Klöckner Pentaplast recently became one of the 300 members of the "Save Food" organization, and thus actively contributes to reducing the waste and loss of food. "Save Food" is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO, the environmental program of the United Nations, UNEP, Düsseldorf Trade Fair, and "interpack", the international trade fair for packaging machines and processes. Through a wide range of projects, fairs and conferences, the companies participating in this initiative want to raise awareness among decision-makers in politics, the economy and industry, as well as among consumers, and significantly counteract the waste of food.
"This membership is very important to our company. With our innovative, sustainable packaging solutions, we make a perceptible contribution to reducing the waste of food", explains Giles Peacock, Group Senior Vice President Packaging & Specialties EMEA and Asia, at Klöckner Pentaplast. "Recycling and special product protection are major factors in our development processes. Further development is continuously ongoing on our sophisticated technologies and formulas, as well as our sustainable production methods", says Peacock.
Improving the storage life of food is one of the greatest global challenges; and packaging plays a central role in the food value chain. Klöckner Pentaplast made a conscious decision to become a member of the "Save Food" organization, because sustainability and conscientious use of resources are cornerstones of our corporate success. For that, all three components of sustainability are taken into consideration – environmental protection, social responsibility, and economic development.
"With our many years of experience and our innovation-loving approach, we also support our partners in the food value chain, and together we contribute to a change in awareness, and to careful handling of food", Peacock outlines the commitment of Klöckner Pentaplast.
About the Klöckner Pentaplast Group
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is a global leader in providing packaging, printing, and specialty solutions serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, beverage, and card markets among others. With a broad portfolio of rigid plastic films and services powered by innovation, Klöckner Pentaplast plays an integral role in the customer value chain by marketing and protecting product integrity, safety, consumer health, and, ultimately, brand reputation.
Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility in Montabaur, Germany, to effective operations in 12 countries with 18 production sites. Within the last financial year, the company had sales of over € 1.284 billion and currently employs over 3,200 people committed to serving customers worldwide. The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly owned by an investor group led by SVP Global. For more information, visit our web site.