Reaching the next EcoVadis level

Customer: Optima Packaging Group

Category: Packaging

Date: September 2021

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Optima Packaging group is a manufacturer of filling and packaging machines with a headquarter in Schwäbisch Hall. From single machines to complex turnkey systems for pharmaceutical, consumer, nonwovens and life science products, industry and customer-specific requirements are met. As a third-generation international group of companies, the company employs more than 2,650 people worldwide.

In February 2021, DFGE had the pleasure to support Optima Packaging again on their sustainability journey with a solution to reach the Bronze Score in EcoVadis.

“Certified sustainability ensures transparent, honest and traceable CSR management. At Optima we value this a lot. Besides our participation at CDP, leveraging DIN16247 and DIN14001 – the successful participation at EcoVadis helps us to identify our potential for optimization at an early stage and to take action to give you the highest possible transparency on our CSR and sustainability performance.”


Improvement of EcoVadis Score

In their last assessment Optima Packaging GmbH reached a score of 39/100 by EcoVadis. In order to provide customers with the greatest possible transparency on CSR and sustainability performance, it was clear to Optima that participation in

EcoVadis should also be associated with a medal. The challenge was to identify areas for improvement and implement measures to achieve the desired score.


Gap Analysis, Workshops and Action Plan

DFGE identified the recent improvement areas for Optima Packaging to implement through an in-depth gap analysis and a presentation of the results in a dedicated workshop, in which the project team of Optima Packaging GmbH participated. The workshop offered the opportunity to present the EcoVadis current developments in terms of methodology and explaining the weighting principles.

Not every action has the same impact and sometimes mechanisms can help the companies prioritizing their actions. The latest improvement areas were discussed in detail and decided upon – for example, expand their coverage level of the implemented measures.


Improving Optima’s EcoVadis Performance

As a result, and with the help of DFGE, Optima Packaging GmbH took part in the EcoVadis assessment directly after the workshop. We look forward to the company to achieve Bronze Medal and steadily increase their score in the upcoming years. DFGE is happy to be able to accompany Optima Packaging GmbH in their vision of sustainable packaging.

“With the support of DFGE we made a tremendous step to the next level of sustainability which is an incentive for us to constantly develop further. We are pleased to be able to rely on the expertise of DFGE in the future as well.”
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