Responsible Action for a Livable Future

Frankenthal, Germany, December 3, 2019—For the film manufacturer RKW, sustainability is a central tenet of company policy. In the new edition of its sustainability report, RKW sets another example by its achievements in economy, ecology and social causes. The sustainability report contains information on all of the activities and measures by which the company fulfills its environmental obligations.

"After the very positive feedback on our first sustainability report, we are very pleased to present the second edition," said Dr. Thomas Gröner, Group Director of R&D and Sustainability. “This report shows that striving toward sustainability is ingrained in the DNA of our company, across all divisions. At RKW, we see sustainability as an opportunity to prepare our company for the future."

In its sustainability report, RKW discloses all of the company group's efforts and plans related to sustainability. For example, as a founding member of Crop Plastics Recycling Germany (ERDE), this manufacturer of films and foils volunteered to collect and recycle 65 percent of all silage and stretch film sold on the German market by 2022.

Curious? Download the updated RKW Sustainability Report here.

RKW Group

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 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.

Press contact

Stephan De Maria
Manager Communications RKW Group
Phone: + 49-(0)-6233-8709-139