Progroup publishes sustainability report for the 2021 financial year: Circular economy as the nucleus of the sustainable business model

By publishing its first sustainability report, Progroup is presenting a comprehensive review of its social, ecological and economic activities in 2021. The report provides a detailed summary of the family company’s sustainability activities, such as how it handles natural resources and its involvement with social causes.

For Progroup, the issues of sustainability and environmental protection are key elements of the corporate strategy. “Progroup is inherently sustainable because we are part of the circular economy. Our whole business model is geared towards doing business sustainably. As a family company, we have our eyes set firmly on the future and think very much about the generations to come. Our sustainability strategy focuses on the long term and reflects our corporate strategy. We take our responsibility seriously,” emphasises CEO Jürgen Heindl.

Transparency and commitment
The report documents the key issues for Progroup in relation to sustainability, the commitment to climate protection and the company’s responsible approach to tackling the challenges of climate change. It sheds light on the economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainability in all of Progroup’s divisions and sets out clear objectives through to 2030. These include reducing CO2emissions, water consumption and the use of raw materials as well as boosting equal opportunities and improving occupational safety. The company is therefore specifically helping to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Consistently implementing goalsTo consistently implement the ambitious sustainability goals, the role of sustainability manager was created at Progroup in 2021. This person coordinates all sustainability activities and advises all divisions of the company on the specific requirements. In the future, Progroup will report on progress and developments in relation to sustainability once a year. The company is therefore making clear commitments and ensuring transparent reporting.

The full report is available in German and English and can be viewed here:

About Progroup

Progroup AG, located in Landau, Germany, is one of the leading manufacturers of containerboard and corrugated board in Europe. Since it was founded in 1991 in Offenbach/Queich, the company has been pursuing a consistent growth strategy which, in addition to technological leadership, is also based on the use of innovative and environmentally friendly production technologies. Progroup operates production sites in six countries in Central Europe. These currently include three paper factories, eleven corrugated sheetfeeder plants, a logistics company and a CHP plant. With 1,554 employees, the company generated sales of around 1.3 billion euros in 2021.