Awards & Recognitions

Welcome to IFCO’s Award Page, where we showcase the recognition and accolades we have received in recent years.

ifco awards and recognitions

These awards serve as a testament to our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability while pursuing our mission to make the fresh grocery supply chain sustainable. Each award symbolizes the dedication and hard work of our global team.

We are all honoured to have received these prestigious recognitions, and remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver unparalleled value to our customers and stakeholders. Join us in celebrating these achievements as we continue to set new standards of excellence in the sustainable logistics industry.


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IFCO has been recognized by Sustainalytics, a leading independent ESG Risk Rating Agency, as an ESG Regional Top-Rated company.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified®

IFCO European Lift Lock containers become Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver

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IFCO earns top marks from Sustainalytics and Circulytics, validating the Company’s ESG program and progress.

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Reusable Packaging Award

This award recognizes the company which has achieved the most outstanding environmental, economic, and operational impacts from reusable packaging.

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2022 Germany

Reusable Innovation Prize

The "Mehrweg Innovationspreis 2022" granted by the Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. (DUH) and Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (SIM) awards pioneering initiatives that promote reusability and contribute to reduced environmental impact.

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What our partners and customers say about us

Customer story

"Our partnership with IFCO benefits our customers in multiple ways. By switching to IFCO RPCs our teammates have more time to focus on providing the excellent service our customers have come to expect from us. And the IFCO RPCs protects product quality"

Mike Tipton
Vice President of Produce ​&​​ ​Floral at Schnuck Markets, Inc
Success story

"By combining our expertise, we look forward to contributing to a more sustainable future and customer-centric approach. And together, we will advance the technological development of the pooling solutions, broaden our geographical footprint and elevate the supply chain to the next level"

Margus Ärm
Customer story

"Streamlining the transportation of OrtoRomi salads in IFCO RPCs to Alì Spa supermarkets and back not only reduces carbon emissions but also actively involves a crucial section of the value chain in the critical area of environmental sustainability"

Giuliano Canella
Commercial Director of Freschi Alì S.p.A.
Customer story

"With the new pooling flow for IFCO RPCs, we have achieved a significant reduction in supply times and costs, which, in terms of sustainability, translates into a substantial decrease in carbon emissions"

Luca Pallaro
Logistics Director at the OrtoRomi Agricultural Cooperative
Food bank story

"The IFCO approach offers us a circular model for food-safe packaging. Instead of adding to the landfill with single-use packaging, the IFCO model allows us to reuse packaging. It’s a more sustainable way to support our community."

Josefina Correa
Executive Director at the Food Bank of Tucumán
Success story

"DRG welcomed the opportunity to partner with IFCO in pursuing our shared goal of continuous RPC label improvements. Over the years, we’ve introduced multiple label solutions, and each iteration has improved functionality and cost. This new label solution continues that trend,"

Paul Forsythe
Program Director at DRG Technologies
Customer story

"Thanks to the professional and extensive support provided by the IFCO experts on site at the plantation in the Dominican Republic, the switch to the Banana Lift Lock went incredibly smoothly. In terms of quality, sustainability and supply chain efficiency, we’re really impressed with the results."

Marc Oliver Roßmann
Senior Category Buyer Fruit, Flowers and Plants, PENNY
Food bank story

"By donating the innovative reusable packaging containers to our cause, IFCO ensures we can transport the fresh produce easily and safely in a cost-effective and sustainable way across the whole of Argentina to the regional food banks. As a result, we continue to make a positive impact on food waste at every lemon harvest."

Santiago Ramos
President Argentine Network of Food Banks
Customer story

"We don’t have to invest the capital upfront to create our own pool of crates or worry about wash processes, returns or management of assets. This makes the IFCO solution much more cost-efficient for all suppliers, especially small specialty farms. We all benefit from IFCO’s best-in-class food safety program and a much more efficient system."

Jasen Urena
NestFresh’s Vice President
Success story

"It’s great to see industry experts like IFCO and DRG come together to help solve industry challenges like this, and Domex Superfresh Growers was happy to be a testing partner. For us, this new label is a clear winner."

Tyler Weinbender
Director of Sustainability and Packaging at Domex Superfresh Growers
Food bank story

"Using the standardized, robust reusable packaging containers from IFCO really makes a difference to our mission to rescue and redistribute safe and healthy fresh produce to vulnerable people. And we can do it now in a more efficient and sustainable way."

Pablo Algrain
Executive Director at the Argentine Network of Food Banks
Customer story

"For the organic table grapes out of South Africa, the cooperation between OTC Organics, Orex Export Pty and IFCO has an enormous impact. Together, by combining our innovative approach with innovative solutions, we’re bringing the most sustainable overseas packed organic grapes to our customers in Europe."

Edward Out
Managing Director and Co-Founder of OTC Organics B.V.
Success story

"The IFCO Banana Lift Lock improves the quality of pallet storage and boosts automation efficiency in the logistics operations. Most importantly, the IFCO team supported the U LOG team throughout the trials and beyond, but especially during the preparatory phase, namely in the configuration of the robots."

Thierry Thebaud
Logistics Manager at U LOG

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