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Jokey is now offering plastic packaging certified according to ISCC PLUS

Cologne/Wipperfürth, 07. September 2020: The Jokey Group, a leading international company in the field of plastic packaging, is now offering products that are certified according to ISCC PLUS. Four locations, three of which are in Germany and one which is in Spain, have been awarded ISCC PLUS certification. The certificate attests to the use and traceability of recycled materials on a mass balance basis. This step represents another contribution by the Jokey Group to encouraging a sustainable circular economy. This builds further on the targets in the company’s sustainability manifesto, the Jokey Eco Concept 2.0.

The Jokey Group has begun processing sustainable plastics at its ISCC certified locations, the raw materials of which are obtained through chemical recycling or from organic waste materials. Jokey is now offering its customers in the filling industry an environmentally friendly packaging solution which is particularly well suited for use in the food sector. In the non-food sector, Jokey has now been manufacturing packaging from recycled plastics, known as recyclates, since the early 1990s. In order to achieve this, post-consumer recyclates from household collections are recovered through factory-based mechanical recycling. Due to increased levels of consumer awareness, paint, construction materials and chemicals, among other things, are increasingly being packed in recycled material

With ISCC PLUS, the Jokey Group has chosen a recognized standard for the certification of production processes on a mass balance basis. ISCC PLUS is an international certification system for all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass and circular materials. The ISCC PLUS certification system requires the full traceability of the sustainable materials and is verified by independent auditors.

“We are pleased that the Jokey Group is ISCC certified at four locations and supports the ISCC PLUS standard for the circular economy and the bioeconomy. The ISCC PLUS certification provides confirmation to companies along the supply chain that the mass balance of recycled and bio-based materials is following clear rules,” explains Dr Jan Henke, Director ISCC System.

The Jokey Eco Concept 2.0 provides the framework for the new ISCC PLUS certified plastic packaging, which is used in the manufacturing of sustainable packaging in addition to the secondary raw materials that are mainly recovered from material recycling processes. The Eco Concept also focuses primarily on sustainable design to strengthen the circular economy. “Transparency plays an important role for us with the use of sustainable materials in the value chain,” emphasizes Jens Stadter, CEO of the Jokey Group. “Certifications such as ISCC PLUS are therefore an essential part of the Jokey Eco Concept. They are firmly anchored in our sustainability strategy, just like the creation of recognized standards”.

About the Jokey Group        

The Jokey Group is a company that operates in the plastics processing industry. For 50 years, the name Jokey has stood for high expertise in plastic injection molding and customer-oriented service. With over 2,000 employees, the corporate group produces goods at 15 facilities in 12 countries and supplies customers in some 80 different countries. An in-house toolmaking business and divisions for technical plastic components and for bathroom furniture complete the plastics portfolio of the company. Founded in 1968 and based in Wipperfürth, Germany, the company is now managed by the second and third generation of the Kemmerich family.

About ISCC PLUS

ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system and covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, biogenic wastes, circular materials and renewables. As a multi-stakeholder organization, ISCC is governed by an association with more than 140 members. The members of the association do not only represent the entire value chain; research institutes and NGO’s also actively support the development of the system through their membership. The increasing interest in the certification of raw materials in the circular economy is reflected by the number of valid ISCC PLUS certificates, which increased by more than 80% in 2019. Please find more information on the ISCC website: www.iscc-system.org.

Contact Jokey:

Michael Schmitz
Head of Marketing and Communication
August-Mittelsten-Scheid-Str. 23
51688 Wipperfürth l Germany

Tel +49 (0)2267 685-1123
Fax +49 (0)2267 685-1133
PR@jokey.com

Contact ISCC:

ISCC System GmbH
Hohenzollernring 72
50672 Cologne, Germany

Telephone: +49 221 50802 10
Email: info@iscc-system.org
www.iscc-system.org

 

Michael Schmitz

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