DEBATIN – certified as a Responsible Procurement Organization
As experts in the field of packaging, we can drive change by rethinking our production processes from start to finish. Procuring the raw materials is the first link in this chain, which is why we chose to undergo the stringent certification process set out by the BME (Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics). Here, we’re proud to announce that we’re the first ever company to complete phase 2 of this certification process.
Within the framework of this BME certification, we also decided to launch our “Sustainability Champion” award, which pays tribute to suppliers who exert themselves to promote environmental, financial or social sustainability. Henkel and DEBATIN share various sustainability goals. Both companies strive, for example, to digitalise the procurement process, reduce transport-related CO2 emissions, use resources sparingly, promote carbon neutrality and the Supplier Code of Conduct, help customers reduce their emissions, become climate positive by 2040 and engage in dialogue with stakeholders. “Both companies have a vested interest in making their product portfolios and value chains more sustainable, without compromising on quality or profitability,” explains Hans-Walter Trepper, Head of DEBATIN’s Procurement Department.
Another way in which we join forces with our suppliers and support climate protection is by asking them to actively engage with the cooperative “Yes, we plant!” tree project. .
Sustainability at DEBATIN: keeping you posted
Sustainability has been anchored firmly in DEBATIN’s corporate strategy for many years. In the first quarter of 2021, we drafted and published a sustainability report that is now available in digital form via the DEBATIN website. “Making our processes and strategies transparent and communicating them in this way is all part of the sustainability remit,” explains Thomas Rose. Sustainability also means that the company and all the products it manufactures are carbon neutral. And whenever the company develops or produces materials and products, sustainability and recyclability are top focuses. Last but not least, DEBATIN channels waste film back into its own recycling loop, the DERIBA CYCLE. This enables us to use fewer materials and emit far fewer greenhouse gases – and also guarantees the high quality of the recycled film.