03. of July 2020 // Back to overview

Foundation 2° enlarges the alliance for corporate climate protection with PKV

"Bringing ecology and economy into harmony is an elementary component of our corporate policy", says Kristian Evers, partner of PKV.

The 2° Foundation is an initiative of chairmen, managing directors and family entrepreneurs. Its aim is to call on politicians to establish effective market-based conditions for climate protection and to support the problem-solving skills of German companies. The foundation is named after its most important goal: to limit average global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

The 2° Foundation was now able to gain a new important partner for corporate climate protection in the form of Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel (PKV) and its shareholder Kristian Evers. "With the PKV, one of the largest production sites of the European paper industry enriches the foundation's work on the topics of the energy-intensive industry to the way to a climate-neutral production method," says Sabine Nallinger, director of the 2° Foundation. "As a medium-sized family business, the PKV is facing the challenges of corporate climate protection and is working on strategies to position itself sustainably - for the climate and for economic success in Germany as an industrial location. I look forward to working together on corporate and political solutions for a climate-friendly transformation of the economy," Nallinger continued.

"Harmonizing ecology and economy is a fundamental part of our corporate policy," says Kristian Evers, shareholder of the Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel. "For us, climate protection is a central issue - in our industry, in the German economy, and vis-à-vis politicians. We want to promote this together with the 2° Foundation. Climate protection and business success are not mutually exclusive, they should go hand in hand - in the paper industry, but also everywhere else."

The Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel (PKV) produces up to 850,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard per year for the national and international packaging industry - energy-efficient and water-saving through the use of state-of-the-art technologies. The raw material is waste paper - and has been since 1950. Since 2000 alone, PKV has reduced its energy requirements by 23 percent per ton of product. The long-term goal is completely CO2-free production. PKV's involvement in the 2° Foundation is also supported by the corporate Barthel Foundation. Through this foundation, the PKV gives a part of its entrepreneurial success directly back to society and supports environmental and climate protection projects, among other things.

From wind power, PKV can generate steam for production in a new module.
From wind power, PKV can generate steam for production in a new module.

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