A Thriving Planet 

To protect natural resources by embracing – and going beyond – the circular economy concept

Share-Reuse-Recycle – this idea is at the heart of our circular economy model. When we pioneered the reusable packaging container (RPC) concept in 1992, we wanted to empower our partners to take the sustainable route.

Compared to single-use packaging, the use of our RPCs generate up to 60% less CO2 emissions and 86% less solid waste, while using 64% less energy and 80% less water. And these are not just finger-in-the-air numbers, we´ve conducted certified third-party Life Cycle Assessments of our products that provide full transparency and science to our savings.

Eliminate waste, maximize efficiency – that’s always been our credo.

Now, it’s time to step up – and further increase those environmental savings. We are on a mission to be a net-zero business by 2040. By 2025 we will become carbon neutral in our operations, only use renewable electricity, and send zero waste to landfills. We are committed to being a circular and regenerative business.

IFCO is fully aligned with the EU’s mission to drastically reduce packaging waste, and can support you in fulfilling the demanding targets of the PPWR, scheduled to enter into force by the end of 2024.

Together with our customers in FY23, we saved:

0 tonnes CO2e emissions saved

0 megaliters of water saved

0 TJ of energy saved

0 tonnes of solid waste saved

0 tonnes of product waste avoided

0 times circling the planet by car

0 Olympic size pools

0 households yearly energy consumption

0 people's yearly solid waste production

0 millions meals

IFCO’s high-efficiency RPCs have long enabled companies across the fresh grocery supply chain to cut down on carbon, energy, water, single-use packaging and food waste.

Areas of focus

Climate change



Join us in our ESG journey

For us, living our values means putting our purpose into action every day. It means finding new ways to thrive, to be a better, more responsible business.

That’s why we’ve put together an ambitious ESG strategy focusing on business, planet and society to set the new industry standard and provide a solid foundation for a thriving world.

See our progress

Would you like to talk to our ESG expert?

Iñigo Canalejo

VP ESG & Strategic Marketing at IFCO

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