The Lean & Green Management Award has been awarded annually since 2012. It is an opportunity for “Companies with 150 or more employees to obtain a sustainability and lean management rating and to learn from the best.” The Technical University of Munich and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt provide scientific analyses for the award. An independent jury of representatives from science/technology, business, and media examines candidates in three-hour assessments, supported by management consultancy T&O ( The analysis also draws on answers provided by the participating enterprises to questions about their sustainability and lean management strategies.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have won the special award for Excellent Strategy Implementation this year. The prize confirms that we’re on the right track with our sustainable efficiency strategy. It boosts our motivation to achieve even more improvements along the entire value chain,” said Tharcisse Carl during the awards ceremony on October 19, which this year took place at DMG MORI in Pfronten.

The goal of SÜDPACK’s sustainable efficiency policy is the continuous optimization of both ecological and business efficiency. The strategy creates a framework for closed-loop systems, climate protection, and social responsibility. Tharcisse Carl emphasized that “Lean production, sustainable products and processes, and responsible use of our resources have always been priorities at SÜDPACK.”

Lean management is a key component of the concept. The successful application of lean methods and tools, such as policy deployment, shopfloor management, PMO (project management office) as well as Six Sigma, means the company can define and effectively pursue goals in every category.



SÜDPACK is a leading manufacturer of high-tech films and packaging materials for the food, non-food, and medical product industries. Our solutions ensure maximum product protection as well as additional pioneering features with minimum material input.

The family business, which was founded by Alfred Remmele in 1964, is headquartered in Ochsenhausen. The production sites in Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the USA are equipped with the latest plant technology and manufacture to the highest standards, including the capacity to operate under clean room conditions. The global sales and service network ensures a high degree of proximity to the customer and comprehensive application technology support in more than 70 countries.

With its state-of-the-art Development and Application Center at its headquarters in Ochsenhausen, the innovation-oriented company offers its customers an optimal platform for carrying out application tests and for developing individual and tailor-made solutions.

SÜDPACK is committed to sustainable development and fulfills its responsibility as an employer and towards society, the environment, and its customers by developing packaging solutions that are highly efficient and sustainable.


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Cordula Schmidt / Corporate Communications
Jägerstrasse 23 
D-88416 Ochsenhausen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7352 925 – 1869



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