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Model Group Sustainability Report

Nowadays, companies’ actions are judged by how sustainable they are. The idea of ‘sustainability’ itself was born as far back as 1713, within the context of a national wood shortage. A managed approach to forestry was the norm by the time Model came into being in 1882, and the uncontrolled exploitation of our forests was a thing of the past.

As a result, sustainability is part of Model’s history. It is part of who we are, and it is part of our present. In our eyes, it’s not something that’s located in the future, even though we do set targets for it. We believe that being sustainable means being switched-on and alert, continuously making improvements, whether big or small – without being forced to. It’s something genuine and natural. The joy we gain from leveraging hidden potential puts a smile on our faces day in, day out, enriching our actions in a sustainable way.

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OUR KEY FIGURES 2017 - 2022 (PDF)

At a glance

80 %

recycled fibre was used in our products in 2022

6.5 %

decreased consumption of water since 2017

4 541

ETG employees in 2022

96 %

of new suppliers screened using environmental criteria in 2022


Our closed paper cycle

At Model, we can produce packaging in a closed loop: Our raw material are recycled fibres from used paper products, from which new paper is created. With this we produce corrugated board – the main material of our packaging. We deliver these to our customers and collect them back used. Thanks to the circular economy, we work together to reduce waste of energy and resources.

What's next?

Our pillars of sustainability 

Discover more about the components that form our sustainability strategy.


Our sustainability ratings

We actively participate in a wide array of ESG ratings. Such ratings demonstrate transparency of Model’s sustainability strategy.

Explore more about sustainable topics

CDP rating

Model Group achieves a B in the CDP Climate Change rating

Model Group achieves a B in the CDP Climate Change rating

Press releases Sustainability
Recognition for CSR efforts

Awarded with the EcoVadis Gold Medal

Model Kramp receives an excellent rating from EcoVadis for CSR efforts. 

Awards Sustainability
Reducing CO₂ emissions – with science-based targets by 2030

SBTi: Climate-neutral packaging

The Model Group sets clear targets for reducing emissions in its own value chain.