Sustainability

ESRS and CSRD: What you need to prepare for now

The European Commission had adopted the first 12 European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) on 31 July 2023 . The ESRS will have a massive impact as a central component of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). In our article, we highlight the most important aspects for you. We show you which ESRS are mandatory and […]

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How does the PPWR affect the packaging industry?

Following the agreement between Parliament and the Council on 4 March 2024, the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation is just around the corner. It is already knocking on the door with the ongoing final trialogue procedure. Even if it has not yet finally entered the room: The fundamental and long-running social debates and trends […]

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The wild ride to sustainability – and what belongs on your work plan

What a wild ride! The year 2023 has barely allowed us to catch our breath when it comes to sustainability policy and the packaging industry. We take a brief look back at key packaging-related regulations for you and look ahead to next year and the topics of green claims, food contact, chemicals and due diligence […]

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Quo vadis EcoVadis? 2024 will bring massive changes

In recent years, EcoVadis has developed into an important tool for making the performance of companies around sustainability measurable and comparable. On 1 January 2024, EcoVadis will introduce significant changes and adapt its evaluation standards. Without professional sustainability management, it will no longer be possible to win a medal in the future. We inform you […]

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Ready for Carbon Disclosure 2023? CDP as first important step into systematic climate reporting

Through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), companies in the supply chain are asked by their customers to be transparent as well as document their environmental performance and the extent of their environmental (specifically greenhouse gas emissions) disclosure activities. In 2022, 746 investors and more than 280 large buyers asked companies in their value chain to […]

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PPWR: A brief overview of the state of the negotiations

Negotiations between the Member States and the Parliament are ongoing and amendments to the Commission’s draft PPWR are being tabled (3000 so far).   On the German side, the Federal Council has spoken out against certain exceptions contained in the PPWR. This concerns for instance: exemptions from recyclate input quotas for fibre-based packaging; the 10-year […]

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Get Your Company Regulation-Ready: The 6-Point Plan

In 2023, many different regulatory impulses will affect companies in the packaging industry, some of which, such as the Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) or the new regulation of “green claims”, are still being hotly debated. Others, such as the new reporting obligation of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), have been law since January 05, […]

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Why brand owners need the packaging industry to meet their climate goals

Many brand manufacturers have set themselves ambitious climate targets. At the same time, Brussels and the national states are constantly increasing the targets and quotas in the climate sector. In order to achieve these targets and their own goals, brand manufacturers are dependent on the packaging industry. This is because packaging is a relevant factor […]

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Top or Flop? Sustainability review 2022 and outlook 2023

The year 2022 has confronted us with unexpected challenges. Rising energy and raw material costs, inflation and war in Ukraine have claimed many resources. What has this done to the megatopic of sustainability and its aspects such as the circular economy and climate protection? Did it fall under the radar? Was it treading water? Or […]

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