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International

Sustainability Report 2019 Coca-Cola HBC

Austria

Sustainability Report 2015/2016 MAM Babyartikel GmbH

Austria

Sustainability Update 2015 Wienerberger

Austria

Sustainability Report 2016 Pfizer Corporation Austria GmbH

International

Sustainability Report 2011 Palfinger AG

Videos

EHS data collection with our tool
denxpert LEGAL

Sustainability Accounting Webinar
“Making the invisible visible”

“Packaging of the future”
Speech at PAGEV, Istanbul, 2018

Studies and Publications

  • 2020

    Green City Deals - A study on the global warming potential of alternative urban transportation systems

    The population is growing constantly in urban areas. This results in an increasing demand for mobility solutions while it is also worldwide aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper summarizes the results of a comparative study concerning the greenhouse gas emissions (based on carbon footprint) caused by alternative urban passenger transportation systems. The emissions for the vehicles and their infrastructure are analyzed over the entire life cycle from manufacturing up to their end of life. An existing cable car system in La Paz, Bolivia was analysed and evaluated in comparison to other modes of transportation such as small busses, large busses and a tram. According to the system definitions and the considered balance framework the study shows that beside the use of the systems the materials and the manufacturing as well as the infrastructure have a significant impact on the total emissions over the life cycle. To put focus on the „true and real“ impacts to the society it is preferable to consider the measurement results in total absolute emissions.

    This research report was prepared and conducted by the University of Applied Science, Hochschule Düsseldorf,  in cooperation with denkstatt Austria.  


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  • 2020

    Food - Packaging - Sustainability: New industry guide summarises the results of three years of research

    This guide "Food Packaging Sustainability" is aimed at professionals in the fields of packaging production, food processing, retailers, political institutions and NGOs concerned with the reduction of food waste and the sustainability of packaging. The guide focuses on the question of whether and how optimised packaging can contribute to the reduction of food waste. Within the framework of the research project "STOP waste – SAVE food" (2016 - 2020), large quantities of data were generated.
    The findings are made available for download in the full guide below.


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  • 2018

    DSM: Reducing food waste sustainably: a natural cheese ripening solution (2015)

    The ripening process of cheeses like gouda and parmesan can be controlled and improved by special plastic films that maintain the right humidity and avoid spoilage at the same time. The resulting increase in yield leads to triple benefits (for people, planet and customers). DSM provides the ripening films, denkstatt the calculation of the benefits.


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  • 2018

    Product Carbon Footprint of silicones, siloxanes and silane products

    In this study the product carbon footprint (PCF) of silicones, siloxanes and silane products related to their entire life-cycle is calculated. This is done under consideration of the whole market of products consumed in Europe, North America, and Japan. The PCF then is compared with greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement benefits resulting from the use of silicone & silane products due to reduced consumption of fossil fuels and saved production of other materials.   Results show that using silicones, siloxanes and silane products generates greenhouse-gas emission reductions that outweigh the impacts of production and end-of-life disposal by a factor of 9. Emission reductions are equivalent to about 54 million tons of CO2, which corresponds to the amount required to heat 10 million homes in the area covered by the study.

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  • 2018

    The impact of plastic packaging on life cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe

    What is the amount of life cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint) of plastic packaging compared to other packaging materials?  Would the substitution of plastic packaging by other common packing materials result in more or less greenhouse gas emissions? Our study provides answers to these questions.
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  • 2018

    denkstatt Sustainability Report 2012-2013


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  • 2018

    denkstatt Sustainability Report 2011


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  • 2018

    denkstatt Sustainability Report 2008


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  • 2018

    DSM: Fruit Juice Enzymes Infographic (2015)

    The production of juice with the help of enzymes unlocking the cell walls is easier than merely squeezing the fruits and leads to multiple advantages for people, planet and customers. The benefits of these enzymes produces by DSM were calculated by denkstatt.
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  • 2018

    DSM: Extracting all that nature has to offer: How enzymes provide antioxidant-rich berry juice sustainably

    The production of juice with the help of enzymes unlocking the cell walls is easier than merely squeezing the fruits and leads to multiple advantages for people, planet and customers. The benefits of these enzymes produces by DSM were calculated by denkstatt.
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  • 2018

    DSM: PackAge Cheese Infographic (2015)

    The ripening process of cheeses like gouda and parmesan can be controlled and improved by special plastic films that maintain the right humidity and avoid spoilage at the same time. The resulting increase in yield leads to triple benefits (for people, planet and customers). DSM provides the ripening films, denkstatt the calculation of the benefits.
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  • 2018

    DSM: Oil Enzymes Infographics

    DSM produces special enzymes that help purify soybean oil. The use of this enzyme called Purifine leads to benefits for people, planet and customers, which were calculated by denkstatt as an independent consultant.
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  • 2018

    How Packaging Contributes to Food Waste Prevention (2017)

    Optimized packaging solutions often provide environmental advantages. The reason is that benefits of prevented food waste are usually much higher than environmental impacts of production or optimization of the packaging involved. denkstatt has quantitatively assessed five specific case studies which support this conclusion. Carbon footprint impacts of packaging are compared with carbon footprint benefits due to reduced food losses, based on practical data of Austrian retailers.
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  • 2018

    Study: Criteria for eco efficient sustainable plastic recycling and waste management (2014)

    Plastic waste is a valuable secondary resource. Many different recycling and recovery options are available. But how can we identify the optimal way of utilisation for a specific plastic waste stream? LCA and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) are scientific tools which help to answer this question. Harald Pilz presented the results of a recent study at the Identiplast conference on April 29th in Rome.
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  • 2018

    The potential for plastic packaging to contribute to a circular and resource-efficient economy (2015)


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  • 2018

    Slides: Criteria for eco-efficient (sustainable) plastic recycling and waste management (2014)

    Plastic waste is a valuable secondary resource. Many different recycling and recovery options are available. But how can we identify the optimal way of utilisation for a specific plastic waste stream? LCA and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) are scientific tools which help to answer this question. Harald Pilz presented the results of a recent study at the Identiplast conference on April 29th in Rome
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