Knoll Packaging Celebrates a Year Shining Together
Knoll Packaging looks back at an extraordinary year together
December 9, 2021
2021 was a remarkable year for sustainable packaging innovation and leadership in sustainability. Thank you to all of our partners for helping to drive the entire industry forward and setting a new standard for luxury sustainable packaging. The Knoll team looks forward to shining together in 2022!
2021 has been an extraordinary year for sustainable packaging innovation and leadership achievements in the global sustainability movement. We’re thrilled to share some highlights from this year with you.
Knoll Ecoform® is recyclable (CEREC EN643 Norm), biodegradable and FSC®-certified. The sustainable packaging is made from bamboo, wood and sugar cane fibers, which can be used as an alternative to thermoformed plastic platforms or as a 100% pulp packaging solution. It can also be molded, cut to order and color matched. Discover this year’s molded pulp innovations.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the N°5 perfume, Chanel partnered with Knoll Packaging to reinvent its packaging with a 100% Knoll Ecoform® pulp clamshell. The material was chosen for its sustainable benefits, design qualities and ability to be perfectly formed to recreate the iconic N°5 perfume bottle.
Knoll Ecoform® Chanel Advent Calendar
To celebrate the holiday season in the 100th anniversary year of its Chanel N°5 fragrance, Chanel partnered with Knoll Packaging to create its first advent calendar. The exterior of the advent calendar is Knoll Ecoform® pulp, which was chosen for its sustainability benefits, design qualities, and ability to be perfectly formed to recreate the iconic N°5 perfume bottle. This unconventional calendar is filled with 27 boxes, numbered from 5 to 31, celebrating the Number 5 perfume and Chanel's address at 31 rue Cambon in Paris.
Our creative and engineering teams are always developing new ways to implement the material for the cosmetics and wine and spirits industries. Let us know if you have a concept in mind, and we’ll help bring it to life.
This year the patent-pending KnollLuxe® Premium Board Platform was introduced with Tom Ford holiday. The hundred percent FSC® paper and board platform solution features all finished edges and cavities to hold the product. The prestigious platforms can be seamlessly wrapped for decoration and has the most upscale appearance. This new design is a wonderful solution for EVA and plastic platforms that still maintains a luxury effect.
Leadership in Sustainability
Knoll took many measures to reduce our C02 output in 2021, including size and weight reduction of packaging, implementing sustainable products like Knoll Ecoform® that require less C02 during production, and offering alternative transportation methods for shipping goods.Through this global effort, and with Knoll's partnership to plant trees in Jubilación Segura, Peru with Pur Projet, we've been able to offset our global C02 output for 2021.
Knoll is always looking for ways to have a positive impact in our local communities and to support organizations that are important to our teams. Each of Knoll's global offices have partnered with a charity to support this year. Learn more about these incredible organizations.
Operation Help A Hero is dedicated to the well-being and care of American military members. Their programs support military units and families as they prepare for separation, while they endure the challenges of deployment, and as they transition back to the US. Their projects uplift our military heroes and send a clear message of support to their entire family. Operation Help A Hero connects communities with service members and provides real opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those who serve our country.
Chance 4 All supports kids who are out of the schooling system in Zambia. Through an ongoing collaboration, these children are enrolled into school and then mentored as they continue their education. Gaining access to education and food are so incredibly important, and Chance 4 All has done an amazing job with their efforts.
Crossroads Foundation is a Hong Kong based, non-profit organisation serving global need. They believe that, in a broken world that sees too much suffering, we should do all we can to link those who are in need with those who can provide help. So, they provide an intersection, literally a crossroads, to bring both together.
Since launching Knoll Social Responsibility (KSR) in 2018, we’ve made large steps to reduce our impact on the environment and eliminate plastics. It was an honor this year to receive Best CSR Initiatives for our Material Consumption Database. The objective of the database is to understand the material used in Knoll Packaging’s products, overall consumption, and supply chain beyond tier 1, and to identify areas of improvement on both the product level and supply chain level. Through this type of data collection, and by driving innovation through our brands, Knoll was 99% plastic-free in 2021.
Knoll has been named a Global Compact LEAD company for its high engagement in the United Nations Global Compact and commitment to the Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Knoll is the only SME in the packaging industry that is part of Global Compact LEAD in 2021.
Knoll is committed to use only FSC®-Certified materials and in 2021 received FSC® Chain-of-Custody Certification (FSC® C163354) from the Forest Stewardship Council®. Knoll can label products with the FSC® brand and ensure materials are responsibly sourced.
We were also honored to receive EcoVadis Gold, which places Knoll in the top 4% for sustainability, as assessed by their team. We value metrics in validating sustainable business practices. For this reason, we deeply value EcoVadis and its ability to provide our company and industry benchmarks to achieve. Over the last year, we have seen a tremendous amount of implementation and success with our CSR initiatives, so it is an honor to advance to the Gold ranking. As EcoVadis continues to increase their own standards each year, so do we, and we are thrilled to now be ranked in the top 96th percentile.
Thank you for celebrating this year with us. We wish you joy and peace this Holiday Season