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Sustainability Report 2023

We continued to drive our customers’ conversion from single-use plastic products to biodegradable moulded fibre packaging.

ESG in the Value Chain

We have entered into a project by the Confederation of Danish Industry and the Danish Industry Foundation to strengthen our work with sustainability and our environmental, social and governance responsibility across our entire value chain.

Competence Centre

In 2023, we established an technology competence centre in Kolding, Denmark, where a dedicated team will be working on designing efficient technology solutions for reducing energy consumption and related CO₂e emissions at our plants.

Validation of The Science Based Targets

Our near-term Scope 1 and 2 CO₂e emission reduction target has been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).


Our Sustainability Approach

For more than 100 years, recycled paper - a biodegradable material - has always been the primary raw material for our moulded fibre packaging.

Our production process requires energy for drying and handling the formed material, and we are strongly committed to reducing our CO2e emissions steered by our commitment to the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi).

While we are working intensively with all aspects of sustainability, ensuring a safe work environment and upholding human rights take priority at our facilities.

Turning waste into worth
For decades, our business has been based on recycling waste paper into biodegradable packaging products. As we align with the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi), our intensified focus on reducing carbon emissions goes hand in hand with our profound commitment to environmental stewardship, human rights, and workplace safety. We have also embarked on a comprehensive journey to assess our impact across the entire value chain, aiming to extend our high safety standards and improve our social impact.

Torben Rosenkrantz-Theil, CEO

Sustainability Highlights 2023

Our Environmental Responsibility

We proactively protect, respect, and safeguard the environment and climate in our daily business activities and we strive to develop more energy-efficient production methods and products.

Our Social Responsibility

We are committed to the UN Global Compact’s principles on human and labour rights. We want to ensure safe and healthy work conditions for our workers and strive to leave a positive impact on people across our value chain. 

Our Governance Responsibility

Being credible, responsible, and accurate guides us in our ethical behaviour.




Sustainable Development Goals

We are committed to the UN Global Compact and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The goals we prioritise

Hartmann focuses on six specific goals that we are particularly well-positioned to contribute to due to the nature of our business activities: 

  • SDG 5  | Gender equality
  • SDG 6  | Clean water and sanitation
  • SDG 8  | Decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 12 | Responsible consumption and products
  • SDG 13 | Climate action
  • SDG 14 | Life below water

 Click here to learn how we work with the prioritised SDG goals.

Sustainability Reports and Policies

Year Report
2023 Download
2022 Download
2021 Download
Year Reports
2020 Download
2019 Download
2018 Download
2017 Download
2016 Download
2015 Download
2014 Download
2013 Download
2012 Download
2011 Download
2010 Download
Anti Bribery and Corruption  Download
Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Vendors Download
Data Ethics Download
Diversity Download
Social Responsibility  Download
Tax  Download

Most of our policies are available in more languages. Please go to the Governance page to find the different versions. 

Contact a Hartmann Specialist
Please contact us if you would like to know more about our approach to sustainability and our formal commitments.

Natalie Swanson

Marketing and Sustainability Manager

Mobile 573 578 0110