Added value for people, the environment and society
As a company operating in the agricultural sector, we know how important it is to be environmentally responsible. Sustainable entrepreneurship has always been important to Kramp, which is why we are happy to go that extra mile. Right from the start, Johan Kramp gave containers from suppliers a second life and re-used them to dispatch goods to customers. Our red return crates have since replaced this approach, but the principle remains the same.
Since 1988, we have been using our famous red return crates in many European countries. The biggest benefits are that the customer has no waste and the crates are reusable and also stackable, meaning trucks can be fully loaded. As a result, we transport less air and use the fuel required for transportation more efficiently.
Recycling is very important to us. That is why all Kramp and Gopart packaging features the Green Dot logo. This logo indicates that the product manufacturer is making a financial contribution to the separating, sorting and recycling of packaging.
We use 100% recycled paper to pack our deliveries. We then seal our pallets with thinner film by using a machine to stretch the film. This reduces waste.
Kramp supports charitable causes in several countries. We want to give something back. In the UK, for example, we sponsor the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute. This organisation supports farmers who are suffering financial hardship due to loss of income. The Kramp Run event in The Netherlands supports the Kanjers voor Kanjers foundation, which supports local child welfare projects, primarily through sports and games.
Wherever possible, we try to use green power. We also utilise geothermal energy and a hot/cold storage system instead of a traditional heating and cooling system for branches in The Netherlands and France
We want to offer opportunities within our company to people who are having difficulties entering the job market. We employ people from the Hameland social employment agency in Varsseveld. In addition, some staff members at our site are on the Dutch employment scheme for young people with disabilities (Wajong — Disablement Assistance Act for Handicapped Young Persons). We have created a familiar work space with specific tasks to accommodate these talented employees.