The fact is that climate change is advancing at breakneck speed. It is therefore not surprising that the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report describes climate change as a man-made reality. According to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), global greenhouse gas emissions must be cut in half to reach the Paris climate agreement of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
With our PepVisions, individual education and persuasion, we want to make our contribution and bring about a rethink in our supply chain.
Water, waste and paper: We take a close look at these areas to assess our resource consumption. With targeted measures, we take responsibility for the entire manufacturing process of our products and thus make it more sustainable.
Our processes have a high water consumption. Our dyehouse has a significant influence on this demand. In addition to optimized production processes, we focus on innovative water-saving processes to achieve continuous reductions. Furthermore, we cannot completely avoid wastewater. We therefore regard wastewater as a resource that we want to return to the process.
Our drinking water consumption decreased in 2022. The reasons for this can be found in the reduction of production volumes in individual product lines on the one hand, but also in the improvement of specific water use.
We recognize that simply recording drinking water consumption is not enough. In the future, we will record and analyze total water use at our sites in order to introduce targeted reduction measures. We remain committed to further reducing drinking water use and to using alternative water sources, especially industrial water, to protect this precious resource.
The lowest possible volume of waste: This goal has a high priority for us. Regular waste analyses, uniform separation of the materials used and the greatest possible recycling of materials are our basic rules. For example, we work with partner companies that recycle residual fibers.