By collaborating and adopting new technologies and materials, we will achieve leaner manufacturing that contributes to reduced energy consumption. Quicker machining processes, fewer stops and changes, longer tool life, reduced amount of scrap like unrecycled inserts, tools, materials and cutting fluids – every little tweak and upgrade builds up to a whole new milestone in manufacturing economics. And by involving our employees, partners, suppliers and customers, we can explore new business opportunities and create a sustainable future together.
Our sense of duty for the environment and our people is not a recently shaped thought pressured into existence by the current state of the planet. It can be traced back to the 1970s, but it was a decade ago that marks the beginning of recycling strategies. This commitment has brought us to a 80% circularity through our buy-back program.
Learn more about our carbide buy-back program
We have consistently monitored our CO2 emissions over the past few years and have experienced a 20% overall reduction. With the increasing availability of renewable energy, we are looking for ways to incorporate it in all our processes and improve our use of energy.
We are reworking our transport plan and moving closer to manufacturing carbon-neutral products and materials. We build and renovate our factories and sustainable facilities for a prolonged, greener use with comfort and security considerations in mind for our employees and visitors.
Providing a secure environment and a reliable work process is a top priority in this industry, and combined with sustainable business, we promise to keep on delivering a highly efficient and clean performance for employees and customers alike.
The future holds potential for a variety of outcomes, both good and bad. The UN predicts 200 million climate refugees by 2050, and while it may be a worst-case scenario, it is based on actual scientific speculations.
Scientists had understood the greenhouse effect for three-quarters of a century but underestimated the scope of damages human activity could cause to the environment. According to Our Common Future (otherwise known as the Brundtland report) sustainable development “meets the needs of the present without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Read more about our step-by-step improvements to make our largest manufacturing plant greener
Our Common Future