Climate change, sustainability, transparency of supply chains – these topics are becoming increasingly important. Customer expectations and increased legal requirements make sustainability activities necessary. But what exactly does sustainability mean? Can there even be a sustainable company – in a strictly ecological sense?
The answer probably lies in the fact that every company must try to keep its (unavoidable) impact on nature and the environment as low as possible. We believe that a constant improvement process is a crucial starting point for sustainable management.
Therefore, we pay attention to high energy efficiency with all new machine acquisitions and equip them directly with automation. This generates an increase in the cycle time and significantly increases the production output. The interaction of automation and machine control also allows us to reduce the reject rate. This results in savings in the area of raw materials used.
In addition, built-in electricity meters on the machines enable energy monitoring.
By renewing two injection molding machines with automation, we have achieved an annual saving of 225 tons of Co2 emissions.
As an SME, we carry out energy management in accordance with the Peak Equalization Efficiency System Ordinance (SpaEfV). This management system also requires the recording and analysis of all energy sources used by our company. The monitoring and control is carried out by an accredited testing body.
In harmony with nature, the company premises are surrounded by a green meadow.
In harmony with nature, the company premises are surrounded by a green meadow.When the company was set up at its current location, great importance was attached to respect for nature. Plantings were made, meadows created and maintained. When expanding the company, the consideration of the natural environment has a high priority.
6 projects with which GS Kunststofftechnik lowers its energy consumption and reduces the CO2 footprint
GS continues to focus on energy and resource efficiency.
A feasibility study on equipping our roof and facade areas with PV systems was carried out in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) located at the Birkenfeld Environmental Campus.
At GS, sustainability is not only implemented through technical innovation. It needs the people who make the day-to-day business of the company sustainable through small and large actions. On the one hand by questioning unsustainable practices and on the other hand by making suggestions for improvement. The workforce is sensitized in training courses on the subject of energy and resource efficiency, thus creating an understanding and motivation for sustainability. Public displays to reduce paper, switch off lights when leaving the room or power off work equipment by saying goodbye to stand-by mode are just examples to name here. It is our goal that the measures shown are also used in private households.