Donating reusable crates and co-financing of refrigerated vehicles

IFCO donates environmentally friendly RPCs worldwide

Since the inception of its food support initiative in 2009, IFCO SYSTEMS, the world leader in reusable packaging solutions, has donated more than 280,000 RPCs (Reusable Plastic Containers) to Food Banks. In addition to this, the company supports the Food Banks through the voluntary work of IFCO staff and the co-financing of refrigerated vehicles.

Improvement of the value chain
"A better supply chain benefits everyone. That's why we're supporting Food Banks around the world with our reusable plastic crates (RPCs) to improve their supply chain processes. This enables them to perform their mission optimally every day, while at the same time reducing waste," says Wolfgang Orgeldinger, CEO of IFCO SYSTEMS. "We are delighted to support the Food Banks in their work to provide food to those in need. Since we started our initiative in 2009, we have not only provided thousands of RPCs, but also donated money, co-funded dozens of refrigerated trucks, and done hundreds of volunteer hours to fight global hunger. "

Donations in Germany and Austria
As a global leader, IFCO supports activities in various countries around the world. IFCO Germany provided 46 Food Banks with RPCs in Germany in 2018. In total, IFCO supported a total of 152 German Food Banks by the end of 2018. The free provision of about 16,000 RPCs per year contributes to the process optimization of the institutions and significantly reduces the amount of waste. The disposal costs for disposable packaging are also saved. Thanks to the contractual cooperation with Tafel e.V.,  4 more Food Banks were supported in the financing of refrigerated vehicles, so that the total number of sponsored transporters in Germany has risen to 62 since the initiative was launched in 2009.

IFCO Austria donated more than 1,800 RPCs to the Food Banks in Wels, Vienna and Eugendorf. Some additional boxes were used during the Radish Festival, which is celebrated every year in April, when the first radish of the year is harvested in Hall.

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