"Easter cleaning" in September: RKW Gronau collects 265 kg of waste
Gronau, September 7, 2020 - "We take responsibility" - the motto of the RKW sustainability summer campaign also applies to the employees of the Gronau site. On the agenda on Friday, September 4, was a joint waste collection campaign around the site - an initiative that otherwise goes by the name of "Gronau dresses itself up" and in which several local Gronau companies are taking part in addition to associations and institutions.
Due to Corona, the campaign could not take place this year, but the Gronau team still wanted to collect garbage - what could be more natural to do this within the framework of the RKW sustainability initiative. Also in this case the collected garbage is weighed at the end and for each kilogram a sum of money for a non-profit organization is donated. In Gronau, 265 kg were collected, and more than 40 colleagues from two shifts took part in the campaign.
All in all, more than a dozen campaigns took place worldwide as part of the RKW summer sustainability campaign. The spectrum ranged from the establishment of a meadow orchard to energy-saving measures. The campaign concludes with participation in the annual RhineCleanUp event on September 12. On this occasion, the RKW Group's new sustainability report, which for the first time is aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, will also be presented.
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.