Already thinking about the next generation

As a family business, we have been taking responsibility since 1902 and have always been sustainable for generations.

For us, sustainability means that ecological, economic and social goals are implemented simultaneously and equally and are mutually dependent.

As part of our sustainability strategy Panther for Planet (previously "Panther pro nature"), the Panther Group is continuously geared towards resource conservation, environmental protection, climate relevance and emission reduction in all relevant areas of activity. The Panther Group defines its own goals with foresight, taking into account possible conflicts of interest between environmentally conscious action and the quality of all products and services.

Based on a long-term orientation, the Panther Group always strives to make a contribution to the protection and preservation of the environment (soil, air and water) and to specifically minimize its own CO2 footprint. Various measures such as the conscious use of energy and materials, as well as the commissioning of the most modern machines already support us on the way to an emission-free future. By consciously working with sustainability-oriented companies like us, we can ensure that every step within the value chain of our products takes place with sustainability in mind.

The Group has joined the global initiative SBTi, which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees in accordance with the Paris Agreement. In addition, the Panther Group is committed to halving today's emissions and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

SBTi

This is how climate protection works

Pillars of Sustainability

Ecology

Conscious use and protection of resources

  • Conservation of natural resources and the conscious use of water, energy and limited raw materials to protect people and the environment
  • Improvement in the ecological footprint (CO2 reduction)

Economy

Sustainable management

  • Increasing efficiency and effectiveness
  • Achieving profits
  • Safeguarding our company in the long term
  • Creation of permanent jobs and general prosperity

Social affairs

Fair action

  • Fostering of social commitment
  • Training and further education for free professional development
  • Sense of responsibility towards human beings and the environment

Examples of sustainable packaging and display solutions

Grass paper packaging with further benefits

Requirements

  • Fully closed box to avoid product loss
  • Pure corrugated board packaging using grass paper

Imporatnt characteristics

  • Construction without reinforcement tapes or tear strips for a consistent one-material solution too
  • Fully overlapping plug-in bottom and side plug connection
  • Integrated handle formed from the lid flaps
  • Further benefit through conversion to a playhouse after emptying the product (hay) with the help of clean and at the same time tight perforations for knockout openings on three sides

Grass paper feed dispenser without tools

Requirements

  • Body of the bird feeder for 200 grams of free-flowing feed
  • Safe distribution of the filled, locked feed manger
  • Easy to open at the destination via a window perforation for safe feeding of the birds
  • Independent after-trickling of the feed
  • Insertion of a wooden perch via punched holes
  • Suspension for the house with a corresponding handle, which makes additional cords or similar unnecessary

Important characteristics

  • Non-glued architecture that can be locked using plug connections
  • Dispenser function via a diagonal partition inside
  • Best possible access to the lining through a window to be broken out at a corner using a perforation line without tools
  • Stable suspension through inner lid flaps together with a push-in lid
  • Use of grass paper for production

Naturalness for natural products

Requirements

  • Packaging solution that can be implemented at short notice
  • Use of rapidly renewable and abundantly available raw materials
  • Trays with admixture made from waste paper with a grass paper content - resource-saving material solutions for a wide variety of products, such as coffee, fruit and vegetables

Important characteristics

  • Optical and haptic stimuli
  • Availability of papers in various grammages and technological values
  • All papers meet the requirements of comparable Testliner III
  • Choice of different surface characteristics, e.g. typical look of the grass fibers and the base in the "classic" corrugated cardboard brown
  • Use of specially selected types of recycling
  • For liners with a significantly lighter appearance of the natural product
  • Optically better printability compared to the brown version
  • Another solution combines kraftliner with grass fibers for particularly high-quality and at the same time ecologically optimized base paper and subtle grass shimmer with the strong, dark tone of the K-Liner

Tailor-made woodbox

Requirement

  • Decorative PoS elements in the look of natural materials
  • Packaging, displays or sales promotion elements with a wood look
  • Association of individual and natural products
  • Visually hardly distinguishable from a wooden one
  • No mass production

Important characteristics

  • Decorative box with the latest printing technology
  • Significant additional benefits: light, optimally stackable, very stable, recyclable, can also be used as transport or storage boxes
  • Consists of only one cut
  • No sticking
  • Optionally with or without bottom slots
  • Conception of modular standard solutions for boxes / displays
  • Customer-specific dimensions and print design (modular external dimensions of 40 x 30 cm)
  • Extended stacking corners For safe stacking
  • Stacking openings in the corners of the for doing away with separate noses
  • Integration in display presentation possible: the boxes filled with goods are placed in inclined planes on a base, the base offers space for two standard boxes and individualized toppers with a sloping rear front

Grass paper boxes for perfect enjoyment to go

Requirements

  • Packaging solution for lunch boxes
  • Consider optical as well as technical details: fulfillment of the functions of the portion packaging and as a container for uncomplicated consumption
  • Product safety and quality
  • A figurehead for an innovative packaging concept

Important characteristics

  • Use of grass paper in the corrugating medium
  • Pre-glued packaging with a slightly conical shape
  • Inwardly inserted lid fixed with a printed label
  • Punch marks in the lid indicate the correct position for the label and ensure that it is held in place
  • Securing the floor with additional straps for more stability
  • Outer packaging is provided with punched-out slits on the side for product views and level indicators
  • The contents of the lunch boxes are filled in plastic bags
  • Corrugated board boxes have an insulating effect for hot meals just before consumption

Substitution: Corrugated board instead of plastic

Requirement

  • Replacing plastic packaging solutions with fiber-based materials such as corrugated board with the same result
  • Protection and security within a shipping packaging for high-quality, sensitive technical parts
  • Safe transport packaging without styrofoam
  • Padding for silencers by air and corrugated board

Important characteristics

  • Transport packaging based on FEFCO 0201
  • Corrugated board cushions replace molded plastic parts - saving 60% of the total costs of a packaging unit (compared to the previously used version)
  • Monomaterial solution made from corrugated board
  • Thanks to the clever arrangement of foldable wall elements, it provides upholstery on the front sides
  • Buffering air space on the long sides
  • Fixation of the silencer through centrally positioned recesses in the face pad
  • Easy to assemble: fold up the upholstery and shape it as required

Sustainability and naturalness

Requirements

  • Bringing naturalness and sustainability in harmony with matching values ​​for convincing and authentic PoS campaigns
  • Achievement of defined sustainability goals: recycling, use of renewable raw materials, new materials and away from fresh wood fiber paper
  • High stability and load capacity

Important characteristics

  • Pallet display made from a combination of corrugated board and grass paper produced in a way that saves water and carbon dioxide (share 18%)
  • Material composition and print design reflect sustainability and naturalness: minimalist suggestion of tall grass on the base to the topper
  • The outer ceiling is made of unclad grass paper as a print carrier
  • Only inlays and transport covers are without grass paper
  • Designed for the ¼ pallet size, individual equipment is possible
  • Two levels of trays for goods
  • Small footprint enables use in markets of different sizes