Rehau has become a member of “50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders” the UN-backed initiative aimed at drawing attention to environmental issues and giving companies a platform to showcase their commitment to an international audience.

William Christensen, CEO of the Rehau Group, explained: “As a family business, Rehau adopts a long-term approach to its responsibility towards future generations.

“To be one of the ‘50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders’ is a real incentive for our 20,000 employees to continue striving for greater sustainability and climate protection.”

Dr Veit Wagner, member of the Group’s Supervisory Board, added: “We believe in sustainability as a philosophy that is reflected in three core values: trust, reliability and innovation. We want to develop forward-looking technologies to improve lives.”

By 2025, Rehau plans to increase its recycling rate across the group to well over 15% while reducing CO2 emissions by at least 30%.

In addition to the resource-friendly manufacture of durable polymer system solutions, Rehau focuses on the high-quality processing and reuse of post-consumer and post-industrial waste materials 

The “50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders” initiative is organised by media production agency TBD Media Group in conjunction with the United Nations.