Climate neutral certification for Van Genechten Packaging site

Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) is very proud to announce that its production site in Angoulême, France, has been awarded Climate Neutral certification.

The demand for sustainable packaging in the premium products industry has been growing exponentially. Over the last three years, VGP has made a number of substantial investments towards increasing sustainability, and VG Angoulême is especially focused on creative and sustainable premium drinks packaging.

An alliance between premium packaging and the environment Creative packaging solutions for a premium product are an absolute added value. In addition, VGP helps customers decrease their own carbon footprint by calculating the carbon footprint of their packaging. So, by offering creative solutions that preserve the environment, VG Angoulême provides its customers with premium packaging solutions that answer both commercial and environmental needs.

Meeting the growing demand for sustainability

Each year, the company monitors its progress on its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. In addition, the Angoulême site offsets unavoidable emissions by supporting a ClimatePartner project that helps people in other parts of the world enjoy better living conditions, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the climate.

Offering environmentally-friendly packaging solutions is part of VGP’s DNA. The sum of all of its climate initiatives contributes to a clear competitive advantage and enables the company to be part of the sustainability strategies of its customers as well.

“I believe times like these really make an organization show its true attitude,” said Prof. Dr. Frank Ohle, VGP’s CEO. “You need to decide whether to settle for a short-term reaction or to go for your long-term vision. Even as we strive to keep everyone safe during this global pandemic, we’re working on our sustainability goals. I’m very proud to say that, in the midst of these challenging times, we’re inventing even smarter packaging solutions and innovating to further improve our eco-footprint.”

Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) company facts

VGP is an independent industrial group with headquarters in Turnhout (BE). It consists of nine folding carton factories and one extrusion site in seven countries, leading the European consumer goods industry in printed folding cartons, microflute and other packaging solutions. With an annual turnover of €300 million, the group converts more than 200,000 tons of cardboard each year and employs 1,600 people.

Trusted by blue-chip companies and multi-awarded by industry specialists, VGP is widely known for both pushing and setting standards in tailor-made folding carton packaging solutions that drive business, while being sustainable and innovative on all levels.

 

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