Substitutes Green: Solutions with added value

Our Substitutes Green initiative aims to replace existing plastic packaging and inserts with sustainable alternatives. As a pioneer in the industry, we have long been developing solutions made from natural raw materials that set new standards.

Our ingenious concepts range from recyclable trays to biodegradable bags. It goes without saying that the high practical requirements of your products are met with a great deal of expertise and a love of experimentation.

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How we embody sustainability internally and externally


Sustainability at SCHELLING

We actively protect the environment and exceed the legal requirements concerning the environment as well as health and safety. We procure our raw materials in harmony with nature and the society in which we live. All our locations use 100 % green electricity from sustainable hydropower. We are already using solar energy at two locations. We also have electric charging stations at all locations, which can be used free of charge by our customers and partners. At some locations, we also store rainwater, e.g. for flushing toilets. And further sustainability projects are under development.

Solar energy at SCHELLING

Since the end of 2022, we have had our own photovoltaic systems at our headquarters in Rupperswil and the site in Reinach. A total roof area of 9,000 m² was installed. Our PV systems can produce around 1,800,000 kWh of solar power per year - this corresponds to the annual electricity requirements of around 400 single-family homes.

The majority of the electricity generated is used for our own production. Further photovoltaic systems are already being planned for the other sites.

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Climate protection contributions through your products

We offer you the opportunity to finance effective climate protection projects based on the emissions from the manufacture of your product solution. To this end, we work together with "myclimate", whose carbon offset projects fulfil the highest standards (CDM, Gold Standard, Plan Vivo) and very strict criteria. Together, we avoid emissions and demonstrably make a positive contribution to climate protection both locally and regionally. With all these measures, we have continuously reduced CO₂ emissions per tonne of products sold in recent years.

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Our e⁵ quality label

We fulfil our responsibility to society with our "e⁵" seal of quality:
ECONOMY: The cost savings generated by ground-breaking packaging systems provides users with a crucial competitive advantage in the market.
ECOLOGY: Economic use of resources, reduced transport volumes, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly production and full recyclability.
EFFICIENCY: Innovative construction and automated assembly integrated into the production process produce the required packaging on a just-in-time basis.
EMOTIONS: We are passionately committed to our customers. The continuous pursuit of the best possible product solution for our customers is what drives us.
ETHICS: We always act in accordance with applicable laws and our company policies. Our actions are fair and truthful. We never compromise our values to achieve success.

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