Van Genechten Packaging
Climate neutral certification

05.01.2021 Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) has announced that its production site in Angoulême, France, has been awarded a climate neutral certification.

The climate neutral site VG Angoulême.
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The climate neutral site VG Angoulême.

The demand for sustainable packaging in the premium products industry has been growing exponentially. Over the last three years, VGP has made a number of substantial investments towards increasing sustainability, and VG Angoulême is especially focused on creative and sustainable premium drinks packaging.

An alliance between premium packaging and the environment

Creative packaging solutions for a premium product are an absolute added value. In addition, VGP helps customers decrease their own carbon footprint by calculating the carbon footprint of their packaging. So, by offering creative solutions that preserve the environment, VG Angoulême provides its customers with premium packaging solutions that answer both commercial and environmental needs.

Meeting the growing demand for sustainability

Each year, the company monitors its progress on its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. In addition, the Angoulême site offsets unavoidable emissions by supporting a ClimatePartner project that helps people in other parts of the world enjoy better living conditions, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the climate.

“I believe times like these really make an organisation show its true attitude,” says Prof Dr Frank Ohle, VGP’s CEO. “You need to decide whether to settle for a short-term reaction or to go for your long-term vision. Even as we strive to keep everyone safe during this global pandemic, we’re working on our sustainability goals. I’m very proud to say that, in the midst of these challenging times, we’re inventing even smarter packaging solutions and innovating to further improve our eco-footprint.”

Company facts

VGP is an independent industrial group with headquarters in Turnhout (BE). It consists of nine folding carton factories and one extrusion site in seven countries, leading the European consumer goods industry in printed folding cartons, microflute and other packaging solutions. With an annual turnover of €300M, the group converts more than 200 000 tons of cardboard each year and employs 1600 people.