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Sustainability at Faubel: digitized processes and recycled paper

Proofreader Theresa Eckert is checking whether proof copies and artwork meet all customer requirements.

Digitization is also gaining ground at Faubel. However, some documents still need to be printed on paper.

"We need new printer paper." Nowadays, this phrase rarely echoes in the corridors of Faubel’s Melsungen headquarters. In recent years, the digitization of internal processes has progressed to such an extent that fewer and fewer documents need to be printed. One team that has not yet been able to completely do entirely without print is the Label Design Clinical Trial Supply department.

Sustainable alternative

The department designs labels for IMPs in clinical trials. "Most of our documentation is digitized, but unfortunately, not all of it," explains proofreader Theresa Eckert. We used to print out the necessary documents on conventionally produced paper. "I often asked myself whether a sustainable alternative might not be a good option for many documents." Thanks to Theresa Eckert's initiative, Faubel now also uses recycled paper. This paper is made from 100 percent waste paper with no addition of chlorine or other chlorine-based bleaching agents. It is, therefore, the most environmentally friendly type of paper, which is why it was awarded the Blue Angel (Germany's ecolabel)and the EU Ecolabel. "I was pleasantly surprised: The days when recycled paper was only available in brown or gray are over. Nowadays, environmentally friendly print products can compete with conventional products in terms of paper and color quality", Eckert added.

Using resources responsibly is firmly anchored in Faubel's corporate culture and is promoted through various measures, such as using recycled paper. You can read about Faubel's measures to enhance sustainability and environmental protection here.

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