Clondalkin Wentus GmbH Enhance Environmental Credentials
Published: December 12th, 2012
Clondalkin Group Company Wentus, a provider of biodegradable flexible packaging solutions, has achieved ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification. Based in Germany, Wentus is widely regarded as the market leader in the supply of biodegradable films through the companies advanced range of variant products to this growing market, the company said in a press release.
Sustainability and environmental stewardship are core values within Wentus and the adoption of ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 enable a framework for the ongoing monitoring and improvement in process efficiency and energy, providing another signal to the market place of the company’s serious intentions to continue reducing environmental impact.
A six-month partnership with environmental management specialists, Professor Dr. Manfred Sietz and Thorsten Rudolph from the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe - University of Applied Sciences with senior management support and buy in from all areas of the business allowed a swift accreditation process.
Wentus Managing Director Jörg Söhngen said, “Our customers are increasingly alert to sustainable processes and packaging solutions and we are delighted to be leading the market with our products but also the processes we employ and our approach to energy management. Having environmental ethics at the core of our business supported by these new certifications means that our customers can be confident that our business is the right choice for a partnership that delivers quality product and helps to reduce their environmental impact.”
Commenting on the project, Professor Sietz said, “It is critically important that business leaders take this approach to environmental management. Working with Wentus was a very rewarding experience and the vigor with which they approached the project was encouraging. The certifications formalise their business approach to the market and make them a credible partner for companies wishing to form partnerships that reduce environmental impact.”
Clondalkin Group company Wentus is one of 20 production facilities operating throughout Europe and North America under Clondalkin Group’s Flexible Packaging Division. Specialists in biodegradable packaging, Wentus is a leading supplier of hygiene films, foils and laminates, as well as food packaging for dairy, meat and cereals.
Based in Hoxter, Germany, Wentus is an extrusion and integrated converting company offering mono, co-ex and multilayer barrier films, as well as cast polypropylene and fully biodegradable films. Wentus is a leading supplier of hygiene film, foils and laminates servicing the food, convenience goods, hygiene, agricultural and horticultural markets. Its biodegradable product range is the most developed and comprehensive in the market place. The company employs over 350 people and is ISO and BRC IOP certified.