Responsibility for people and the environment defines DSD Group business activities. If our sustainable business model “We close material cycles” is to succeed in the long term, we must achieve a sustainable balance between economic, environmental and social requirements.
Since the market environment possesses crucial importance for DSD, it complements as an autonomous perspective the three “classical” dimensions of sustainability. Thus, DSD underlines firstly its own aspiration to have a lasting impact on the market, and thus meaningfully progress the thrust towards a closed-cycle economy. Secondly, this dimension reflects the overwhelming relevance of the political-regulatory environment and fair rules.
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The fields of action defined continue to constitute the principal focus of Duales System Holding’s sustainability strategy:
In addition, two further fields of action are gaining steadily in perceived relevance:
To ensure that reusable materials can be efficiently incorporated in maximally closed cycles, a holistic approach is vital: where are waste and non-recyclables generated? How can these best be collected and recovered? Where can the substances concerned then be reused? These questions have to be addressed and answered in conjunction, so that the individual steps involved in value creation can be coordinated to optimum effect.
As a link in this chain, dual systems, and chief among them Der Grüne Punkt as the market leader, play a crucial role: thanks to close interfacing with manufacturers and the retail sector, on the one hand, and the sorting and recovery companies, on the other, the dual systems ensure that recycled materials, obtained from old products and packages, are used in new products and packages - and that these are designed in such a way that they are optimally amenable to recycling.
Sustainability report 2013/2014
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