Steinbeis VMI
Vortrag Prof. Elste
Vertrieb und Marketing
Steinbeis VMI
Vortrag Prof. Elste
Vertrieb und Marketing
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With our 4-step approach:
• Stakeholder Mapping
• Topics mapping along the value chain
• Risk assessment
• Action Plan

we develop an individual sustainability strategy for YOU.

Did you know that the topic of circular economy came into being due to a lack of natural raw materials in the EU? The main goal was and is to bring raw materials that have already been used once into a cycle and to reuse them.

Positive side effect: cost savings and innovation. The EU Commission sees this as a long-term competitive advantage for Europe. Concrete examples of circular action: heat recovery, water treatment & use of production waste.

Palm oil is on everyone’s lips and one of the raw materials discussed when talking about sustainability. Furthermore, you probably still have images in your mind of NGOs occupying administrative or factory buildings of palm oil-using companies to fight for better standards.

But did you know that palm oil has the highest yield per unit area of all oil plants and would therefore actually be a sustainability champion? The problem is that on the one hand the working conditions on the plantations do not meet international social standards and on the other hand rainforest areas are cleared for the cultivation of palm trees.

Thereby there are certificates and sustainability criteria for palm oil and other raw materials, which allow a company to get transparency.
If you have questions about „critical“ raw materials, want to know the international standards and need the knowledge after transparency and traceability, please contact us.

You must have heard about the EU plastic strategy in the news and perhaps asked yourself what significance this has for my company and my products? Currently, there is a lot of talk about banning plastic. At the same time, the Corona crisis also leads to demands to protect food products from the virus by means of plastic packaging.

We show you individual solutions with regard to current legal and customer requirements in terms of product design, purchasing strategy, logistical processes and category management, so that you can still sell your products/services tomorrow and retain the „license to operate“.

You probably know the 3 „R’s“ of the circular economy: reduce, reuse, recycle? But where do you start operationally, for example, with the topic of recycling?

It is obvious to adapt the packaging design to the local disposal channels. But how about creating new disposal routes for packaging that is suitable for the circular economy and thus also sustainable, such as sleeved bottles or 3 K cups?

We show you how to arrive at a sustainable and at the same time economically sensible packaging strategy.

What does the ZEWA Smart – toilet paper roll have to do with logistics and sustainability?

Zewa Smart the first toilet paper without a classic paper sleeve At the same time, the number of sheets has doubled compared to conventional toilet paper. With its double sheet count of 300 on compact rolls and its coreless interior, the new product scores with reduced waste and higher logistical efficiency.

We offer a structured process to find their potential efficiency and sustainability gains.

Consumer communication only on the basis of verified facts.

Do you find your way through the jungle of sustainability labels between BIO, VEGAN, Without…? Have you nevertheless asked yourself the question, how can I make my consumer aware of the benefits of my product? Do I use a label, and if so, which one? Which claim am I allowed to use at all? There are some guidelines for this.

We help you through the jungle of
sustainability communication.

Contact us.

Who doesn’t know the Green Dot? For many years, it was the symbol for which products belonged in the yellow garbage can. Today, the Green Dot is no longer necessary for product labeling. However, it is important to know for the „in circulation bringer“ that the requirements / definitions are continuously changing. In addition, the registration obligation has been tightened. Furthermore, the costs of disposal will increase against the background of stricter targets for companies. Soon you won’t be able to keep track of it all? Our experts will show you the way through the jungle and how you can avoid or limit cost increases.

If you have questions about the topic, want to learn about the obligations of in-market carriers, understand the impact of the current EPR system on their P&L, and learn about possible solutions and new ideas, please contact us.