The verdict is in: customers want sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials, products, and packaging from manufacturers. Regardless of whether you’re B2C or B2B, a wide range of studies suggest that your customer base values sustainability. In fact, many businesses now mandate that their suppliers adhere to sustainability standards.

Consider these results from a variety of recent studies:

  • 76 percent of consumers want manufacturers to reduce their energy consumption.
  • 75 percent of consumers said manufacturers should reduce their reliance on new materials.
  • 80 percent of global consumers and business purchasers said manufacturers have a responsibility to use sustainable packaging.

Sustainability isn’t a passing trend or some niche interest. It’s becoming a major factor in how consumers and companies make their buying decisions. And sustainability isn’t just about the materials you use to manufacture your product. It extends through your packaging, distribution, and all the way back up your supply chain.

Very often, manufacturers look at sustainability through the prism of materials. There’s no doubt that materials play an important role. Recycled materials cut down on your consumption of new materials and boost the overall sustainability of your products.

However, sustainability is about much more than using recycled materials. It’s about cutting down on your resource and energy consumption through your entire process. How do you do that in a way that is both effective and efficient?

Deufol Sustainability Solutions

At Deufol, our packaging engineers have deep experience and knowledge about comprehensive sustainability solutions. From packaging to process to distribution, we analyze your needs and objectives to develop a custom sustainability strategy.

Some of the questions we consider during strategy development include:

  • What materials could be utilized to protect quality and budget, but also reduce resource consumption?
  • How could the package be redesigned to increase efficiency and reduce the need for wasteful dunnage?
  • How can rotables be used in your supply or distribution chains to minimize the need for new packaging production?
  • Could your supply and distribution chains be reconfigured around new transit routes or with hub systems to reduce emissions and fuel consumption?

This is just a sampling of some of the sustainability challenges we solve for our customers everyday. Sustainable packaging is about much more than just materials. It’s about process. When implemented properly, a sustainable packaging and distribution process is also a cost-efficient process.

Ready to learn more about how you can make your packaging more sustainable? Contact us today to schedule your consultation with a packaging consultant. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs and objectives.

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