The swissplast® group, as one of the largest companies in the field of thermoforming with four plants in Europe, is once again undertaking the pioneering role in environmental protection. Already CO2 neutral in production since 2013, swissplast® will now go even one step further in 2021! swissplast® neutralizes the complete CO2 emissions of all manufactured and sold products – from cradle-to-customer plus waste!
swissplast® is probably the first plastic thermoforming company in the world to undertake full responsibility for the CO2 emissions caused for all its manufactured products. Since 2013, long before many other companies in the industry, swissplast® has been committed to climate-neutral production.
Now it goes one step further. In the past few months, swissplast®-management, together with a certified partner, has calculated the CO2 emissions of all products on the basis of the “Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard” (GHG Protocol).
The “cradle-to-customer plus waste” approach was used for the calculation. The life cycle phases taken into account thus include the extraction of raw materials and packaging, relevant logistics processes, the manufacture of the product, the delivery of the goods to the customer’s factory gate and relevant disposal emissions of the product and the packaging.
Based on this calculation, the swissplast® group has now decided to realize an annual CO2 sequestration in the amount of 1.3 million beech trees. This corresponds to a beech forest area the size of Stuttgart or Hanover, namely a little more than 200 km2.
swissplast® is thus a clear pioneer in the plastics industry. After already fulfilling a social responsibility through the foundation of the owners, the responsibility for a healthy environment is now being massively expanded.
Here you may find the certificate awarded by ClimatePartner.
“Sustainability is one of our top goals,” says Barac Bieri, owner of the swissplast® group. «For years, a sustainable relationship with our customers and suppliers as well as our employees has been very important to us. Sustainability is also paramount in our social projects, which we are allowed to implement with our foundation. With completely CO2-neutral products, we close the circle of sustainability throughout the entire process! I am proud that, as ‘pioneers’ in the plastics market, we are making an important contribution to the general public. ”
The swissplast® employees are available for advice at any time and look forward to discussing projects in the field of technical components or trays.
swissplast® group is an owner-managed company specializing in exceptional plastic parts with production facilities in Switzerland and Germany. The group focuses primarily on the thermoforming of high-quality, technically sophisticated plastics. swissplast® group is characterized by customer satisfaction, flawless products, sustainable economy and the latest technologies and materials.