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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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).
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 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. 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!