Sustainability at Perlen Packaging

For Perlen Packaging and our holding CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG, sustainability and the responsible use of natural resources have always been top priorities. For 200 years we have been working continuously to improve our environmental footprint by using resources efficiently, minimising our waste and recycle it. To protect the environment, the CPH Group works continuously to reduce CO2 emissions.


As a manufacturer, we closely follow the recycling requirements for our materials. Therefore, we are working on future alternatives for blister lidding films in order to take another step towards a circular economy with single-material packaging.


As part of our company's sustainability agenda, we initiated a new comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with other common plastics. This was conducted by a third party and we are very encouraged by the outcome: Excellent environmental impact results were identified for both the production of Perlen Packaging's PVC pharmaceutical films and our PVdC coated barrier films.


The LCA information will be useful in helping our customers with relevant data to make fact-based decisions, evaluate material choices and jointly decide on feasible development projects.

Perlen Packaging wins the silver medal in the Ecovadis Sustainability Rating 2024

The requirements for sustainable corporate behaviour based on environmental, social and ethical performance are constantly growing and are now a decisive factor for future-proof companies. 


The transparency of sustainability measures is therefore more important than ever. 


As the world's largest and most reliable provider, Ecovadis carries out industry-specific sustainability ratings, in which Perlen Packaging has been participating for several years with the aim of constantly improving and developing.


The overall rating and medals awarded are based on various requirements from the areas of the environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement, which must be met.


We are proud to announce that Perlen Packaging 2024 has once again achieved the silver medal and, with this year's performance, has even made it into the top 10% of the best participants.


Next year, we aim to increase our sustainability measures even further.

Energy Management Müllheim 50001

  • 100% renewable electricity since 01.01.2018
  • Savings of approx. 6'200t CO2/year

to the ISO certificate

Renergia Perlen

  • The smart solution from the neighbourhood for Perlen Packaging Switzerland
  • The entire steam consumption for drying the coated films was supplied by the nearby Perlen cantonal  waste incineration plant
  • Switzerland's first steam-heat coupling for this kind of application
  • Financial participation by the CPH Group
  • Environmentally friendly energy
  • Independence from fossil fuels

Water consumption

  • State-of-the-art, proprietary industrial water and wastewater treatment plants in Suzhou and Perlen
  • Continuous reduction of water consumption

Member of VinylPlus

  • VinylPlus is a voluntary programme in Europe to proactively address PVC sustainability
  • Perlen Packaging is actively involved in the VinylPlus programme, which promotes PVC recycling


Official Partner Certificate 2023


Website VinylPlus


VinylPlus® PharmPack

A joint project of VinylPlus, PVC film producers and recyclers for the sustainable development of PVC pharma blister packaging


Recycling of pharmaceutical blisters


Post Industrial Recycling

Post industrial recycling

  • Post-industrial waste at our customers is recycled and used in the construction industry
  • Other alternatives are currently being investigated


Recycling of winding cores

  • Our post-industrial PVC waste is reused for our own winding cores
  • Recycling management at the Müllheim site

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