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IFCO’s combines its annual presence at Fruit Logistica with social engagement as part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, and once again supports the Berliner Tafel in their ‘clean up’ action.

Berlin/Pullach, February 2014 — The Fruit Logistica in Berlin, known the world around as the fruit trade’s leading fair, once again broke the record with over 2,600 exhibitors. Nearly all of the exhibitors decorate their stands with high quality fruit and vegetables.

At the close of Fruit Logistica 2014, IFCO once again provided the Berliner Tafel with both reusable containers and staff volunteers to support their now traditional ‘clean-up’ action at the trade-fair grounds. IFCO’s consignment of 2,500 ecologically-friendly ROCs (Reusable Plastic Containers) made it possible to collect and deliver, without loss of quality, 100 metric tons of food to the food bank and its associated institutions. This year 300 volunteers including those from IFCO filled the ‘green crates’ to their brims and gathered more than 20 truckloads with a wide range of fruit and vegetables.

Sabine Werth, founder and had of the Berliner Tafel, was once again delighted with the help and support provided by the WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative. “IFCO and the green crates were, this year as well, were the optimal basis for the transport of over 100 tonnes of food. We’re very thankful that IFCO gas once again supported us abundantly. It’s through companies such as IFCO that we’re in the position to master the logistical challenges at the end of Fruit Logistica, no matter what amount or variety of produce needs to be transported.” This year, for the first time and on the same weekend, it was possible to save the highly perishable food by converting it to fruit spreads, chutney and vinegar and thus use 100% of displayed at the fair.

Wolfgang Orgeldinger, the CEO of IFCO systems, confirmed support of the Berliner Tafel in the coming years. “What we started with the Berliner Tafel in 2009, be it the co-sponsoring of refrigerated van, providing both our green crates and staff volunteers, will be continued into the future. The Berliner Tafel and IFCO have been closely associated for years and we’re very pleased that, through the WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, IFCO can provide our Tafel partner a wide range of support. Hygiene and freshness are the key factor in fruit & vegetable logistics. It’s our job to guarantee this in each step of the logistical process for the Tafel, just as it is for our retail clients.

As part of the WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, IFCO has helped to finance the purchase of refrigerated vans for the food bank movement and has thus far sponsored 39 vehicles. Further, food banks around the world have been provided with more than 115,000 of IFCO’s reusable containers (RPCs) for use in transporting and storing sorely needed produce. These green crates are a hygienic and ecologically friendly alternative to one-way corrugated packaging and have been a key element in reducing the food banks waste-disposal expenses.

 

IFCO supports Food Bank in Lauterbach with vehicle sponsoring

By sponsoring a refrigerated van for the Lauterbacher Tafel (Lauterbach food bank) as part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, IFCO enables optimum transport of fresh produce.

Lauterbach/Pullach, 17.10.13 – during a celebration at the Mercedes car dealership at Umgehungsstraße 29-31, a refrigerated van was handed over to chairwoman Andrea Riedesel Freifrau zu Eisenbach and chairman Ulrich Baier, which is urgently needed for their daily work. The logistics provider IFCO, which is known for its green crates for fruit and vegetables, significantly contributed to the purchase by donating a sum of € 5,000.

"The refrigerated van is a great help for Lauterbacher Tafel. It makes it easier for us to transport fresh food quickly and in optimum quality to their destinations. Lauterbacher Tafel and the entire team are very grateful for IFCO's support", says Ulrich Baier.

Jürgen Schuler, IFCO SYSTEMS sales representative, was also pleased: "Hygiene and freshness are decisive factors in the logistics of fruit and vegetables. Both have to be guaranteed in each step of the logistic process, at the food bank level as well as for our retail customers. We are able to achieve this for the food banks by combining RPCs and refrigerated vans. We are delighted to be able to support a growing number of food banks thanks to WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY."

As part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, IFCO is committed to financing refrigerated vans for food banks and, so far, has sponsored 37 vehicles. On an international level, food banks worldwide use more than 110,000 IFCO RPCs for delivering and storing the required food. These green crates are a hygienic and environmentally friendly alternative to cardboard one-way packaging and significantly help reduce disposal costs for the food banks.

 

IFCO supports Fundación Banco de Alimentos

On August 24, 2013, IFCO Argentina once again supported the local Foodbank, the Fundación Banco de Alimentos.

For the fourth year in a row, IFCO Argentina used its logistical expertise to support the numerous volunteers who worked with the Fundación in the annual kiwi harvest.

IFCO Argentina donated more than 600 reusable crates which assured the quick and safe delivery of ten tons of kiwis to hundreds of charitable organizations which help the needy.

 

Nürnberger Land Tafel and IFCO: long-term partnership under the banner of WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY

By sponsoring refrigerated vans and RPCs for Nürnberger Land Tafel, the food bank for the Nuremberg region, as part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, IFCO enables optimum transport of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Nuremberg/Pullach, June 21, 2013—during a celebration at the Rieger Mercedes car dealership in Altdorf near Nuremberg/Feucht, a refrigerated van was handed over to Gerhard Hampl, board member of Nürnberger Land Tafel, which is urgently needed for their daily work.

“The refrigerated van is a great help for Nürnberger Land Tafel. It makes it easier for us to transport fresh food quickly and in optimum quality to their destinations. Nürnberger Land Tafel and the entire team are very grateful for WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY's support. Sponsors like IFCO lay the foundations for optimizing food bank activities. Combined with the commitment of our volunteers, they provide optimum conditions for the best support possible for those in need,” explains Gerhard Hampl.

