We at August Faller have positioned our company for the future and are aiming for its sustainable development. For us, this means reconciling economic success, ecological responsibility, and social commitment. As a medium-sized, owner-managed company, we think long-term rather than in quarterly reports.
In order to honor sustainable management and make it visible to the public, the Baden-Württemberg state government has launched the so-called WIN Charter with its economic initiative Sustainability. As one of the original signatories, August Faller is committed to a total of twelve guiding principles. In this way, we ensure the regenerative capacity of our natural resources, the profitability of our company and the harmonious cooperation of our employees.
Sustainability means to us:
Our sustainable activities 2018:
We have summarised our activities for you in our Sustainability Report 2018.
A detailed account can be found in our WIN Charta Report 2018, available for download.
100% GREEN ELECTRICITY AT ALL GERMAN SUBSIDIARIES
August Faller purchases 100% green electricity from Stadtwerke Waldkirch for all German locations. This company produces the electricity through hydropower, photovoltaic systems and combined heat and power plants and thus avoids the generation of nuclear waste and CO² emissions.
Developing RECYCLABLE LABELS
Our engineers have developed a process to produce multi-page labels completely out of paper. It bonds to glass, plastic, paper and cardboard containers and can be supplied with braille and serialisation.
By avoiding the use laminate, it is 100% recyclable and contributes to making pharmaceutical packaging more environmentally friendly.
PLAYING SPORTS TOGETHER
We love sport, and it is best to do it together.
For example, at the B2Run in Freiburg, at our Global Challenge 2018, our marathon run, and so on.
developing PLASTIC-FREE PACKAGING
Through intelligent designs and by using mono-material, we produce packaging that is 100% recyclable.
With optimally adapted compartments, separate chambers and compact design, our packaging also fulfils the highest demands in terms of functionality, break resistance and convenience.
Taking social responsibility
We are deeply committed to our region and are constantly mindful of our corporate social responsibility.
Even our trainees are already actively helping: Once a year, they support institutions in the region as part of the “Social Commitment” campaign days.
Such as for the residential and nursing home St. Nikolai Spitalfonds in Waldkirch.
Health-conscious working contributes a great deal to well-being at the workplace. But: How does it work exactly?
Since 2019, specially trained ergonomics scouts at the Faller factories in Binzen and Schopfheim have been passing this knowledge on to their colleagues.
They pass on tips in compact training sessions and demonstrate exercises for loosening and relaxing in the workplace, especially for activities that strain the back, such as sitting and standing at the PC as well as lifting and carrying.
CARTON BOARD: A SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING MATERIAL
Pharmaceutical packaging and package insert from Faller are produced exclusively from carton board and paper. We have also developed solutions for our labels that do not require the usual film lamination and are 100% recyclable.
More than half of all European consumers consider cardboard and paper as the most sustainable packaging material alongside glass, plastic and metal (Pro Carton study). In addition to the origin of the materials, disposal or recycling is also a crucial factor. After all, most packaging is only used once and for a short time. It is worth taking a closer look at the life cycle assessment of the various materials.
The fibres obtained from wood for the production of cardboard originate exclusively from sustainable and largely certified forestry. No tropical rain forests are destroyed, but rather small-diameter wood and sawmill by-products from European forests are used. As a result, Europe’s forest areas are not shrinking, but instead growing – by an area equivalent to around 1,500 football pitches a day. (Source: Pro Carton)
CARDBOARD AND PAPER CAN BE RECYCLED MANY TIMES OVER!
The entire European paper industry uses 87% renewable raw materials, 46% of which are recycled paper fibres and 40% fresh groundwood. 90% of the wood comes from the European Union, 60% from forests certified as sustainable by independent third parties. (Source: Pro Carton)
DECOMPOSITION OF PACKAGING MATERIALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
In Europe, 87% of all paper and cardboard packaging is recycled. 82% of the waste collected on European beaches is plastic, according to the European Environment Agency, but only 2% is paper or cardboard. Paper-based packaging, once released into the environment, can degrade within months, while plastics take decades or even centuries to break down. (Source: Pro Carton)