It’s actually quite simple: sustainability is very important to us; we take our responsibility seriously. Not just since today, not just "because it's part of our business", but proactively and for decades now. Even back in 1988, with our first plastic-free packaging for a kitchen knife, followed in 1992 by Nurpak® - our first recyclable mono-material packaging and at that time a brand in its own right. Ever since then, sustainability has become an increasingly important issue for KOCH and is deeply anchored in our corporate DNA. Reduce - Reuse - Replace: This is the triad that plays a pivotal role in our sustainable machine and packaging innovations. We continuously develop and test new materials and bring new technologies to market maturity, thus enabling you to today to face the 2025 EU recycling targets with confidence.
With our sustainable packaging solutions, we are assuming responsibility and are contributing to a more livable planet. For example, when it comes to our machines, we don't just prioritize the highest degree of individuality but also efficiency. As a result, our customers receive tailor-made and sustainable packaging machines. Complete solutions consisting of packaging design and technology create an ideal product/packaging ratio. That means they use less material and make the packaging process even more productive.
Thinking and acting sustainably, acting responsibly to reconcile economic, social and ecological interests is a commitment that we take very seriously – individually and collectively. And not just since today. This principle defines our daily work of developing sustainable packaging solutions.
Excellent packaging quality: That is what our machine solutions are built for. But every solution includes a whole lot more: knowledge of future requirements, which we respond to with innovative technologies and environmentally friendly equipment features. For a smaller ecological footprint. And it puts you in a great position when the new EU recycling guideline takes effect in 2025.
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Protecting the product, presenting the brand in an appealing way, conserving resources and achieving full recyclability: We can deliver on all these objectives. With different types of packaging made of eco-friendly materials, designed to meet the EU’s plastic waste policy. Always thoroughly tested and easily processed with our sustainable packaging machines.
Making our world more sustainable with innovative machines, establishing a good eco-balance as an integral part of the portfolio. Many companies are with us on this. "Machine tools made in Germany already rank among the most sustainable products currently available. They excel in terms of lengthy useful lifetimes, and the manufacturers devote particular attention to energy consumption during the utilization phase and are driving forward new technologies," says Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, Chairman of the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW).
Today for tomorrow: manufacturers of packaging machines are making a valuable contribution to boosting sustainability with their technologies. For example through smart heating: This process allows you to perfectly control the material thickness at any point of the packaging – without compromising its high quality!
The new EU packaging guideline goes into effect in 2025. This guideline focuses on stronger recycling measures regarding packaging waste. The share of recyclable packaging and deposit systems is intended to play an even greater role in the future in order to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption. The guideline primarily targets manufacturers to produce sustainably and in a manner that protects the environment, since they are the ones determining packaging quantities and types. However, the initial target of the EU provisions is not recycling but the previous step: preventing waste.
At KOCH, we use our past experience to constantly test innovative options and to establish cutting-edge technologies or materials. That allows us to continue to offer you new, sustainable technologies. To ensure you are able to meet tomorrow's requirements today.
Sustainability is a global community effort. We contribute our innovativeness and investment strength and engage in initiatives and partnerships for greater sustainability. This allows us to help shape the sociopolitical, economic and ecological environment. For example, through a more sustainable supply chain and environmentally friendly packaging that the end consumer can easily recycle.
We support the ten universal principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labor, the environment, and the fight against corruption and make our contribution to the fulfillment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on the commitment of CEOs to implement the sustainability principles mentioned and to enter into partnerships in support of the UN goals.
Healthy profits and a sound capital structure are the basis for us as a packaging machine manufacturer, that allows us to achieve our vision and our goals. One part of our corporate culture is securing the jobs of our employees over the long-term, to actively embrace our corporate responsibility and to act in ways that are environmentally sound. For this reason, we have put together a sustainability team that consists of dedicated employees who contribute their know-how from different departments. This group is responsible for systematically implementing the strategic guidelines of the company management. One team member is also a member of the company management, which means that the planned measures will always be reviewed. By operating sustainably and profitably we secure our autonomy and the ability to act independently.
It's our guiding principle. Now and in the future!
With KOCH Pac-Systeme, you have an experienced partner by your side who is aware of their responsibility as a producer of high-quality packaging solutions. With our sustainable packaging machines and environmentally friendly packaging, we not only help your company take the next step but also make an important contribution to the well-being of our planet. Get in touch with us now to find out more about our solutions in this field and allow us to assist you with expert advice.