Webpackaging logo

Catalan reforestation project is first act of newly-formed Quadpack Foundation

  • Quadpack
Europe, Iberia, Spain, Tree Derivatives, Wood, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Associations

Spanish NGO La Fundació Antigua Caixa Sabadell 1859 has formally reopened the Can Deu forest in Catalonia, Spain, as part of a massive regeneration project co-supported by the Quadpack Foundation. The project is the first act to be sponsored by the new foundation, which was formed on 8th April by international packaging manufacturer and provider Quadpack Group.

"We have always strived to give back to the communities in which we operate. The formation of the Quadpack Foundation will help us formalise our support in terms of resources, planning and execution. Our objectives include boosting the local economy, assisting in the education of young people and working together with other agencies to make it happen," explained Tim Eaves, Quadpack Group CEO and president of the foundation.

In addition to sponsoring projects such as Can Deu, Quadpack will also allow staff to dedicate time and labour to help causes within the Foundation’s remit, in all areas in which it operates worldwide.

The Can Deu reforestation project came about after a storm destroyed much of the area on 9 December 2014. The forest, declared a Protected Area by the Catalonian government, is a centre for environmental education used by local schools, as well as a leisure area visited by some 150,000 people a year.

The forest's owner and manager Fundació Antigua Caixa Sabadell, in conjunction with the forestry department and volunteer associations, and with support from the Quadpack Foundation and local insurance firm Blat, is organising a three-year regeneration programme. The first phase started in January and February 2016, when 1,400 volunteers helped in the replanting of 5,000 pine and oak seedlings in an area of 15 acres. The Quadpack Foundation has pledged €27,000 over three years.

"This is a proud moment for us. We could not have wished for a more deserving venture to start our operations. The Can Deu forest is an important part of the local community and houses the Masia Can Deu museum. Young people go there to learn about sustainability and the forest's proximity to our Manufacturing Division made it a natural cause for us to support," said Eaves.

 

Quadtags
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • QP Foundation
  • Positive Impact People

See also

Fostering innovation with creative young talent

Imagine a fragrance accessory that is both an aromatherapy device and a bold fashion statement. Too futuristic and conceptual? Perhaps – but this product exists, has a name and a creator: ‘NI’ was developed in 2018 by designer Amaia Aranzabal as a final-year project at the prestigious Elisava design and engineering school in Barcelona, Spain. The challenge for that year’s graduating class had been set by Quadpack, partnering with Elisava for the first time.

New investments put Quadpack at the forefront of smart manufacturing

Increased manufacturing capabilities are one of Quadpack’s priorities for the next four years. By 2025, the beauty packaging provider aims to lead innovations in airless and sustainable products, offering solutions “in the region, for the region”. With a clear strategy and a roadmap in mind, Quadpack’s Operations team has the mission of strengthening its industrial capacity through ambitious investments that are being globally deployed.

Packaging with a positive impact on people and the planet

Sustainability is a long-term commitment with innovation, transparency and change. As a packaging manufacturer and provider, Quadpack is directing the sustainable transformation of its portfolio through its ‘positive-impact packaging’ strategy. By using data-based assessment tools to measure products’ carbon footprint, circularity and other key performance indicators, the strategy brings more accountability to Quadpack’s sustainable innovations.

Louvrette one year on: a successful journey

What happens when German engineering excellence meets creativity born in Barcelona? A raft of innovative solutions, developed, produced and delivered in a way that’s sustainable, creative and efficient. That is just one of the outcomes of the rare but successful ‘marriage’ between German manufacturer Louvrette and Quadpack. A lot has happened in the year since the acquisition, which pushed Quadpack into the Top 10 of European beauty packaging providers.

As Sustainability and Innovation are key priorities for Quadpack and the global consumer market, the organisation feels the responsibility to work with supply partners from all regions to establish a new way of doing business, where collaboration is the new competition. On November 13, 2019, Quadpack held a dedicated suppliers’ conference on Sustainability and Innovation in Hong Kong to facilitate this new era of partnerships. Held during the 2019 edition of Cosmopack Asia, in attendance were Quadpack’s top 20 Asia supply partners.

  • Company News -> QP Corporate News
  • English
  • Modified 30 Jul 2021
  • Hits 12304