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.
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 is convinced that recycled paper is the most sensible raw material - especially for sanitary paper. WWF Germany and WEPA are therefore partners for sustainability and promote the use of recycled fibres in hygiene paper for private label products and WEPA mach m!t.
In addition, we support the WWF Germany in the "Mittlere Elbe" project, which ties in directly with the previous "Wilde Mulde" project. WEPA thus ensures continuous support in the project area "Elbe-Mulde-Tiefland" and helps WWF to secure one of the last large floodplain forest complexes in Central Europe in the long term.
The aim is to improve the floodplain forest in its properties as a habitat for biodiversity and flood protection through reforestation and renaturation.
Within the framework of our partnership, it is particularly important for us to maintain a continuous dialogue with the WWF and to constantly develop our product range in terms of sustainable raw materials and efficient production processes. Together, we develop concrete improvement measures with regard to even more resource-conserving and environmentally sound business practices.
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.