RKW Sustainability Report

Dr. Thomas Gröner, Director R&D/Sustainability RKW Group

Assuming Responsibility − for the Benefit of Future Generations

Frankenthal (Germany), April 03, 2019 - As one of the leading film manufacturers, the RKW Group is engaged in a future worth living in, sustainability is thus a key component in RKW's corporate policy and business mission. The company now presents its first Group-wide Sustainability Report, which will be regularly updated in future. The RKW Sustainability Report informs on the company's ecological, economic and social performance, in particular, about the efforts and measures taken to comply with our environmental responsibility.

Sustainability is one of the most important topics in the plastic industry today, especially in the area of packaging. Consumers around the globe increasingly care about environmental protection and sustainability. According to market research, every second consumer wants to learn more about product sustainability, while 82% of all consumers say they care about the sustainability aspects of packaging. This not only applies to the material used to produce the packaging, but also to its entire life cycle.

In all phases of a product's life, from its inception to the end of its life, we strive to protect natural resources, reduce emissions, prevent waste, avoid environmental pollution and optimize logistics. RKW is a member of various associations and organizations concerned with sustainability. We are also active in many areas of sustainability, for example, through our efforts to reduce film thickness, by developing solutions that significantly reduce environmental impact, and by participating in the Zero-Pellet Initiative, where companies commit to minimize the loss of plastic pellets (granulate) across the entire process chain.

RKW is committed to a sustainable development and production as well as to transparency and accountability. Therefore, the company compiled its first Group-wide Sustainability Report, which will be regularly updated in future.

"In addition to our Group-wide sustainability activities, RKW also fosters a broad range of local projects at its production Sites. Our Sustainability Report depicts several examples that contribute to saving resources, reducing emissions and increasing our recycling share," says Dr. Thomas Gröner, Director R&D/Sustainability RKW Group.

The RKW Sustainability Report informs on the company's performance in the fields of ecology, economy, and social matters. One of the core topics are the efforts and measures taken to comply with our environmental responsibility.

A pdf of the RKW Sustainability Report can be downloaded at the following link.

For more information about RKW, please visit: www.rkw-group.com.

The RKW Group

The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Frankenthal, Ger­many and one of the world's foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW's sustainable films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.

In the fiscal year 2018, RKW generated total sales of EUR 878 million. About 3,000 employees process 367,000 tonnes of plastic materials at 20 locations around the world. True to the corporate slogan "When excellence matters", the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and form the basis of the company's success.

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