Slicing and portioning food without waste, developing packs made of recyclable materials, actively supporting sustainability initiatives and collaboration: In a new short film, MULTIVAC explains how the company is engaging in the battle against climate change – as the only specialist packaging business, which has managed to be in the list of ’50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders’.
Climate change is proceeding at pace. Governments alone cannot avert the threat. Industry and commerce worldwide has to become active. In order to inspire companies to become involved in the battle against climate change, the media company Bloomberg has initiated the “50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders” campaign, which promotes the most successful company strategies for sustainability. Part of the initiative is a documentary series, which presents approaches to all aspects of sustainable business activity.
Said Christian Traumann, Group President of MULTIVAC: “The film shows, how significant our sustainability drive at many different levels is for our daily business operation. At the end of 2021, the company will also take part in a summit organised by the United Nations, at which the 50 Climate Leaders will come together for podium discussions, debates and interviews. The short film was made for this summit, which was postponed due to coronavirus, but can now be broadcast.
“The battle against waste in food processing is one of the pillars of MULTIVAC’s sustainability strategy. For example, the state-of-the-art equipment produced by the MULTIVAC Group makes it possible to slice and portion food without waste and with a high level of process reliability. This precision is today more relevant than ever. Figures from Germany’s Federal Agricultural Ministry show that just in Germany alone, more than 2.2 million tons of food are lost every year during processing – for example due to slicing trim and damaged or faulty packs. “Thanks to innovative portioning and slicing solutions, it is possible to reduce process-related food waste by around ten percent. We also pay particular attention to ensuring, that the packaging process at our customers is always resource-saving and gentle on the product thanks to the right machine technology, suitable packaging materials and an optimum pack design.”
Other significant areas of action in MULTIVAC’s sustainability strategy are the optimisation of the company’s internal and logistical processes, as well as the sustainable production of packaging machines with a particularly long service life. Find out more at uk.multivac.com/en/multivac/