Our self-image as a sustainable family business has always included trusting co-operation with external partners.
Together we are involved in environmental and social projects and carefully select which partnerships support our holistic approach to sustainability. Through this dialogue, we are constantly developing further and can positively change areas relevant to us through our commitment. In doing so, we learn and benefit from each other – for the benefit of people and the environment.
The WWF is one of the largest and most experienced nature and environmental organisations in the world and is active in more than 100 countries. It is sustainably committed to the protection and preservation of the natural foundations of life. The WWF believes that recycled paper is the most sensible raw material – especially for hygiene paper. WWF and WEPA are therefore partners for sustainability and promote the use of recycled fibre in hygiene paper for trade brands and “WEPA mach m!t”
In addition, we support the “Wilde Mulde” (“wild dell”) project to revitalise a wild river landscape in central Germany. Within the framework of our partnership, the continuous dialogue with the WWF and the constant further development of our product range in terms of sustainable raw materials and efficient production processes is particularly important to us. Together, we work out concrete measures for improvement with regard to an even more resource-saving and environmentally friendly business.
In 2013, we joined the non-profit initiative “Lean + Green” in order to promote ecological issues in the warehouse and logistics area as well and reduce the emissions of CO₂. For example, sleeve diameters, packaging sizes and pallet heights were adapted to make optimum use of the loading volume of trucks and approaches were developed in co-operation with our customers and forwarding agents to avoid empty runs.