Herma appointed its new CSO for the first time
publié le lundi 21 mars 2022
Herma has for the first time created the position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and a sustainability management department. Marcus Gablowski (42) has been appointed CSO and reports directly to the board of directors. One of his main tasks will be to work with an eight-member sustainability team to develop a strategy by mid-year that will allow the company to become completely climate-neutral by 2040 – taking into account the entire supply chain, including all the precursors and raw materials that are used.
The company’s own production of self-adhesive material, labels and labelling machines in Filderstadt has been climate-neutral since 2021, some of which is being offset.
As a further step in this direction, Herma has also joined the world’s largest sustainability initiative: The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). In this way, the company is committed to responsible corporate governance in accordance with the ten defined UNGC principles and the so-called sustainable development goals (SDG), which also plays an important role in the development of the Herma Sustainability Strategy.
The graduate chemical engineer Marcus Gablowski has been with the company since 2004. He mainly worked in process engineering and development. Most recently, he managed the adhesive development and special coatings department in the Self-adhesive Materials division at Herma. In this role, he advanced a number of environmental and sustainability issues on the product side in recent years. This includes, for example, special label adhesive that supports closed material circuits when recycling plastic packaging and optimises the use of reusable systems. In 2019, the company was awarded the German Packaging Award in the « Sustainability » category for the InNo-Liner linerless labelling system, which uses an innovative, initially non-sticky adhesive.
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