Our manufacturing processes in particular require a high energy input. To keep our contribution to CO2 emissions as low as possible, we aim to steadily reduce our energy requirements and rely on renewable energy sources. For the neutralization of Scope1 and Scope2 emissions, we already obtain our electrical energy demand from 100% renewable generation. With this consistent step, we have already reduced CO2 emissions within our value chain by more than 80% (compared to business year 2019).
Further measures, budgets and investments are firmly anchored in VULKAN INOX's sustainability strategy and take place in the directions:
- Improvement of energy efficiency
- Expansion of own renewable energy generation
- Complete phase-out of the use of fossil fuels
- Compensation models for unavoidable bridging periods
"LOCAL" CAN CONTRIBUTE A LOT
We source our primary production material, stainless steel scrap and steel scrap, from regional sources and thus consciously ensure that short transport routes make a direct contribution to our sustainability task. In addition, the close location of our sources of supply enables us to plan capacities and requirements optimally and thus realize resource-saving processes, both internally and externally.
USE OF HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTION RESIDUES
We are permanently increasing the use of steel scrap. This is because recycled steel scrap as the basis for our blasting abrasives reduces emissions and greenhouse gases, avoids interference with nature, and protects finite resources. For us, steel recycling is environmental protection in practice and the best way to deal efficiently with valuable goods.
PRODUCTS WITH A LONG LIFETIME
Those who can work efficiently and effectively increase their added value. For this reason alone, it makes sense for us to invest in high-quality products and services. This saves procurement and disposal costs in equal measure, optimizes processes and almost automatically reduces the use of valuable resources.
REDUCE PROCESS DUSTS
Dust is a holistic burden on health and the environment. We therefore attach great importance to ensuring clear air wherever possible. With high investments, we continuously improve the working conditions for our employees.
But on the customer side, too, our blast media make a significant contribution to reducing dust, because they operate virtually dust-free during blasting. In this way, we create better working conditions on a broad basis and an overall clean product from manufacture to application.
LEAN FROM THE START
An important aspect of our process optimization expertise lies in the goal of reducing technical standards to what is necessary. We therefore first evaluate investments for waste and burden. In this way, resources can be conserved, solutions simplified and sustainability promoted.