JUNG Environmental Charter

JUNG Environmental Charter

It is very important to us to preserve our natural habitat and resources for future generations. We therefore take special environmental concerns into account throughout the entire chain of production and are committed to manufacture in the most resource-friendly way possible to avoid or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

JUNG Verpackungen GmbH manufactures exclusively in Germany. Germany has the world's strictest statutory regulations with respect to environmental protection and the conservation of resources. This is why JUNG can guarantee to work in accordance with with the most stringent environmentally friendly standards. Even since the start of the company in 1969 JUNG have been taking action to minimise the effect that company-related activities and products have on the environment.

This responsible attitude led us to adopt a comprehensive environmental protective policy in all areas, both commercial and industrial. Our products are developed and produced with the environment in mind, with the aim of minimising our ecological footprint. We make economical, efficient and environmentally friendly use of natural resources, energy and materials and demand this from our business partners as well.

JUNG therefore excludes materials that pose a risk to the environment. We prefer to use recyclable materials and biodegradable substances.

Paper - the main raw material that we use - is 100% pure and therefore environmentally friendly per se.

All of the raw paper that we use is either FSC®-certified (SCS-COC-002824, FSC-C100297) or 100% recycled paper (with the Blue Angel environmental award). The raw paper also comes exclusively from German or European suppliers in order to minimise transport distances.

We print primarily with organic alcohol-based inks that are classified as being at least as good as or better than water-based inks in terms of sustainability and environmental compatibility. All inks and resources used comply with the REACH Regulation.

A fully-integrated exhaust air cleaning system with a catalytic post-combustion system is operated in our print shop to ensure certified, sustainable and environmentally friendly print production.

The printing and processing machines used comply with the latest technological standards and therefore have a very low energy consumption.

The lighting systems are gradually being switched over to energy-saving lamps. Compressed air is produced with consumption-optimised compressors.

It is a declared goal of the company to minimise the consumption of fresh water. The disposal of waste is guaranteed using a complex disposal system in conjunction with certified external waste disposal specialists. We participate in the Reclay dual system within the framework of the statutory requirements of the German Packaging Ordinance that is certified annually by the declaration of completeness that has to be filed with the Environmental Agency.

It is a matter of honour for JUNG to protect the environment and reduce the use of plastic and cardboard in its packaging to a minimum.

The involvement of all employees and the guidance towards a method of working that is as environmentally friendly as possible is a key task of the management that is set out in writing in the extensive “JUNG standard system” set of standards.

We observe and take into account that our business activities comply with the relevant national and international laws, regulations and standards for the protection of the environment.

Certifications:

The basis of all work processes at JUNG is the extensive “JUNG standard system” comprising more than 540 A4 pages that is available to all employees and is continuously used for training and constantly updated. All measures that are relevant in order to comply with the quality, occupational safety and environmental standards are defined in this set of regulations.

Furthermore, we have been able to demonstrate the high standard of our measures through the successful auditing by international corporate groups (P&G, Hallmark, L’Oréal and others).

The certification of our company according to ISO9001 and ISO14001 is in process. We are also preparing to optimise energy consumption in accordance with the requirements of the DIN EN 16247-1 European standard.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


JUNG VERPACKUNGEN GMBH

Claus Jung, Stephan Jung, Günter Jung