Environment

Sustainable manufacturing

Jungbunzlauer’s objective is to be the supplier of choice for our bio-based ingredients.  

The global challenges regarding climate change, water security, waste generation, and access to energy services have been accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. Jungbunzlauer’s business activities are both affecting our environment and are being affected by the global challenges connected to climate change. Because of the global nature of our company, our key concerns focus on challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water usage, waste generation and sustainable procurement, which give rise to opportunities for us to have a positive impact on our environment. This in turn influences all our stakeholders, from our customers, our suppliers and our employees to local communities.

We are committed to implementing sound environmental management practices into all aspects of our business. All Jungbunzlauer production facilities have implemented an Environmental Policy, which includes, among other topics, energy, water, waste and pollution management, occupational health and safety and sustainable consumption. All our production sites adhere to the Responsible Care® programme to monitor and improve our environmental performance. Resources for the implementation of Responsible Care® principles are provided in all our plants. The energy management systems of the production sites in Pernhofen and Ladenburg are certified according to ISO 50001. In addition, the environmental management system of our Ladenburg site is certified according to ISO 14001.

Monitoring under the Responsible Care® programme ensures that the environmental impacts of Jungbunzlauer’s activities are reviewed internally on an annual basis.

Targets and performance in environmental topics (emissions, energy, water, waste) are summarised by each production site yearly in a Responsible Care® report.

At Jungbunzlauer we believe it is important to be aware of our responsibility towards the environment and to work together proactively for a more sustainable future.

Did you know?

That our production site Marckolsheim implemented a new VOC (volatile organic compounds) treatment unit.

Efficiency in production

Energy-saving programmes  

Our investments in numerous energy-saving programmes have resulted in a substantial reduction in energy consumption per unit of production. We also work continuously on minimising greenhouse gases emitted by our factories. We strive for a steady reduction in waste and for optimal recycling flows. Nearly all by-products resulting from our operations are used in construction, agriculture, feed or for biogas production. Most of our raw materials are sourced either on site or from production sites nearby.

At Jungbunzlauer we believe it is important to be aware of our responsibility towards the environment and to work together proactively for a more sustainable future.

Did you know?

New LED lights have been installed throughout the facilites in our plants in Port Colborne and Ladenburg to further increase energy savings.  

Definition of carbon Footprint

  • The total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organisation, event or product
  • Measured by undertaking a GHG emission assessment
  • Expressed in terms of the amount of CO2e
    (CO2 and its equivalent of other GHGs)

Our energy-saving programmes in detail

 

Emissions

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Water & waste

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