Responsibility for people and the environment
Responsible actions for the benefit of society require consideration of social and ecological values in thought and actions, alongside economic aims.
This objective, to bring ecology and economy in harmony, is an integral part of the corporate culture at PAPSTAR and anchored firmly in the daily work. This sustainable approach is evident not only in the use of renewable raw materials for our products, but also in the consistent review of our business processes with regard to ecological criteria.
Like the Sustainability Report published exactly one year ago, the associated Progress Report 2020 now bears the same title “Naturally sustainable”, so that it can be clearly identified. The division into the five central areas of activity, employees, products, environment, networks and processes, has been retained - in addition, there are various other topics and even awards and, last but not least, the detailed presentation of the PAPSTAR Solutions GmbH.
Disposable tableware and service packaging made from fossil raw materials will have problems to compete and are sometimes prohibited by law. Our ecological concept brand PAPSTAR- "pure" has shown the way to the future of single-use tableware since 2008.
In the future, all PAPSTAR products will be "biobased" and therefore sustainable. That means: The products are made from renewable raw materials. We make sure that they are all biodegradable and largely compostable.
Sustainability also means that only as much raw material is extracted as naturally can grow back. This applies to products made from cardboard or paper, from sugar cane or other plant residues, from palm leaf or bamboo and also from bio-plastics based on corn, sugar beet or cassava. In this way, disposable tableware becomes an ecologically sensible alternative.
Since the founding of the company in 1873, PAPSTAR has produced paper plates and cups based on the renewable raw material wood.
The PAPSTAR environmental management system is certified according to ISO 14001:2004. The PAPSTAR commitment to the environment and the sustainable use of the resource wood is confirmed by the FSC® certification.
Recycling is an important factor for the reduction of greenhouse gas and contributes significantly to climate change.
By participating in the dual system of "Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Germany GmbH" we saved the quantities certified in the following environmental certification of carbon dioxide, energy, oil, phosphate and sulphur dioxide in 2017.
The entire fleet consists exclusively of low-emission Euro 6 vehicles which can be loaded in two-storeys thus ensuring an optimal utilisation of the transport volume.
The drivers are regularly trained as part of the eco-driver training to reduce the average fuel consumption of the entire fleet.
Through the use of eco-power, its own water treatment plant including use of rain water, the illumination of the storage using modern LED technology and the use of lithium-polymer batteries in the forklift trucks, PAPSTAR conserves available resources as best as possible and contributes to the sustainable use of energy.
Also in the future, we will sustainability align and further develop our products and processes in terms of sustainability.