Highlights

Self-assessment insufficient: Formal ESG ratings are mandatory

In the last newsletter we explained how dynamically Environmental Social Governance (ESG) ratings are becoming key factors for business success. Today, we give you an in-depth insight into the ratings that are mainly used and demanded by clients of the packaging industry. We explain approaches and target groups and provide a basis for your decision. […]

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Expert-talk with innovation-evangelist Alexander Drees

In our new podcast series “Pioniere der Nachhaltigkeit” (German: “Pioneers of Sustainability”), we conduct expert discussions for you with leaders from the entire packaging world. The motto of the series: Revolutionising the packaging industry together! The guest of the first episode is marketer and innovation-evangelist Alexander Drees. More than 25 years of experience in the […]

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The underestimated power: ESG ratings and EU taxonomy regulation

Investors and regulators are increasing the pressure on sustainability. Environmental Social Governance (ESG) ratings and the new EU taxonomy regulation are becoming key factors in the allocation of funds and contracts. The availability of data on production processes and supply chains is thus also becoming a guideline for corporate success in the packaging industry. In […]

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Consumers and the EU are fed up. Packaging needs a diet.

Overpackaging is becoming a no-go. A recent study by Mondi on consumer behavior underlines this once again. Three out of four respondents reject oversized packaging. And EU regulators are also addressing the issue. The pressure on brand owners and manufacturers is growing steadily. Reducing packaging costs in a way that is appropriate for the cycle […]

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Packaging market: good prospects despite pandemic

While most industries have shrunk as a result of the Corona pandemic, the packaging market is recording annual growth of around 5.5 percent. The packaging machinery industry is an exception. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The supply situation for some raw and packaging materials remains a crucial point for the […]

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Get out of the growth jam!

Sustainability is a real driver for growth and a differentiation factor for the packaging industry. However, sustainable product offers will only be successful if the overall package of product and packaging is sustainable. In order to take advantage of the opportunities presented, companies must further professionalize in the area of sustainability. This must be done […]

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Steep curve in commodity prices. What can be done?

Plastics, metal, wood, paper, glass, crude oil, electricity: the prices of packaging materials and energy continue to rise, leading to higher production costs that filter through to consumers. The result is an inflationary cocktail. There are many reasons for price increases – from supply and demand to economic, demographic and political aspects, weather, inflation, and […]

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New white paper: Sustainability is revolutionizing the packaging market.

Sustainability is coming with the force of a tsunami and will fundamentally reshape the packaging industry. We've looked at the forces behind the momentum and summarized our findings for you in 10 causal theses. Gather inspiration in our white paper to turn the pressure to act into new creative power and actively shape the market. [...]

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