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IFCO Systems Celebrates 30 Years of Success in the Circular Economy

IFCO Systems Celebrates 30 Years of Success in the Circular Economy



MUNICH, GERMANY - For three decades now, IFCO Systems has utilized its expertise and innovation to reduce waste and generate supply chain efficiencies for fresh suppliers. Thirty years later, the company’s RPCs are used in approximately 2 billion shipments of fresh food a year.

With its original debut, IFCO challenged the linear economy with its IFCO SmartCycle™, providing an outstanding example of a circular economy business model based on the principle of share-reuse-recycle, a press release explained.

IFCO Systems has utilized its expertise and innovation to reduce waste and generate supply chain efficiencies for fresh suppliers for 30 years, and its RPCs are now used in approximately 2 billion shipments of fresh food a year

The RPC supplier recently highlighted its progress toward its ambitious “Thriving in the Circular Economy” environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy with the release of its 2022 ESG Report, “30 Years of Thriving Circularity.”

Some of the notable successes achieved across the company’s business, planet, and social-focused pillars of its ESG strategy include:

  • releasing innovative new products
  • converting to renewable energy
  • substantially reducing landfill waste
  • continuing a perfect food safety record
  • forming partnerships with food banks

The RPC supplier recently highlighted its progress toward its ambitious “Thriving in the Circular Economy” strategy with the release of its 2022 ESG Report, “30 Years of Thriving Circularity”

The provider will push forward in this aggressive strategy as it looks to continue fulfilling its promise of making the fresh grocery supply chain more sustainable.

Click here to download the full ESG report.

Congratulations to IFCO on this exciting milestone and its success in transforming the fresh industry!

IFCO Systems



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IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging options for fresh foods, serving customers in 50+ countries....