We take responsibility

We accept Responsibility

The exploitation of our planet’s finite resources is reaching its limits. All of us must consistently change our actions in order to leave the earth to subsequent generations in the best possible manner.

We support the 17 goals of the United Nations for sustainable development and have anchored the policies of the Green Deal (European Union) and the Bioeconomic Strategy (Germany) firmly in our company agenda. Our corporate philosophy is aimed a sustainability and we have minimised our ecological footprint. We have been a climate-neutral company since 03/2021, by recording all of our company’s emissions and we have compensated unavoidable emissions via a project.
We are convinced that our measures for sustainability, which we have implemented in all of our company divisions, lead to entrepreneurial success.
Economic, ecological and social targets belong together!

With the global climate protection project by Plastic Bank for marine projection we are making a contribution to the UN targets:

Our Measures for sustainability:




We are a CLIMATE-NEUTRAL COMPANY and therefore a huge step further on the way to the major target of the climate-neutral economy.

Climate-neutral company, that means:
We have recorded our greenhouse gas emissions, reduce them continuously and have Climate protection projects compensated.

Our steps in detail:

1. Calculating emissions
Together with ClimatePartner, we have calculated our CCF – Corporate Carbon Footprint, i.e. the CO2 footprint of our company. In doing so, we take emission sources, such as energy and heating, into consideration, as well as business trips, office supplies and all emissions that we cause as a company.

2. Avoiding and reducing emissions
Our CCF clearly shows us where we can further reduce CO2. We update it on a regular basis, so that we have an overview of our success in reducing and identifying other parameters.
reduced the unavoidable emissions through measures that we have implemented:

• Switch to green electricity / gas
• Installation of a photovoltaic plant.
• Recycling of thermal energy.
• Lighting with LED technology.
• Efficient systems for generating refrigeration and compressed air.
• Modern building insulation.
• Promotion of electric mobility.

3. offset emissions
However, there are always emissions that we cannot avoid.

In 2021 and 2022, we supported the unavoidable emissions through the following climate protection projects from the ClimatePartner portfolio:

Stemming the plastic tide. (www.climatepartner.com/1087 - Implemented by Plastic Bank worldwide. Technology: marine protection).

Maag supported this project as part of the emissions offsetting programme in 2021.

Money against plastic - this is the approach taken by Plastic Bank. People in Haiti, Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines collect plastic waste. They can exchange this for money, food, drinking water, mobile phone credit or even school fees at local collection points. The project ensures that less plastic ends up in the sea. Instead, it is recycled and processed into so-called social plastic, which serves as a raw material for new products such as packaging. CO2 is offset via a Gold Standard climate protection project, the wind farm in the Philippines:
www.climatepartner.com/1091 or our wind power project in Aruba: www.climatepartner.com/1040. For every tonne of CO2 offset, 10 kg of plastic waste is collected.

As a manufacturer of plastic packaging, we are committed to conserving valuable resources and recycling plastic packaging. We want to prevent littering and are therefore enthusiastic about this project and support it wholeheartedly.

In doing so, we are also helping to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals, such as combating poverty and improving living conditions in emerging and developing countries.

Wind energy north-east Brazil Project ID 1138

Maag supported this project as part of the emissions offsetting programme in 2022.

This project comprises the construction and operation of 14 wind farms in north-east Brazil. The renewable electricity supplied by the project to the Brazilian power grid makes an important contribution to environmental sustainability. CO2 emissions are reduced, as without this project, electricity generation would be based on fossil fuels.

We are not currently supporting any projects, but are focussing entirely on further measures to reduce emissions locally

Circular economy

Resources – whether fossil or biogenic – have a very high value for us.
Our goal is to keep valuable materials in the cycle. We have the solution for closing the flow of materials.

With Maag I pro-tect, we analyse the product lifecycle of packaging from the end perspective and include the reuse in our packaging development.

We thereby fulfil all of our preconditions for circularity, as a wide range of reuse occurs for our PP solutions in numerous downstream markets.

Resource Conservation


With the introduction of the LEAN management philosophy in the process and production, we are continuously optimising:
Production based on your requirements in small batches (our “SuperMAAGt”) avoids surplus quantities and the destruction rate is reduced. In printing pre-stages ad the production process, automation and robotic systems ensure efficient procedures.

At the product level, with Maag I pro-tect, we reduce packaging material and conserve resources through circularity. The Pius Check (production-integrated environmental protection) for resource efficiency attests to our very good results.


In addition to economic and ecological sustainability, social sustainability is also a part of sustainable development. We take our social responsibility very seriously and make our
contribution to further increase the development of our company in UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Fair business practices, employee-oriented human resources policy and responsibility locally, as well as along our supply chain, are the basis for our social sustainability.
We create a positive working environment for our employees and do a great deal for their further development:

  • Own vocational training in three training professions
  • Project cooperation with local higher education institutions
  • Support programme for highly motivated employees
  • Commitment to the environment, education, health, sport, art
  • Extensive social activities


Family-friendly company in the district of SoestWe have been recertified as a "Family-friendly company in the district of Soest" for the 4th time in a row in 2023. Since our first certification in 2017, promoting the compatibility of family and career has been an essential part of our corporate mission statement. We firmly believe that a good balance between work and family life not only improves the quality of life of our team members, but also strengthens trust and motivation in all areas of the company.

The certification is a testament to our ongoing support of our employees. It confirms our ongoing commitment to a supportive working environment where the personal circumstances of our employees are respected and supported. Our team is at the centre of our company philosophy. We pride ourselves on creating an environment that not only supports our employees' professional goals, but also provides space for a healthy work-life balance.


Zertifikat Mitglied GKV VerhaltenskodexA trusting, transparent and long-term partnership with our business partners is our aspiration.

We have ourselves certified on a regular basis in the areas of production, sustainability and social responsibility. This way, we can continue working on ourselves! We are proud of our good results. Our certifications are available for you to download !