Our sustainability anniversary year

30 years of sustainability management and "Piepenbrock Goes Green", 10 years of "Growth" campaign and sponsorship with Plan International Deutschland – our year 2020 is dominated by sustainability. We will be celebrating!

30 years of sustainability and "Piepenbrock Goes Green"

The idea of sustainability has played a role in our company across all generations of our company management. The issue of sustainability, however, was firmly implemented and anchored in our corporate structures in the year 1990, when the position of environmental officer was established and our entire ecological commitment was summarised under the motto "Piepenbrock Goes Green". This defines company-wide environmental objectives to design our processes, products and services as environmentally friendly, to reduce our emissions and to promote biological diversity. In the same year, we were the first company in our sector to publish an environmental report.

For us, these measures represent milestones in the development of our sustainability management. We therefore regard them as the starting signal for strategic sustainable thinking in our company. From that time on, we continuously expanded our commitment.

10 years of "Growth" campaign

Another very important milestone in our sustainability alignment was the start of our "Growth" campaign in the year 2010. For customer orders as of a certain volume, we have since then planted a certain number of trees in our company-owned forest. In doing so, we integrate climate and environmental protection even more firmly in our sustainability concept and get gradually closer to our vision of a CO2-neutral service. We have already been able to implement the manufacture of CO2-neutral packaging machines at our affiliated companies LoeschPack and Hastamat under the motto "carbon neutral packaging"

10 years of sponsorship with Plan International Deutschland

2010 also saw the start of our co-operation with Plan International Deutschland and we took over the first of what are today 67 sponsorships for children in Laos and Vietnam. In doing so, we support local and regional projects to improve the health and hygiene conditions as well as educational opportunities for the local children.

Over the years, we have expanded our involvement with Plan International Deutschland. Together, we completed the project "Piepenbrock Clean Water" from 2013 to 2016. With donations collected from employees, customers and business partners, we supported the Pak Tha region in Laos, working with the inhabitants to build wells for clean water and install sanitation facilities in school.

The appointment of an environmental officer and the development of "Piepenbrock Goes Green" in the year 1990, and the co-operation with Plan International Deutschland in the year 2010 are thus elementary steps in the strategic development and continuous expansion of our sustainable commitment in line with the three columns of sustainability: ecology, social issues and economy.

We celebrate sustainability

For us, the anniversaries of our sustainability commitment are a reason to celebrate. This is why we have planned various activities and events all over Germany for the year 2020 to acknowledge sustainability and our sustainable commitment. We will report on this in our sustainability portal in the course of the year.