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27/06/2018 – News / Packaging / Sustainability / Plastic / IFCO / Germany

IFCO nominated for the German Sustainability Award

IFCO Systems GmbH, the leading global provider of reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for fresh foods, has been nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2019 in the category ‘medium-sized companies’.


Since 2008, the annual German Sustainability Award has honoured creative and sustainable solutions for tomorrow's challenges. Endorsed by the German Federal Government, local and business associations as well as numerous NGOs (including UNESCO and UNICEF), Europe's largest award for ecological and social commitment honours top achievements in sustainability in the categories of business, research, architecture and municipalities.


IFCO has been recognised for setting high ecological standards with its RPCs, which not only improve the supply chain efficiency of companies, but also reduce their ecological footprint. The use of IFCO RPCs – which are leased according to the pooling principle instead of sold – reduces solid waste, food losses and CO2 emissions, and ensures a more efficient use of resources.


Pioneer in sustainability 


IFCO Systems GmbH has been nominated for the German Sustainability Award in the category ‘medium-sized companies’. IFCO is one of the pioneers in terms of sustainability and social responsibility. RPCs from IFCO generate up to 60 per cent less CO2 and up to 86 per cent less solid waste compared to disposable single-way packaging. RPCs also consume less energy and water and reduce product damage by up to 96 per cent - which significantly reduces food waste.


“Our entire business philosophy is based on sustainability. We minimise the impact on the environment by constantly improving our products, activities and supply chains - for a cleaner future,” asserted Wolfgang Orgeldinger, CEO of IFCO Systems. “The nomination for the German Sustainability Award is a great recognition that further motivates us to make our contribution to a more sustainable world.” 


The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony will take place during the presentation of the German Sustainability Award – on 7th December 2018 in Düsseldorf.

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