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.
*In comparison to a standard UHU stic or a traditional UHU twist & glue bottle, as an average over the entire lifecycle (calculated by denkstatt/Vienna, April 2013 and June 2014).
Green Brand Label
Our ReNATURE product range has repetitively been awarded as Green Brand and officially decorated with the corresponding Green Brand label.
Nordic Swan Label
UHU stic ReNATURE has been rewarded with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in April 2021. Besides the UHU twist&glue ReNATURE, that has been already decorated with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in 2015, it is now the second product of UHU that has obtained the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel works to reduce the environmental impact from the production and consumption of goods - and to make it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.
The UHU ReNATURE range shows that even small products can make a big contribution to protecting the environment and conserving 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.
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.