Der Grüne Punkt - 06. July 2020

Grüner Punkt nominated for the German Sustainability Award

13th German Sustainability Award for Enterprises/Transformation Field Resources

Committed to packaging recycling: Michael Wiener at the 12th German Sustainability Day. Photo: Ralf Rühmeier

Cologne, 06.07.2020. The German Sustainability Prize (DNP) is one of the top awards for companies in Germany and is considered Europe's largest award for ecological and social commitment.

Der Grüne Punkt is all the more pleased about the nomination as a company in the category Transformation Field Resources and congratulates all nominees. Here we find ourselves in a special league of companies which, according to DNP, implement real transformation in an exemplary manner and use it as an economic opportunity. Innovative products, services and high ecological standards are the hallmarks.

"The nomination alone is an acknowledgement of our entrepreneurial work to implement and establish a closed loop economy for packaging plastics that conserves the climate and resources. We want to achieve this not only with a sustainable product range and corresponding services, but also with social commitment. Especially now, in times of corona effects and the drop in oil prices, which is bringing the recycling market to the brink of extinction, we are calling for political support," says Michael Wiener, CEO of Duales System Holding, welcoming the nomination, which has been made to coincide with the Federal Government's assumption of the EU Council Presidency. "We now have high expectations of political Berlin. The time is right to push forward with measures. But we need effective instruments to ensure that we have a stable and sustainable recycling economy with climate protection effects after the crisis. Our proposals on this are on the table, we are ready to talk", Wiener continued. He sees the DNP as looking in a direction that, in the crisis year 2020, looks for companies that live the change and use the crisis economically to rethink towards sustainability. The multi-stage DNP application process will run until the end of July 2020 and the award ceremony will take place in December 2020 in Düsseldorf as part of the congress on the 13th German Sustainability Day.

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About the Der Grüne Punkt Group:
The companies of Der Grüne Punkt are service providers for extended producer responsibility, leading suppliers of secondary raw materials for plastics, and premium producers of plastic recyclates, and as such positioned as the premier solution providers for the needs of the circular economy. Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD), with the Green Dot as its trademark, was among the companies to introduce and establish the dual system in Germany, and stands for intelligent take-back systems, plus the development and marketing of innovative recyclates and services. Systec Plastics, at its facilities in Eisfeld and Hörstel, produces premium-quality recyclates under the Systalen brand name for the international market. The companies are grouped together in DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG.

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