Rhenoflex produces first sustainability report
Reinforcement materials producer Rhenoflex has published a ‘Sustainable Performance Report’ for 2021. In this 55-page document prepared under the direction of chief technology officer Dr Gunter Scharfenberger, the Germany-based company announces its achievements in terms of sustainability and responsibility, and highlights future plans for these activities. Foremost among the environmental targets is to operate completely climate-neutral by 2030. In addition, plans are in place for two-thirds of the raw materials it uses to be from sustainable sources by 2025.
According to Rhenoflex, conserving resources and making processes as economical as possible have been key issues for many years, and it has the ambition to become the most sustainable company in its field.
“Internally, we have already launched numerous projects to reduce our carbon footprint and to create a culture of sustainability throughout the group,” commented chief executive, Frank Böttcher. “Our accession to the UN Global Compact in spring 2021 gives further emphasis to our self-commitment to always live up to our responsibility towards the environment and people. At the same time, we are aware that we still have many tasks to fulfil in the field of sustainability.” The report states that one hundred per cent of the scrap from the company’s Dongguan site is reprocessed. Rhenoflex operates nine sites worldwide, has over 400 customers, produces more than 400 products containing sustainable materials and made sales of around USD67 million during 2020.
The photograph above shows Rhenoflex material from the recycling loop.
This article was originally published on page 3 of the November 2021 issue of SATRA Bulletin.