Why NNZ packaging?

  • Worldwide coverage
  • Focus on local
  • Broad portfolio
  • Innovative trendsetter
  • Customized packaging
  • Reliable & ethical
  • Sustainable & social-minded
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Carbon Footprint

NNZ’s ambitions to reduce carbon footprint

Our policy
It is stated policy of the NNZ Group to reduce, its environmental impact, where practicable. It is the overall strategy of our Group to improve both operational performance and a reduction in potentially harmful emissions to land, water and air.

Our ultimate aim and methods to get there
NNZ’s ultimate aim is a carbon balance as low as possible for our company to be achieved. To achieve this NNZ will:

  • Comply with all current energy legislation, seeking to meet or compensate legislative targets,
  • Minimise waste, promote recycling, and the use of recycled products to help reduce the burden of landfill, and therefore methane generation,
  • Continue to promote and design energy efficient and therefore carbon reducing packaging materials and concepts on behalf of our partners,
  • Promote environmental awareness and responsibility amongst our own employees,
  • Will seek where practicable to continuously improve NNZ’s environmental performance,
  • Start preparation/investigation of using energy efficient and therefore carbon reducing installations and equipment throughout the whole Group,
  • Evaluate the potential benefits of home-working where practical,
  • Evaluate the potential benefits of carbon off-setting, such as tree planting and the use of solar energy,

Actions developed to date include:

  • Development of sustainable packaging concepts which reduces food waste:
    - A unique new apple packaging
    - Packaging enhances shelf life for tomatoes on the vine
    - Packaging film tailored to reduce greening and sprouting of potatoes
  • Membership of ‘Benefits of Nature’ for footprint calculations.
    NNZ has become an active member of the program Benefit of Nature. This allows us to evaluate the footprint of our products and impacts of new materials and logistics channels : http://www.benefitsofnature.eu/. A footprint is a way to quantify the impact of something on the environment. The footprint calculation of Benefits of Nature includes as many as 33 different factors. When the calculation is completed, the total environmental impact of the entire company is known, of all processes and all products. the structure of the footprint is visible: from each product can be viewed how much impact each material has. At all levels, is visible which causes the impact and where improvements are possible.
  • Sustainable/Environmental friendly Purchasing Policy,
  • Lean programs for the transport department to continuously improve our logistics efficiencies,
  • Compensation CO2 for flight mileages for the NNZ Group by planting trees. https://www.treesforall.nl/
  • Installing energy saving lighting in our offices and warehouse in Groningen and Rilland
  • Installation of solar panels at the headoffice in Groningen

This policy clearly identifies the responsibilities and procedures for achieving the Group’s stated objectives in all aspects of its activities leading to improved environmental performance, including reductions in both CO2, and methane emissions.

The Board of the NNZ Group

Mr. Len Boot, Mr. Hans Neu, Mr. Rob Abel

About NNZ

NNZ is an international company specialising in packaging for customers in the fruit and vegetable sector and industry. Since its foundation in 1922, the family business has steadily developed into an organisation with around 250 employees and an extensive global network of its own branches and partners.

The strength of this network lies in its ability to increase its competitive strength. Like NNZ, the partners in our network can be characterised as sustainable and social, product leaders, customer-oriented, innovative, trendsetters, flexible and transparent, reliable and ethical.

We at NNZ regard our employees as our best assets. We are convinced that this leads to more creativity and productivity, and that is of the utmost importance for our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. We aim to work on a highly personal basis, passionately and enjoyable according to the plan we have made together. Our motto is: 'Together is better'. Together we deliver our customers sustainable customization, logistics solutions and innovation through co-creation.

We are able to meet this need with our subsidiaries at strategic locations in the various countries. We work with our clients and a diverse team of professionals; specialists in the fields of materials, food technology, graphic design and market research. Together we work on tailor-made products, from concept to market launch. For each link in the chain, we offer customer-specific, smart solutions!

Our standard range consists of: net bags, jute bags, paper packaging, woven PP bags, films, cardboard, trays, PP/PET cups, fresh produce buckets, Big Bags and pallet stabilization materials. NNZ also supplies customised packaging. We apply the highest standards of sustainability, efficiency and food safety to all packaging. Our customers thus benefit from our excellent purchasing conditions and high-quality products.