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Sustainability

The careful use of resources is an integral part of GIKO’s corporate philosophy and constitutes the basis of our daily work.

Energy-saving and environmentally sound production facilities using renewable energy sources, a modern solvent recovery plant, company-owned electric vehicles, the world’s first wooden high bay storage system with laminated beams or close-to-nature relaxation areas for our employees are just a few examples of GIKO’s contribution to environmental and climate protection. This also includes the cylinder washing system based on nanotechnology as well as a duplex laminator, which allows linking – and in the inline and the offline mode - with the existing triplex laminator. We are also the first industrial enterprise in Vorarlberg to use green electricity for 100 % of our business activities.

CO2 emissions resulting from production and that cannot be avoided or reduced, are compensated through reasonable and effective measures. Through the purchase of emissions reduction units, the company contributes to ensure that projects and measures which demonstrably contribute to climate protection, are enhanced all over the world. The system is based on a gapless carbon footprint and monitoring is provided by ClimatePartner Deutschland GmbH. The complete calculation and compensation process is subject to strict conditions and, consequently, guarantees the required level of transparency.

GIKO has been awarded the Green Packaging Award for its emission-free packaging solutions.