Thimm joins Science Based Targets initiative and strengthens contribution to climate protection

31.03.2022 The packaging and display manufacturer Thimm has signed the Commitment Letter of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and thereby commits to ambitious climate targets. For this purpose, emissions are also determined and potential savings identified at the Christiansen Print business unit based in Ilsenburg. By joining, the company is strengthening its contribution to climate protection and underlining its commitment to sustainable business.

Kornelius Thimm, CEO of Thimm, emphasises the importance of this decision: "As a responsible family business, we have a clear position: we want to make our contribution to climate protection and take responsibility for our environment. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that Thimm has officially joined the SBTi!"

The SBTi is a cooperation between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The initiative offers companies a science-based methodology for setting their own climate targets. These science-based targets show companies how much and how fast they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to minimise the impact of climate change.

By becoming a member, Thimm including Christiansen Print is joining an international community of companies committed to climate protection. "The next step for us is to define concrete climate targets for our company, which will then be validated by SBTi," explains Kornelius Thimm. "For our customers, our membership means that we develop comprehensive targets and measures that reduce emissions along our entire value chain. This distinguishes us as a responsible partner."


Christiansen Print, a business unit of Thimm, is the European market leader in flexographic and digital roll pre-printing. The business unit prints paper rolls using the latest digital printing and flexographic printing processes for corrugated board manufacturers and the branded goods industry. From three locations in central Europe, Christiansen Print thus supplies well-known companies with preprint for packaging, displays and other industrial applications. The company employs almost 100 people at its Ilsenburg site.


About Thimm

The Thimm Group is a leading solutions provider for the packaging and distribution of goods. Its solutions portfolio includes corrugated cardboard transportation and sales packaging, high-quality promotional displays, packaging systems combining a range of materials, and print products for further industrial processing. Through its innovative and sustainable solutions Thimm helps its customers to differentiate and individualise themselves in the market. To this end, in its sustainability vision for 2030, the family business anticipates economic, environmental and social challenges in advance and solves them. Thimm Group's aspiration is to always offer customers the best solution. This strong customer focus drives the innovation and the pioneering spirit of the company. Therefore, there is consistent investment in expanding the company’s market presence and in future-oriented technologies. Founded in 1949, the family business currently has more than 3,600 employees at 21 sites in Germany, France, Poland, Romania and Czech Republic and generated annual revenues of around EUR 698 million in 2021. For more information visit