Koenig & Bauer presents Green Dot Award 2022

For the first time, Koenig & Bauer presented the Green Dot Award 2022, which was specially created by the company, at a festive event during an Executive Summit on 30 September in Würzburg.

Andres Kull, CEO of Kroonpress in Tartu, Estonia, is this year’s winner. As a leading offset printer in the Baltics, Kroonpress has developed Greenline Print, a COlabel to calculate and classify the greenhouse gas emissions of printed products over their life cycle. As a pioneer in sustainability reporting, the company, which has been certified in a variety of ways, sets annual sustainability goals and obtains 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.

Frauke Oeding-Blumenberg, Managing Director of oeding print from Braunschweig, and Fabrice Peltier, an expert in packaging eco-design from Combloux/France, completed the top three winners.

Andreas Pleßke, CEO, Koenig & Bauer, said, “From our global sales and service network we received many best-practice proposals with innovative sustainability projects from visionary leaders, which show that our industry is very committed and determined in handling this challenging future topic. It was not easy for our global leadership team to select the “Best of the Best” from these outstanding proposals.”

As one of the three pillars of the corporate strategy ‘Exceeding Print’, Koenig & Bauer drives sustainability as a special challenge of our time. One of the goals of the comprehensive roadmap is to support customers in their sustainability activities. With the Green Dot Award, Koenig & Bauer wants to honour a visionary leader with outstanding ideas who has already made innovative contributions to sustainable printing in a special way. The Green Dot winner receives €10,000 in prize money and a further €10,000 that are donated to a sustainability project of their choice.

Over 1,000 people from the Koenig & Bauer sales and service network worldwide were asked to submit best-practice examples with innovative sustainability visionary leaders. A nomination committee with team members from Corporate Strategy & Development and Corporate Responsibility evaluated the submitted proposals according to the criteria of degree of innovation, degree of sustainability and multiplier effect. The final prize was determined based on the top three via an anonymous online vote by Koenig & Bauer executives worldwide.

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