SÜDPACK has voluntarily published its fourth Sustainability Report – corroborating the progress made in 2020 and 2021 with hard data. The fact that SÜDPACK was named Germany’s 36th most sustainable SME out of over 4,000 businesses in a cross-sector ranking as recently lends considerable impetus to the film producer’s ambitious sustainability strategy. Because the companies’ Sustainability Reports were an explicit criterion when selecting the front-runners, especially their ESG targets and the effectiveness thereof. All of the Top 50 firms have one thing in common: for years, they have been committed to the three categories of ecology, economy and social responsibility in equal measure.
In contrast to its previous report for 2020, however, areas of activity that are essential for SÜDPACK and its stakeholders have been redefined. The latest report, which represents a significant expansion of its previous sustainability strategy, is now divided into the following topics: corporate governance, sustainable efficiency, circular economy, climate protection and social responsibility. In addition to its new set of guiding values and revised code of conduct, corporate governance also includes the economic pillar of sustainability and sustainable efficiency.
Overall, significant progress has been made in all areas during both financial years and documented accordingly in the report: SÜDPACK continues to work intensively on the development of extremely material-efficient, recyclable and therefore sustainable material structures. Its Pure-Line range featuring PP and PE-based high-performance films, its aluminum-free doypack and its film solution that is free of halogenic substances for the manufacture of blister packaging are great examples of this.
As a company that has been family-owned since it was founded in 1964 and is deeply rooted in the region, Südpack is particularly committed to people. In the latest edition of its Sustainability Report, the film producer also defines its operational framework and presents a number of projects that have been successfully implemented in recent months or have already been initiated: from individual employee development as well as occupational health and safety, through dealing with suppliers and business partners, to a sustainable supply chain.
Its new set of guiding values is a major cornerstone of cultural understanding.
Said Carolin Grimbacher: “In a dynamic market environment, how do we want to shape the future of SÜDPACK, how do we as a company want to be represented in public and finally how do we integrate new sites and employees into our organisation? We are convinced that we can only continue to be among the best in our industry if everyone shares and embraces the same values. The report is also available on its website.