We also collaborate actively with international task forces / working groups / associations (e. g. European Aluminium Foil Association, Flexible Packaging Europe, Sustainable Packaging Coalition …).
Through our active membership of the “Sustainable Packaging Coalition” we contribute to the development of more sustainable packaging solutions for our customers.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC) is an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging. Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, SPC endeavors to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials.
In close collaboration with FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the Messe Düsseldorf Group intends to make a contribution to the fight against global food losses. The initiative SAVE FOOD aims at encouraging the dialogue on food losses between industry, research, politics and civil society. For this purpose, the initiative will regularly bring together stakeholders involved in the food supply chain from the food industry, retail, packaging, and logistics for conferences and projects and will support them in developing effective measures. Raising the awareness of consumers is another major goal (www.save-food.org).
In fact packaging has a small role in the overall lifecycle of packed goods but is effective at protecting its content. Thus, appropriate packaging provides better protection to valuable products and ultimately saves resources. In other words, less waste of resources and fewer greenhouse gases are produced. One has to be aware that more packaging, that reduces food waste, is a benefit, not an environmental burden. Constantia Flexibles International is convinced that sustainable action also must determine our future and we bear this responsibility for our community. Sustainability and the Environment are topics that are a fundamental part of our business focus and are reflected in a defined product strategy towards process goals. Joining the Food Save Initiative was a logical consequence for our corporation.