Papier-Mettler has formulated eight thematic areas that are company priorities in terms of aspects of sustainability and that form an integral component of our business activities:
1. Recycling and resource efficiency
Papier-Mettler’s sustainability strategy relates to the entire life cycle of a product including the manufacturing, use and disposal phases.
|»||Promoting alternative raw materials
We develop materials that are manufactured from renewable or recycled raw materials. Our aim is to make alternative packaging solutions accessible for the mass market.
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|»||Rational use of packaging
We promote the rational use of packaging for efficient deployment of energy and resources and to reduce consumption of mineral oil.
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We seek solutions for the subsequent use of packaging. We investigate recycling opportunities during the product development phases itself. Our goal is achieved when we are able to realise closed material loops.
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2. Climate and environmental protection
We are constantly working to achieve the maximum reduction in energy and water consumption and the amount of production waste at our company and manufacturing locations. We are also working to enhance our processes from ecological and economic perspectives.
|»||Climate and environmental protection at the company
Papier-Mettler’s state-of-the-art production facilities and complex environmental, quality and safety management systems enable it to fulfil the most demanding of standards.
We reduce the burden on the environment via techniques such as closed water loops, the use of rain water, the thermic and regenerative cleaning of exhaust air and heat recovery systems.
We also place great emphasis on efficient logistics. We achieve this via short transport routes and optimum utilisation of our modern vehicle fleet. At Papier-Mettler, waste is sorted and separate, with 98% of production waste being recycled.
Papier-Mettler also invests in the replanting of trees and plants on the company site.
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Energy management at Papier-Mettler
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Our future strategy is aligned towards focusing on innovations that reduce the burden on the environment.
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Green packaging solutions
Projects and partnerships
We analyse our products in overall ecological terms and during all phases of their life cycle. We believe that the greatest ecological challenges facing us are climate change and the scarcity of fossil resources. These are the areas in which we as a company are able to exert the greatest influence.
3. Protection of nature from plastic waste
We promote measures to protect the environment against plastic waste. Papier-Mettler believes that systematic disposal and recycling models are the most effective form of environmental protection. Policymakers, trade and industry, local government and NGOs all need to work together in this regard.
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4. Health and safety at work and health protection
The company operates on the basis of an awareness that our employees are vital to our success. Health and safety at work and health protection are given the highest priority.
5. Product safety
As a reliable business partner, we ensure long-term product quality. Our understanding of quality also includes compliance with the strictest product safety guidelines.
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6. Innovation and competitiveness
In order to secure sustainable business success, we invest in the training of our employees and in research and development for new product solutions. This enables us to remain innovative and competitive.
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Research & development
7. Long-term securing of the requirement for skilled workers
Our aim is for our staff to enjoy working for us and to stay with us on a long-term basis. We want to be an attractive employer that is down-to-earth, reliable, innovative and dynamic.
8. Compliance and corporate ethics
We act in accordance with ethical and social principles. These are stipulated in our Code of Conduct. This regulates matters such as compliance with fundamental human and employment rights and topics related to health, health and safety at work and the environment. All forms of corruption and of child or forced labour are forbidden at Papier-Mettler and at its suppliers.