Nürnberger Land Tafel and WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY look back on a long-term partnership, as this institution was one of the first food banks to be assisted by the initiative. “IFCO and Nürnberger Land Tafel share a special relationship, as they were one of the first food banks to use our environmentally friendly RPCs,” recalls Robert Högl, IFCO sales representative, when looking back to the early days of WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY. “I am continually amazed by the growth in size and influence the initiative has achieved: from the first 100 green crates to more than 100,000 RPCs today plus 37 refrigerated vans—that is admirable. We will strive to keep driving the initiative in the future.”

As part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, IFCO is committed to financing refrigerated vans for food banks and, so far, has sponsored 36 vehicles. On an international level, food banks worldwide use more than 100,000 IFCO RPCs for delivering and storing the required food. These green crates are a hygienic and environmentally friendly alternative to cardboard one-way packaging and significantly help reduce disposal costs for the food banks.

 

IFCO SYSTEMS ESPAÑA supports Food Bank in Asturia

Oviedo, May 22, 2013—IFCO SYSTEMS has decided to support the Food Bank in Asturia through the free provision of RPCs (Reusable Plastic Containers).

These are used both for the collection and distribution of food, and help to improve packaging and transportation processes considerably. Thanks to RPCs, no single-use packages are utilized which harm the environment and are difficult to recycle. The socially responsible and charitable collaboration between IFCO and the Food Bank in Asturia facilitates all operations regarding collection of food from various supporting partners and delivery to different charitable organizations.


In addition to the above mentioned benefits of the RPCs, the containers are easy to handle and stack, reducing storage space and providing more convenience, speed and safety in the collection of food during the “Kilo” initiatives. The Foundation of the Food Bank in Asturia expresses its gratitude to IFCO SYSTEMS for this socially responsible initiative which supports its efforts with charitable organizations that care for the poor.


IFCO SYSTEMS embraces their decision on collaboration as an integral part of their initiative for Corporate Social Responsibility, "WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY”, which supports food banks and other charitable organizations world-wide.

 
IFCO’s combines its annual presence at Fruit Logistica with social engagement as part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, and once again supports the Berliner Tafel in their ‘clean up’ action.

IFCO’s combines its annual presence at Fruit Logistica with social engagement as part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, and once again supports the Berliner Tafel in their ‘clean up’ action.

IFCO supports Food Bank in Lauterbach with vehicle sponsoring

IFCO supports Food Bank in Lauterbach with vehicle sponsoring

IFCO supports Fundación Banco de Alimentos

IFCO supports Fundación Banco de Alimentos

Nürnberger Land Tafel and IFCO: long-term partnership under the banner of WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY

Nürnberger Land Tafel and IFCO: long-term partnership under the banner of WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY

IFCO SYSTEMS ESPAÑA supports Food Bank in Asturia

IFCO SYSTEMS ESPAÑA supports Food Bank in Asturia

IFCO supports the Munich Food Bank

IFCO supports the Munich Food Bank

IFCO Backs Feeding America San Diego Hunger Relief Initiatives with Reusable Plastic Containers

IFCO Backs Feeding America San Diego Hunger Relief Initiatives with Reusable Plastic Containers

IFCO supports the Banco Alimentare

IFCO supports the Banco Alimentare

IFCO’s Andy Beeching runs the Cambridge half marathon for the benefit of the Tower Hamlets Foodbank

IFCO’s Andy Beeching runs the Cambridge half marathon for the benefit of the Tower Hamlets Foodbank

€ 20,000 in donations for the Food Bank Berlin

€ 20,000 in donations for the Food Bank Berlin

IFCO supports the Tower Hamlets Foodbank

IFCO supports the Tower Hamlets Foodbank

IFCO sponsors the first cooling van for Spanish food bank Banco de Alimentos in Madrid

IFCO sponsors the first cooling van for Spanish food bank Banco de Alimentos in Madrid

IFCO Supports Foodshare with Reusable Plastic Containers

IFCO Supports Foodshare with Reusable Plastic Containers

IFCO enables the Wiener Tafel’s environmentally friendly transport of frozen food

IFCO enables the Wiener Tafel’s environmentally friendly transport of frozen food

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Second Annual IFCO Charity Golf Invitational Supports National and Local Charities

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IFCO Supports North Texas Food Bank at United Fresh 2012

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Behind the Curtain at Fruit Logistica

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The Collaboration of IFCO Systems Spain and the Food Bank of Madrid

The Collaboration of IFCO Systems Spain and the Food Bank of Madrid

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The "Green" Food Collection of the French Food Bank

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Berliner Morgenpost

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IFCO Partners with Forgotten Harvest in Fight Against Hunger

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IFCO supports Ryan Palmer Foundation

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IFCO expands its Food Bank support

IFCO sponsoring delights at the 2011 Tafel Federal Congress in Kassel

IFCO sponsoring delights at the 2011 Tafel Federal Congress in Kassel

2011 IFCO Charity Golf Invitational

2011 IFCO Charity Golf Invitational

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Michelle Obama supports trend towards healthy nutrition

IFCO RPCs win Responsible Packaging Award for ecologically and socially responsible packaging innovation

IFCO RPCs win Responsible Packaging Award for ecologically and socially responsible packaging innovation

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California Food Banks' Farm to Family Program

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IFCO supports vocational training center for the handicapped in Austria