The new challenges of processing: CSR as a cornerstone of innovation solutions
Processing, which is constantly adapting, is becoming a driving force for innovation, propelled by the new challenges of CSR.
The growing role of CSR within companies is evidence of the close relationship between environmental challenges and new industrial approaches. CSR has carved out a strategic place for itself at the heart of the company by embodying both the framework and the driving force of innovative solutions.
The challenges of CSR in the processing sector
The new challenges imposed by environmental changes are clear: depletion of non-renewable resources, limited recyclability, uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions, etc. The responsibility is becoming collective.
Consumers’ expectations are taking new parameters into account: 33% confirm that their choices are guided by the environmental and social impact of companies (source: Unilever, 2017).
On the other hand, companies are demanding social and environmental commitments from their suppliers. These are all CSR issues that support or undermine purchasing decisions, both at B2B and B2C level.
In terms of processing, industrialists are turning to a global CSR approach that targets :
- A sustainable purchasing policy.
- Upstream assessment of the environmental impact of each project.
- A shorter, eco-efficient production chain with optimal use of resources.
- A sustainable approach to the life cycle of products and raw materials.
- The integration of recycling reflexes, replenishment of resources and raw materials.
CSR strategy: driving innovation in processing
Innovation in processing solutions is at the heart of the concerns, upstream and downstream of the production chain. Among the highlights of the last ALL4PACK Emballage Paris 2022 exhibition, the discovery of new cutting-edge processes highlighted by the ALL4Pack Innovations area boosted the interest of industry players and visitors in responsible cutting-edge technology.
In the category of “Innovative Technologies”, the winner Esko presented an alternative to the classic solvent with the Solvent Saver, which takes into consideration the whole range of environmental issues from processing to logistics.
This innovation is in line with a transverse CSR approach: limiting the use of solvent during production, minimising the time needed for machine maintenance, and saving on both energy and logistics costs.
In the same vein, the winner of the “Logistics Performance” category, Storopack, proposes the Renature Thermo (New temperature-controlled packaging). A multidimensional innovation that combines a sustainable manufacturing process with reduced transport and logistics costs, thanks to an innovative flat packaging method.
The sector’s professionals have placed CSR at the heart of their strategy to place their innovations on the foundations of sustainable development. Come to the ALL4PACK Emballage Paris 2024 edition to discover the processing innovation solutions of tomorrow!
CSR at the heart of ALL4PACK Emballage Paris
Throughout the last edition, ALL4PACK Emballage Paris 2022 fulfilled its CSR commitment by encouraging exhibitors and visitors alike to limit the environmental impact of the show.
The show has positioned CSR choices at the centre of the visit and exhibition route, through empowering gestures:
- Dematerialised visitor badges and cardboard badge holders for exhibitors.
- Limited printing of exhibition materials – printed on recycled or sustainable paper.
- Fewer goodies and accessories at the show.
As part of the Energy Sobriety Plan, Comexposium, organiser of the ALL4PACK Emballage Paris exhibition, has set an example with a clear CSR approach: reducing the value of heating by up to 10%, and switching off equipment and lighting outside the exhibition opening hours, for everyone.
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