certificate. Additionally, loeschpack and hastamat plant trees in the companyowned piepenbrock forest in order to realise the machines&rsquo carbon neutral operation during their customers&rsquo production process for at least one year after purchase. Piepenbrock&rsquos sustainability report titled &ldquoresponsibility&rdquo documents on 96 pages, which measures the company group has been taken during the past years concerning economic, ecologic, and social points of view, and which strategies piepenbrock will pursue in the future. The company addresses stakeholders like customers, suppliers and employees by disclosing the sustainable structures and processes the company has introduced beforehand. Piepenbrock&rsquos sustainability report shows how the group and their affiliated companies conciliate economic efficiency, environmental protection and social responsibility. In order to achieve this, piepenbrock followed the guidelines of the commonly acknowledged global reporting initiative gri while compiling the report. With respect to the economical, but particularly the political and social conditions, acting sustainably and reporting about it will be increasingly imperative for all companies of the private sector. &ldquothe challenges of the 21st century with a progressive economic globalisation, the demographic change, an ageing society, scarcity of natural resources and, last but not least, the climate change enhance the requirements for business companies,&rdquo arnulf piepenbrock accentuated. Olaf piepenbrock added &ldquopiepenbrock group with their hundredyearstobe history and their firm values sends a clear sign for a continuous economic company development by publishing this sustainability report.&rdquo &ldquocarbon neutral packaging&rdquowith the concept of carbon neutral packaging, loeschpack and hastamat combine their entire ecological efforts to position themselves as sustainably acting packaging machinery manufacturers. &bdquowhile other manufacturers still announce that they are going to develop carbon neutral machines, we are one step ahead and offer those today already,&rdquo hollmann said. Graf &ldquowithin the branches confectionery, longlife bakery and snacks sustainability aspects increase by the kind of purchase decision. Customers buy those products succeeding to a direct impulse at the point of sale. This is why the brand image increasingly exerts pressure on us manufacturers.&rdquo therefore, both companies develop continuously more energy efficient and powerful machines. Furthermore, loeschpack and hastamat create added ecological value by reducing packaging material and processing biodegradable films. The logo &ldquocarbon neutral packaging&rdquo is planned to be established in the market and to mark another cornerstone of &ldquopiepenbrock goes green&rdquo. About piepenbrockpiepenbrock group is a familyowned company in the fourth generation. Piepenbrock disburdens their clients by a broad service portfolio, for example in the areas facility management, cleaning services, maintenance and security services. In the engineering branch piepenbrock group is successful with its packaging machines. Furthermore, the company is wellknown for its cleaning agents. With around 800 locations and 70 branches as well as 25.000 employees piepenbrock is a reliable partner.    We take responsibility &ndash also for the environment. Under the roof of &ldquopiepenbrock goes green&rdquo piepenbrock preserves resources with their clients and reduces the emission of co2. The branches and affiliated companies of piepenbrock group in cooperation with the children&rsquos fund plan international e.v. Sponsor 63 children in laos in the long term. With this commitment we are aiming at sustainably improving the general living conditions in one of the poorest districts of the world. About loeschpackas a manufacturer of packaging machines and systems, loesch verpackungstechnik gmbh has earned a worldwide reputation as a creative supplier of integrated solutions for clientspecific packaging systems. Stateoftheart, efficient manufacturing methods combined with comprehensive quality management form the basis for technically and commercially sophisticated, premium machines and systems.  About hastamathastamat verpackungstechnik gmbh is a leading manufacturer of packaging machines and systems. With a manufacturing base in lahnau near wetzlar, it has a global sales network. Stateoftheart, efficient manufacturing methods combined with comprehensive quality management form the basis for technically and commercially sophisticated, premium machines and systems. Hastamat is particularly known for the rapid packaging of stickshaped products such as pretzel sticks.  Find out more about piepenbrock and their affiliated companies  best regards markus forytta diplomsozialwissenschaftler referent unternehmenskommunikation piepenbrock unternehmensgruppe gmbh co. Kg hannoversche straße 9195 d49084 osnabrück phone. 49 541 5841480 fax 49 541 5841489 mobile 49 177 9400480 email web   

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