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Meet our people

What kp stands for as a sustainable packaging company

Who we are

What we want our employees to say and do

We’re a dynamic company constantly in motion.
We stay goal focused to grow our business, knowing our success is founded on our employees’ contribution. We fully encourage and support our people to strive for constant improvement.
“I want to excel in my work and career, so I’m always looking to carry out my role in a smarter and better way than I did the day before.”
We put our customers first.
Our customers inspire us. We exist to help solve their challenges and serve their needs quickly and efficiently. This is only possible with a trusting, open and diverse workplace where every person is able to thrive and succeed.
“When I come to work, I use 100% of my abilities and passion to deliver results I can be proud of. I feel empowered to speak up and contribute positively.”
We innovate to create sustainable solutions.
We consider sustainability in everything we do. We are serious about addressing global issues like food waste and delivery of safe medication. We are committed to help build a more efficient circular economy while maintaining our environment.
“I share kp’s vision for a more sustainable, waste-free future and I’m proud to contribute to important environmental goals that we all share.”
Established over 55 years ago in Montabaur, Germany, Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) is a plastics manufacturer of food packaging, pharmaceutical and medical device films, and a wide range of specialty products, and our purpose is to deliver the sustainable protection of everyday needs. Learn more about us.

Are you looking to join an established yet innovative business to identify and accelerate sustainable packaging solutions? Are you excited to work on, and improve, kp’s processes and product portfolio, as well as advancing your career? kp may be the perfect fit for you.

Our work is constantly evolving in new and exciting ways. As a global business, our employees have plenty of international opportunities for development. Our environments offer opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

ESG Industry Top Rated

As of November 2022, kp was ranked in the top 3 out of 99 companies assessed in the Containers and Packaging sector. Sustainalytics’ analysis showed that we have a low exposure to material ESG issues and have strong management for how well we manage these risks.

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ESG Industry Top Rated

ESG Industry Top Rated

Our culture and values

Our core behaviours of focus, accountability, respect and urgency together with our core values, ​​create our culture.


We do not want anybody to be hurt at kp, or on the way to, or from work, so we create a safe working environment and follow all safety rules.


We all work together towards our common objectives, because a team will be more successful than one person working alone.


We are an environmentally and socially responsible organisation, delivering protective products to meet the needs of people today and for tomorrow.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

shutterstock_1233219595_sOur vision is to have a kp culture where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered to contribute their unique backgrounds, perspectives, talents and experiences to reach their full potential.
We are aiming to support a diverse and inclusive workplace and leverage the value of diversity & inclusion to make kp a stronger business, in line with our ethical standards and company values.
The representation of women in management and senior leadership positions, as well as their representation in the Executive team is important to us.
At kp we value diversity, and women are recognised as being key contributors to the potential success of our business. This is a clear business imperative and forms a key part of our ESG strategy, and is further linked to our debt refinancing. Fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of kp matters to us, which is why we recently set up our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, a company-wide, global effort to support a diverse and inclusive workplace. One of the most visible, although by no means only, outcomes of this effort, will be a significant increase in gender diversity at management levels. To help make that happen, we will educate, promote and encourage diversity and inclusion, while advocating for the business benefits and raising awareness of the issue.

Our DE&I networks and sponsorships

- Meat Business WomenMBW_master_logo_As 
Meat Business Women was founded in 2015 by Laura Ryan and Pamela Brook. Having worked in the meat industry for more than a decade, Laura was struck by the limited number of females in the
industry, and at board level in particular. Along with Pamela, she launched the professional networking group to help promote the meat sector as a positive career choice for women.
Working with territory partners, Meat Business Women holds events across the UK & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand. Meat Business Women was recently recognised by the United Nations, where Laura delivered a presentation on the contribution that Meat Business Women makes to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Learn more about Meat Business Women on Our Story - Meat Business Women

Legal statements

The following statements apply to all job descriptions:

Equal Opportunity Statement

At kp, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is vital to our global success. We welcome applicants from all identities, ideas, perspectives and experiences and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We aim to create an inclusive culture where our employees feel empowered to play to their strengths and see themselves reflected in the organisation without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual preference, marital status, or inclusion in any other protected class.

The Physical Demands Statement on each job description

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Work Environment Statement on each job description

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting

UK Gender Pay Gap Report 2022UK Gender Pay Gap Report 2021/2020/2019
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