Vision and Corporate Philosophy
40 years Rapunzel - 40 years organic movement
Fairy tale wedding: Zwergenwiese and Rapunzel
Environmental declaration and EMAS-certificate
Fair value-added chain
Impressions from the Turkey Project
Rapunzel Turkey with a new outfit
Rapunzel guarantees ...
Partners and products
HAND IN HAND-Fair-Trade-Program
HAND IN HAND fair trade
HAND IN HAND criteria
HAND IN HAND-Partner
HAND IN HAND-Fund
HAND IN HAND-FUND Overview
Exemplary Projects in Details
Kisanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Electric Fence, Malawi
Nature’s Treasure Chest, Madagascar
Protection of Rhinoceroses, South Africa
Fishing without Dynamite, Cambodia
Tibet - Surviving after the Earthquake
Clean Drinking Water, India
Vegetables in the Desert, Pakistan
New Forest, Philippines
Forest at the Source of the Rio Nosara, Costa Rica
On the Nut Trail, Brazil
Bolivia - The True Gold of the Incas
Dolphins off the Coast of Paracas, Peru
Hekima, a Success Story
A School for the Future of Africa
ORGANIC QUALITY SINCE 1974
Special Rapunzel quality
Agricultural poisons? No thanks!
Fair organic palm oil
Rapunzel among the forerunners for sustainable palm oil
Palm oil: pros and cons
The Legau Declaration
In situ in Ecuador
Important questions and answers
Information on GMO
NEW organic products
Antipasti & spice pastes
Grains and grain products
bioSnacky sprouts equipment
Coffee, cocoa and instant beverages
Nibbles and snacks
Muesli and Porridge
Noodles and Pasta
Oils, fat and vinegar
Tomato products and sauces
Wine and Prosecco
Seasoning, salts, soups, spices
Ingredients and processing
Veggie 4 Kids
Do it yourself ice-cream
Cake and Pastries
Delicious for on the Road
Snacks and Nibbles
Green logistics at Rapunzel Naturkost
Sustainable also behind the scenes: shipping and transport packaging for nut creams and other Rapunzel products
Fair value-added chain
Rapunzel has been optimizing sustainable and resource-conserving logistics for many years. Like organic cultivation or environmentally-friendly product packagings, the logistic services are an important aspect of a sustainable company orientation. Time to take a closer look at Rapunzel logistics!
Compensation for a healthy climate
Emissions that are produced through parcel shipping with GLS or DHL (Rapunzel's uses DHL for the shipping of webshop orders) get compensated by the shipping companies, for example through reforestation or the support of environmental projects. The result:
100 percent climate-neutral shipment.
And how are the raw materials from around the world transported to Rapunzel? Goods from countries outside Europe are carried by ship which is the most efficient and therefore most sustainable way. Once they have arrived in Germany, the raw materials are transported by rail to container terminals in Southern Germany.
Green packaged goods
Sustainable logistics: shipping and shipping packaging at Rapunzel Naturkost GmbH
Through the minimization of covering foils and adhesive tape as well as through the optimization of foil thickness and the pallet film-wrapping we were able to conserve almost seven tons of plastic foil in 2019!
Our latest achievement:
thanks to the incorporation of bent edges in the packaging boards the package sizes can be varied and a lot of fill material (naturally recycled paper!) and space in the transport trucks can be saved. This means: less material to be discarded. By the way: cardboards, envelopes and adhesive tape are all made from the same raw material.
All signs are set to 'green'
Green logistics is a permanent, never-ending task. At the moment, we are testing if cover sheets made of recycled paper can replace the covering foils of the Euro pallets. The entire electricity demand of the new Rapunzel logistics center in Bad Grönenbach shall be covered with photovoltaics and a thermal power plant. Aerated concrete, a natural building material, will be used for the outer shell of the new building. The aerated concrete will ensure a constant interior climate.
Rapunzel would also be delighted if the rail infrastructure would be expanded, because directly behind the logistics center are old, no longer used railroad tracks. If the tracks could be repaired, maybe Joseph Wilhelm himself might receive the first delivery there for old times' sake. At Rapunzel, we are constantly checking our processes in order to improve their sustainability and eco-friendliness. We will keep you posted on new developments!
Rapunzel favors renewably generated heat and electricity - our goal is to completely do without fossil fuels. A woodchip heating plant supplies the heat for our production plant. The wood waste for the biomass heating plant comes from regional forest tending and thinning measures. While the electric power is supplied 100 percent by 'Naturstrom' hydroelectric power, the gas supply for our two thermal power plants was completely converted to eco-gas. The eco-gas is produced from 100 percent sugar beet waste material.
Rapunzel uses both, the renewable electric energy and the waste heat. In 2019, the use of waste heat conserved approximately 420 tons of CO2 emissions. Additionally, Rapunzel also produces electricity with photovoltaic plants. At Rapunzel premises, the entire roof area was equipped with photovoltaic cells. Through the use of eco-gas and solar energy we could generate nearly 66 percent of our entire power consumption in 2019.
HAND IN HAND
Fair trade and organic farming are central for Rapunzel
We distribute our products around the world - our local partners are happy to help you.
No organic store in your neighborhood? Order directly in the Rapunzel webshop.
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