"We assume responsibility"
Frankenthal, June 29, 2020 – "We assume responsibility" – under this slogan the RKW sustainability campaign runs from today until the European Sustainability Week (September 20 to 26). Among other things, the initiative is accompanied by environmental protection measures at the European locations of the RKW Group. The final event will be the participation of the RKW headquarters at the “RhineCleanUp-initiative”, September 12 – a joint waste collection on the Frankenthaler section of the Rhine River.
Some 7.8 billion people are living on our planet – almost 60 percent more than in 1987, when the United Nations’ Brundtland Commission established the definition of sustainable development that is still valid today: The needs of the present must not be at the expense of future generations. The RKW Group has been committed to this guiding principle for decades, and aligns its corporate activity accordingly.
But sustainability proves itself in action. As a leading manufacturer of excellent film solutions, RKW is committed to recycling management, for example the increased use of recycled materials, the development of easily recyclable products and the protection of natural resources. Other important aspects of RKW's sustainability strategy are the reduction of the CO2 footprint of production, products and the entire supply chain and thus ultimately the conservation of natural resources.
In addition to the ecological aspects, sustainability at RKW also has an economic dimension. This includes, among other things, the cultivation of long-standing, successful customer relationships, quality and reliability as the basis for economic success, and the reinvestment of profits in the company. The pillar of social responsibility includes the creation and preservation of jobs, comprehensive occupational health and safety protection, and the training and further education of employees.
In its annual Sustainability Report, the RKW Group publishes which measures are actually implemented. During the coming weeks, we will be presenting a number of selected initiatives with a focus on specific areas on the website www.rkw-group.com and on our LinkedIn and Facebook channels. Together they form an essential part of RKW's business mission: "With sustainable film solutions, we enable our customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.”
The RKW Group is an independent, privately 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 2019, RKW generated total sales of EUR 831 million. About 3,000 employees process 352,000 metric tons of plastic materials at 19 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.