An important component of UHU's sustainability strategy is the introduction of the UHU stic ReNATURE and the UHU Twist & Glue ReNATURE - quality adhesives in packaging made from renewable materials. Through the replacement of petroleum-based raw materials with bio-plastics made from sugar cane, CO2 emissions can be reduced by 46% and fossil resources can be conserved 48% in the case of UHU stic ReNATURE, 45% in the case of UHU Twist & Glue ReNATURE. In the case of UHU stic ReNATURE, an adhesive made from 98% natural ingredients is used.
Green Brand Label
The UHU stic ReNATURE and the UHU Twist & Glue ReNATURE were the first adhesive products to be officially awarded the Green Brand Label 2016/2017. The international Green Brands Organisation honours environmentally sustainable brands, products and companies that have adopted a responsible and environmentally-friendly management approach. Supported by independnet sustainability institutions and societies such as SERI (Sustainable Europe Research Institute) and ALLPLAN (society for energy and environmental management), the UHU stic ReNATURE was awarded a prize by the Green Brands Organisation for the protection of the environment and for the preservation of scarce fossil resources.
The Austrian EcoLabel
As the first adhesive to receive the honour, the UHU stic ReNATURE has received the Austrian eco label for products, which is officially awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. The Austrian eco label is only awarded to products that fulfill comprehensive environmental criteria, which is checked and confirmed by an independent adjudicator.
The new UHU stic ReNATURE was selected as the PBS Product of the Year 2014 by the Association of the Paper, Office Supplies and Stationery Industry, within the sustainability category. The new UHU stic ReNATURE impressed the panel in particular on account of its pioneering use of sustainable raw materials and the associated preservation of natural resources and the environment.
European Bioplastics Award
In 2014, UHU stic ReNATURE was nominated as one of the Top 5 bioplastic innovations for the European Bioplastics Award. The prize honour the innovation, success and performance of manufacturers, processing companies and customers in the area of bioplastics. The winning innovations were selected by an independent panel from the press industry, academia and from associations from Europe, Asia and America, based on criteria such as innovative strength, novelty value, quality, customer service and potential benefit to the bioplastics industry.