RKW Group Receives Award for First Sustainability Report
Frankenthal, August 5, 2019 – The RKW Group has won the prestigious LACP Vision Award for its first sustainability report. Every year, the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) singles out annual reports in a number of different categories for its awards. This year, submissions were received by around 1,000 companies and agencies from over 20 countries.
Together with Berlin-based strategy and communication agency Smack Communications, the RKW Group received an LACP Silver Award and an award presented to the top 20 reports in Germany. The LACP also presented the sustainability report with the Technical Achievement Award in acknowledgment of its general excellence in reporting and for “outstanding production values” in its presentation.
RKW Group Communications Manager Dr. Susanne Herchner, who was responsible for this project, said: “We are delighted to receive this award, particularly since this is the first time that the RKW Group has produced a sustainability report. In this way, we want to demonstrate to our customers and partners – and to the general public – how we at RKW view the question of sustainability and to show them the diversity of ways in which our Group is taking responsibility. Sustainability is an integral part of our company policy and business mission. As a leading film manufacturer, RKW actively takes responsibility for preserving a healthy environment. And our first ever sustainability report conveys very well how we go about this.”
The sustainability report is being constantly enhanced and will be updated once a year in future.
The RKW Group
The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany and one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW’s sustainable films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.
In the fiscal year 2018, RKW generated total sales of EUR 878 million. About 3,000 employees process 367,000 tons of plastic materials at 20 locations around the world. True to the corporate slogan “When excellence matters”, the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and form the basis of the company’s success.
Stephan De Maria
Manager Communications RKW Group
67227 Frankenthal / Germany