The theme for the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day 2020, is climate action. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
Unigloves® attaches great importance to environmental protection. We are committed to a way of working, that reduces potential negative impacts on the environment and to pollution prevention. That's why one of our core values is 'We are responsible: We are good citizens in the communities and environments in which we live and work.'
Our Group acts according to the following guidelines:
- Integrating environmental concerns and impacts on our decisions and activities.
- Promoting environmental awareness among our employees.
- Efficient use of materials and resources such as water, electricity and raw materials – in particular non-renewable energy sources.
- Avoidance of unnecessary use of dangerous substances and products.
- Use of environmentally friendly substitutes.
- Taking measures to protect human health and the environment, when using, storing and disposing of hazardous materials.
We strive to continuously improve our environmental performance. It is important to us to reduce social impacts and possible damage of our actions to a minimum: That is why we regularly review our environmental policy in the light of our current and future activities.
We undertake the following environmental conservation and protection measures:
- Wastewater treatment
We have invested significantly in wastewater treatment plants. This is to ensure that the water discharged from our production facilities is within the acceptable environmental standards. Furthermore, we undertake regular in-house as well as external testing to ensure that discharged water is adequately treated and is within the acceptable standards.
- Solid waste disposal
All solid waste generated at our manufacturing facilities (including sludge), is properly disposed of in certified landfills and in accordance with the guidelines. In addition, we undertake proper waste segregation to ensure that solid waste will be properly treated. Where possible, our waste products are recycled either internally or become raw materials for other products that are sold to recyclers. We have also set up facilities to process our coagulum, which is coagulated rubber, into recycled compound rubber for further use by other industries.
The exhaust air from the production process is filtered and cleaned in our own plant.
The values of our CO2 and fine dust emissions are well below the required limits.
Unigloves® cardboard packaging is made of 100% recyclable materials and is therefore biodegradable.
Our latex gloves consist of 100% natural latex, a renewable raw material that is biodegradable.
Visit our Group's website to read more on the steps we are taking to protect our precious environment.
Visit our German sister company's website to read more on our sustainability.