We strive to develop groundbreaking sustainable solutions and business models that will make a positive contribution to the environment and society towards a sustainable future. Over the years, the ValGroup has been consistently investing in innovative ideas to address 4 key challenges:
• CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Development of groundbreaking technologies and business models to streamline waste collection and maximise recycling capacity to protect our oceans, land and air and at the same time create sustainable economic development. The Group has been at the forefront of science and innovation through investments in recycling technologies and start-ups (NewLife) to develop a robust circular economy in line with UN’s SDGs and the Paris Agreement.
• FOOD WASTE REDUCTION
Creation of innovative designs and closure systems to increase integration throughout the supply chain in order to streamline food production and transport and significantly increase storage life substantially reducing food waste through optimised designs, simplified structures and higher recyclability rates.
• CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION
The Group has set up a Research Centre called Load Test Centre (LTC) and online monitoring system to optimise the use of plastic packaging such as stretch and shrink film. We work together with our clients on the development of optimal solutions which combine minimal usage and maximum safety through simpler structures with fewer layers, groundbreaking packaging solutions with compatibilisers and additives that allow higher recyclability rates, new design such as resealable, reusable stand-up pouches that increase product shelf life, downgauging through better resins, use of pre-stretched film with higher performance and coreless technology that reduce the use of cardboard, bioplastics that are made from renewable resources such as sugar cane, starch, corn, potato and so on. The Group has been investing in renewables for many years including hydroelectric power stations and wind farm. Therefore, there would be an opportunity for other sources of clean energy and electric vehicles.
• WATER STEWARDSHIP
Development of less water intensive packaging solutions as well as an efficient infrastructure for waste collection and recycling which will protect oceans and rivers. We support cross boundary initiatives and start-ups such as the NewLife, which aims to raise environmental awareness and invite everyone to make a positive contribution towards a cleaner and more sustainable world improving access to safe water for vulnerable communities.