Nachhaltige Verpackung

Verpackung ist ein brennendes Thema und die Erwartungen an die Hersteller sind hoch.

Als Lebensmittelunternehmen ergreifen wir Maßnahmen und haben unsere Strategie für nachhaltige Verpackungen entwickelt.

Unsere Vision

No Waste, All Taste. Wir wollen, dass die Verpackungen unseren Kunden sichere, frische und praktische Produkte garantieren und gleichzeitig unsere Abfallbilanz minimieren.





Karton ist unsere wichtigste Verpackungsform und macht 85 % der von uns verwendeten Verpackungen aus. Wir verwenden 12 % Verpackung aus Kunststoff und 3 % aus Papier.


99,8% unserer Kartons sind recycelbar.


91%  unserer Kunststoffverpackungen sind recycelbar.


87%unserer Papierverpackungen sind recycelbar.


Unsere Ziele


  • Das Gewicht der einzelnen Verpackungsbestandteile reduzieren
  • Die Anzahl der Bestandteile der Verpackung in unserem Verpackungssystem reduzieren
  • Unsere Produkte und Verpackungsgrößen anpassen, um die Umweltbelastung durch den Transport zu reduzieren



  • Die Wiederverwertbarkeit unserer Verpackungen: Kunststofffarbe, -typ, Materialkombination verbessern
  • Von Kunststoff auf Karton oder Material auf Papierbasis umsteigen
  • Strenge Vorschriften für die Wiederverwertung von Materialien mit bestehenden Verfahren



  • Die Verwendung von recycelten Materialien fördern: Kunststoff und Karton
  • Mit unseren Lieferanten bei angepassten Recyclingmaterialien zusammenarbeiten
  • Den Anteil von wiederverwendbarer Verpackung in unserer Lieferkette erhöhen

Erste und nachfolgende Schritte




96 % unserer Kartonagen sind jetzt FSC-zertifiziert und wir werden bis Ende 2025 100 % erreichen


-27T an Schrumpffolien auf Paletten bis 2021 und -15T an Kunststoffschalen und Blister-Verpackungen bis Ende 2023 reduzieren


Alle schwarzen Kunststoffe sind nun verboten




98 %unserer Verpackung ist recycelbar und wir werden bis 2025 100 % recycelbare Verpackung erreichen.


100 % unserer Hartkunststoffe sind jetzt recycelbar




Heute bestehen 83 % unserer Verpackungen aus recycelten Materialien


Wir werden weiterhin mit unseren Lieferanten zusammenarbeiten, um den Anteil an recycelten Fasern im Karton beizubehalten und den Einsatz von recycelten Kunststoffen zu erhöhen, soweit es die Lebensmittel-sicherheit erlaubt.




Interview of Richard Vaughan - Compliance Director

1/ How is Délifrance doing in terms of sustainable packaging today ?


Our priority is to ensure that our packaging delivers our products to customers in a safe, intact and convenient format but it is now important that the packaging has the smallest environment impact as possible.  


The teams have been working on the sustainability of our packaging for several years and the situation today is positive.  88% of our packaging is paper or cardboard based which both use recycled content and can in turn be recycled.  We are also working to ensure that the origin of cardboard or paper is sourced from a sustainable source.  Our current focus is on plastic packaging  with the minimization of the plastic used and the utilization of recyclable polymers.



2/ Délifrance is committed to having 100% sustainable packaging by 2025: what does it mean exactly ?


We have adopted the 3 R’s:


      • Reduce

Minimize the weight (gauge) of all packaging elements to the minimum while maintaining their integrity to deliver our products safe and intact to our customers. 

Minimize the size of the packaging to enable the maximum to be transported.  


      • Re-Use

We are working to ensure that we are utilizing the maximum amount of recycled content within our packaging considering the type of packaging and any food safety risk. 

Our cardboard boxes are produced from 100% certified sustainable cardboard and are 100% recyclable.


      • Recycle

As mentioned earlier; we are currently working to ensure that all of our plastic packaging is recyclable.

We are eliminating non-recyclable polystyrene and complex plastics and replacing with cardboard or mono-polymer plastics which are recyclable.

Our aim is that we will be only utilizing recyclable packaging globally by latest 2025 and we are on track to achieve this within our European factories by 2022.


3/ What are the challenges that you face ?


Our packaging is principally there to ensure that our product is delivered to our customer safe, intact and in a suitable format for them to use; so when we make any packaging changes we need to ensure that these requirements are fulfilled.

Food safety is therefore a significant consideration especially when utilizing packaging which contains recycled materials due to the potential risk of toxic chemicals migrating into the product. Internationally requirements also have to be confirmed as there are specific country regulations and even customer requirements which need to be considered in our packaging.

Interview of Maya Ferdi - Packaging & third-party purchasing manager

1/ How does Délifrance take sustainability into account when it comes to packaging?


This is not a new topic for Délifrance. We’ve been working on sustainable packaging for many years. Our teams have been developing new sustainable packaging that doesn’t affect the customer’s experience with solutions that fulfill their primary purpose of safeguarding the product’s quality and complying with food safety standards.


Sustainability is an integral part of our approach through the use of recyclable packaging made with recycled materials.


As a result, 98% of our packaging is recyclable, and 83% of our packaging is made using recycled materials. Our current challenge is to shift our complex plastic packaging to mono-material plastic.


2/ What kind of relationship do you have with your suppliers?


We see our suppliers as trusted partners, and together we have been building a healthy and cross-functional relationship. Together we are facing the unprecedented challenges that the packaging industry is going through. We combine our expertise and know-how to find the most suitable solutions in terms of robustness, food safety, sustainability and cost-efficiency.


We also actively monitor innovation across the food packaging industry, as it is essential to nourish our thinking and develop tomorrow’s sustainable solutions.


3/ Délifrance operates in many countries around the world, do you see any difference in terms of customers’ requests?


Packaging sustainability is a big challenge for the food industry worldwide, and it requires people at every level to become aware of the issue. Our customers are increasingly demanding when it comes to sustainability. We are all aligned and can count on their collaboration to achieve this common goal, bearing in mind the food safety and technical requirements that our products might need. They even inspire us to explore new paths.


Moreover, food safety has been one of our customers’ key concerns since the beginning of this unprecedented health crisis related to COVID. Packaging plays a big role in protecting the product and reassuring customers that our products are safe to eat.


Unser Go Clean Ansatz

Délifrance startet eine neue Reise.

Eine Reise, um Ihnen sowohl köstliche als auch bessere Produkte anzubieten.

Entdecken Sie unseren Go Clean-Ansatz.