One of the features of the Wolfertschwenden, Germany-basedMultivac Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG as a company is its particularly sustainable and re-sponsible management – and it is now the only supplier of pack-aging solutions among the "50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders".
The initiative by Bloomberg and the UN is aimed at highlighting groundbreaking contributions by leading companies in achieving ambitious UN climate objectives, and thereby promoting greater commitment in a wide range of markets. As part of a se-ries of programs initiated by Bloomberg and the UN, the participating companies will exemplify a range of different approaches covering all aspects of sustainability, as well as demonstrating that entrepreneuri-al success and ecological commitment go hand in hand. “Together we can still win the race,” says Christian Traumann, Group President of Multivac, expressing his conviction.
Thanks to its holistic sustainability strategy, the globally operating Group has been recommended for a worldwide campaign as one of 50 model companies in terms of climate protection and energy efficiency. A summit meeting of all Sustainability & Climate Leaders is also planned for the first quarter of 2021 at the UN in New York. Sustainability – relived every day in many different facets For the family-owned company, sustainability is an integral part of the company strategy.
For around 60 years now, Multivac packaging solutions have been making sure, that sensitive products around the world can be processed efficiently, as well as being packed hygienically, reliably and attractively. Particular attention is always paid to a packaging process, which is both resource-saving and gentle on the product, so that the customer receives the right machine technology, suitable packaging materials and an optimum pack design. Other significant areas of ac-tion are the optimisation of the company's internal and logistical pro-cesses, as well as the sustainable production of packaging machines with a particularly long lifespan.
Multivac is also a trailblazer and model for the sector, when it comes to sustainable packaging materials – through the develop-ment, for example, of alternative packaging material concepts with reduced use of plastics, as well as its comprehensive range of Paper-Board materials. These paper fibre-based materials are not only inno-vative and functional, but also particularly sustainable. They have found a high level of acceptance with processors, retailers and consumers, and they can be recycled after use in the appropriate recy-cling loops. New benchmarks in the market are also being set by Multivac's innovative machine concepts such as the X-line ther-moforming packaging machine, as well as by processing solutions from the Multivac subsidiary TVI, which feature trim-free portioning and energy-efficient freezing.
Among others, Multivac's international roadmapalso foresees in the medium to long term the structured development of emerging markets, particularly in Africa and South East Asia, by expanding its local presence and ex-tending the range of advice and training for hand-crafted producers and small companies. This is intended to prevent food wastage through the use of suitable processing and packaging solutions. “As one of the leading players in the market, we have of course set ambitious targets for ourselves. We will therefore be providing wide-spread information about our projects and innovations, not just as part of the UN campaign but also through a wide range of channels, so that the development of sustainable solutions in the packaging sector continues to be driven forward at high speed,” explains Traumann.