Acting sustainably is part of Model’s history. It is part of who we are and it is part of our present. We have set ambitions in the areas of quality, the environment, employees and the supply chain, and we act accordingly.
We have been acting sustainably since the company was founded, as paper is a product made from sustainably growing raw materials and produced in a closed paper cycle. The cycle begins with the production of paper from waste card and paper. We use the paper to produce corrugated board from which we make packaging. After delivery and consumption of the packaging, we collect it from our customers. Resource-intensive production processes, such as paper manufacturing, are guided using energy and environmental management in line with ISO standards to ensure that they undergo continuous improvement
Less packaging: as little packaging as possible, or just as much as needed to protect the packaged products. We help you optimise your packaging in line with this motto.
Eco-friendly design: during product development, we analyse the negative environmental effects over the entire lifecycle and take steps to minimise them. This includes customised constructions that use less energy in manufacturing and generate less waste. In addition, we work with lower paper grammage, leading to lightweight cardboard. Lightweight cardboard needs less raw material, and its transport consumes less fuel and emits less CO₂.
Plastic replacement:corrugated board packaging is a sustainable, recyclable alternative to plastic.
Our environmental guidelines are part of our Code of Conduct.
Where possible, we draw energy for our manufacturing plants from climate-neutral or renewable energy sources.
We repeatedly use water for paper manufacturing in an internal water cycle. We purify it in our own treatment plants and use fresh water to replace the water that cannot be recovered during the manufacturing process. We dispose of our wastewater in compliance with local environmental legislation.
Our fields of activity do not have a measurable negative impact on biodiversity.
We work with an integrated waste concept that aims to recycle as much waste as possible. 100% of the stamping waste generated through packaging manufacturing is returned to the paper cycle. In addition, we bring our customers’ waste paper back into our paper cycle.
We are a SEDEX-certified (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) company and comply with ethical and social standards. We adhere to all national and international human rights conventions.
As a SEDEX-certified company, we carry out regular internal and external audits looking at all the measurable SEDEX criteria.
Cardboard is composed of approximately 95% fibre and other additives.
The fibre used is in the form of pulp (mechanical fibre separation), cellulose (chemical fibre separation) and waste paper.
The additives include natural and synthetic dyes, adhesives and starches, plus fillers to create a smooth paper surface.
Our suppliers’ behaviour must comply with our Code of Conduct.
Yes, our key suppliers are subject to comprehensive tests.