There is no compromise when it comes to sustainability. We make constant effort to reduce our environmental footprint, while maintaining innovative packaging solutions and a high level of service. As a leading company, it is also essential to support our customers in their own sustainability programmes.
We are proud to promote our - Packaging Design Centres (PDCs) all based in Europe.
Their main mission is the development of innovative bespoke packaging solutions with a clear focus on the protection of the environment and product durability. The centres act independently with regard to materials, in line with customer expectations. The PDCs are determined to use maximum recycled materials. Constant dialogue with clients is essential to develop the most relevant and innovative packaging solutions while complying with the ISO 14001 framework.
We are currently engaged in introducing circular economy principles to our packaging activity. Although this implies a complete overhaul of our existing know-how and processes, we are convinced that this commitmentwill generate extra value both for our clients and for the Group.
How does CSR influence the packaging strategy at Antalis?
Our goal is to become the n°1 packaging distribution company in the world. Sustainability is an essential part of our strategy. We make a lot of effort to reduce our environmental footprint by reducing quantities and promoting reusable and recyclable packaging. It is our commitment as a leading company but it is also driven by our customers’ expectations. Our objective is to provide them with innovative solutions and services to support them in their own sustainability programmes.
What are the key elements of your CSR strategy?
It all starts with purchasing. The idea is to build strong partnerships with our strategic suppliers to bring innovative packaging products and equipment aligned with our vision. It is about offering green alternatives in all packaging families enriching our product portfolio. Our platform Antrak® also enables an in-depth sourcing control of our suppliers. Secondly, it is about product development. The developers working in our Product Design Centres are committed to using intelligent designs with the least possible materials without risking product protection. The 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) inspire our developers in providing our customers with more responsible cutting-edge packaging solutions. Finally, Antalis is engaged in other initiatives such as the certifications of our branches on quality management standards (ISO 9001), environment management standards (ISO 14001) and energy management standards (ISO 50001).
Does this vision of responsibility influence the way Antalis approaches clients?
Definitely. One of the top priorities for Antalis is to provide innovative services and tools to support its customers on the full service chain (footprint calculator, waste management services, etc.). We offer digital and online tools to enhance our customers’ operative efficiency. Responsibility is a full package which complies with our core vision of performance.
Antalis Verpackungen (Germany) has recently implemented a pool of electrical vehicles, Audi A3 e-tron hybrids which were added to the current fleet in October 2016. These cars enable us to drive virtually emission-free when in electric mode. Combined, the hybrid boasts low fuel consumption with a highly efficient combustion engine: good for the environment and easy on the company’s wallet.
They can run on electricity alone for up to 50 km, and their combustion engine and electric motor combination can transport you effortlessly across long stretches.