Environment & Climate
The protection of the environment is our highest priority. We promote new solutions for sustainable development and make a valuable contribution to the conservation of natural resources. This includes all the activities of our company - along the entire value chain.
Environmental protection from the factory
All surface finishing processes inevitably require the use of primary energy, consumables and water. Conserving natural resources has, therefore, been an integral part of our corporate philosophy ever since our company was founded. We are constantly optimising and monitoring our systems as well as the downstream environmental technology (exhaust air, waste, sewage). A functional hazardous substance management system also ensures our products comply with REACH, RoHS, WEEE and EoLV requirements. Since 2011, we have been producing using only “100% green electricity” from purely renewable energy sources. Our environmental management system is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001:2015, and our energy management system is certified in accordance with ISO 50001:2011.
Recycling from the start
Aluminium is perfectly suited to recycling. Because of this, our aluminium products are not only made of up to 90% recycled material (depending on the desired surface quality) but can also be recycled with virtually no losses at the end of their life.
This has both economic and ecological benefits: producing recycled aluminium takes up to 95% less energy, generates fewer emissions and helps protect natural bauxite reserves.
Protecting the planet is one of the biggest challenges of our times. In light of this, we see it as our duty as a company to do everything we can to help ensure that international climate change targets are met. We had our CO2 emissions at the Ennepetal site and the product-related emissions of the automotive branch measured and will be compensating for these with carbon offsetting certificates in accordance with the UN CER, VCS and Gold standards in 2022 and 2023. With 15,400 certificates, we support a solar energy project in China that was certified under the sovereignty of the United Nations (UN CER). We also support another climate protection project in China that recovers energy through waste heat and is certified under the sovereignty of the Gold Standard. Last but not least, we support a solar cooker project in China that has been certified under the sovereignty of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
Alliance for Development and Climate
With this in mind, we have joined the Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima together with other companies, organisations, universities, NGOs, state ministries, cities and individuals. Launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this social alliance has voluntarily committed to ensuring the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the global sustainability agenda, and the Paris Climate Agreement.
For more information, visit: https://allianz-entwicklung-klima.de