Karl Knauer Foundation10.12.2020
Making a positive difference for 25 years
Karl Knauer shortlisted for Sustainability Award07.12.2020
Consumers and customers are becoming more environmentally conscious –they want to assume responsibility for future generations. And we're glad that is the way it is. A higher level of environmental consciousness from the consumer leads to a higher demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging: The trend is called "Green packaging".
In terms of sustainability, Karl Knauer has long been known as one of the innovators in the packaging and advertising materials industry. Our company roots in the Black Forest give us a certain degree of commitment to both man and nature. As a modern packaging and advertising materials manufacturer we started aligning ourselves, our products and our company to the change in environmental consciousness a long time ago.
For us, sustainability is an economic principle.
Economy, ecology and social responsibility are the pillars of our sustainability strategy. It is a central element of our corporate philosophy. Again and again, Karl Knauer makes bold innovations – through packaging designs that use remarkably little material, through responsible procurement policy, FSC® certificates or advising on ecological packaging options – to name just a few of our initiatives.
Even in management and employee responsibility topics we think and act in a sustainable manner. We have a high investment quota and maintain long-term customer relationships. Our employees receive long-term support and excellent possibilities to further their education.
Our activities in terms of sustainability in an overview:
low material usage
ecologically sound finishing
responsible procurement policy for paper / cardboard
advice on environmental packaging alternatives
environmental certificates ISO 14001
performance measurement system to continuously improve the environmental performance of energy / water / waste / emissions
energy generation with the use of our own photovoltaic system
long-term corporate policy
high degree of capital investment
long-term customer relationships
development and support of region
high level of vocational training
advanced internal training possibilities
low level of fluctuation
flexible working time models for enabling a positive work-life balance
Supply chain partnership
Constant performance increase
Customer proximity of SMEs linked to the performance of a European market leader