Living sustainability!

15. September 2014

For the first time, Bischof + Klein has now reported on the activities and goals of its subsidiary companies in France, the United Kingdom and Poland in its sustainability report.

The family-owned company, whose headquarters are located in Westphalia's Lengerich and which has a further German plant in Konzell/Bavaria, is therefore publishing its fourth report in accordance with the internationally recognised GRI standard (Global Reporting Initiative).

Over around 100 pages, Bischof + Klein is documenting the successes which have been achieved on the road to increased economic, ecological and social sustainability. The environmental statement according to EMAS is also integrated. With numerous measures for improving energy and resource efficiency as well increasing productivity, the company is simultaneously protecting the environment and increasing its cost-effectiveness: initial steps towards implementing an energy concept have reduced the annual electricity consumption for cooling and cold water processes at the Lengerich headquarters by around 600 megawatt hours. At B+K Konzell, electricity consumption for compressed air on conversion lines has been reduced by around 160 MWh per year thanks to various technical modifications. During the reporting year, B+K Polska in Walce, Poland, reduced its water consumption by almost one third by closing water circuits and through modernisation. In Pont Audemer, France, B+K France succeeded in halving the specific consumption of solvents thanks to a new line. Optimisation of the hearing system at the B+K UK subsidiary in Telford, United Kingdom, led to a reduction of over 20 percent in gas consumption.

The globally operating packaging and film specialist regards customer awards for its outstanding supplier services and innovation prizes for new products as confirmation of its sustainability thrust. Service, awareness of quality and successful development work necessitate good training and corresponding further training options for employees. At its German locations, B+K is one of the major regional employers and training companies. In an anonymous survey, the trainees expressed very positive praise regarding the quality of their training.

At present, six sustainability teams are dealing with questions concerning the future at Bischof + Klein. Around 35 employees from various departments and levels are independently tackling topics such as knowledge management, innovations or personnel development within these teams. They propose new projects to the management and implement them together with the specialist departments. In this manner, the company intends to successfully continue its sustainability process under the motto "Living sustainability.


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