For Gabriel-Chemie as a company in the plastics industry, sustainability is an important aspect. Our corporate vision is based on the interplay of our commitment to sustainability, our history as a family business and our investment in innovation.
Where possible, we focus on European providers in order to keep the transport paths short and increase regional added value. But our non-European suppliers are also firm partners with whom we have been working for many years and their attitudes and working conditions are in line with our corporate governance.
Our main goal is the lasting continuation of the company. The company’s focus is on continuance and security, so that the innovative spirit of our founder, Josef Houska, will continue to live on in the future and inspire many generations to come.
We are committed to ensuring that with every new generation, the company will be passed on in a batter state than before.
The focus remains locked on the spirit of family and togetherness. For we can only achieve our goals when we work together!
Our Gabriel-Chemie family is a team that respects each other, trusts each other, goes through ups and downs together and works together in a solution-oriented manner. We always support the development of all our employees and give them the opportunity to learn.
Be it employees, customers, suppliers, the environment or society, we focus on partners who share our values. We listen and understand the needs of our customers. Together we develop innovative, sustainable and reliable products & solutions.
Our actions and decisions are equally balanced economically, ecologically and socially. We want to proactively shape the future, develop solutions that benefit society and limit activities that harm the environment. This allows us to become part of a positive change in society and contribute to increasing the value of plastic.
We are curious and consciously leave our comfort zone. We always find new ways and think outside the box. Digital transformation is one of our most important topics for the future, as it shall ensure that our available resources are used optimally for the company.
"Plastic is a very sustainable material. A modern, safe life without plastic would be hard to imagine. We need to learn to rethink how we responsibly manage all of our resources in the future. Each material has its advantages and justifications, we must choose the one that causes the least harm throughout its life cycle."
- Stefanie Sommer
Chief Strategy & Sustainability Office
Recyclability, circular economy and smart plastics are not buzzwords, but projects that we are working on further developing with our partners.
For some time now, Gabriel-Chemie has been working on the reduction of virgin materials, i.e. the native fossil raw materials used in plastics and masterbatch processing. With the first variegated masterbatch offer made from post consumer recycled polypropylene, a leading product is presented to the market. Our suppliers make their products from post-consumer waste such as the yellow bag, which serves as the base material. Recreating a large variety of colours is already possible. Brighter colours and special effect colours can be realised according to the customer's wishes and needs.
This makes Gabriel-Chemie one of the very first, direct contacts for sustainable customer requirements in the recycled colour segment.