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Sustainability
For value-conscious and sustainable action

Sustainability

As a family-owned company, we at Röchling stand for value-conscious and sustainable action. We treat the environment and society in the same way as we treat our customers, partners and employees: with mutual respect, great appreciation and trust.

Our corporate culture fosters sustainable development: At Röchling Industrial, we consistently invest in bioplastics, recycled materials and sustainable processes. We assume ecological and social responsibility. To this end, we think of sustainability in holistic terms and create added value on an economic, ecological and social level.

Sustainable products

As experts in plastics, we are aware of our special responsibility. With our product families Röchling-BioBoom® and Röchling-ReLoop®, we are continuously expanding our portfolio of bioplastics and high-quality recycled materials. Likewise, our fossil-based plastics contribute to resource conservation in many of our customers' applications during use. Our goal: reduce the environmental footprint and increase sustainability in our customers’ industries.

 

Sustainable products

Increasing sustainability in our customers’ applications

 

Environmental and social responsibility

We reduce our ecological footprint and take responsibility for the safety and qualification of our employees – by such means as consistently optimising our processes, qualification programmes and activities to promote the health.

 

Ecological and social responsibility

Ecological and social responsibility

 

Expanding sustainable products

We promote the use of bio-based raw materials and recyclates by expanding our sustainable product families Röchling-BioBoom® and Röchling-ReLoop®.

Assuming social responsibility

We assume social responsibility towards our employees and society.

 

Reducing the environmental footprint

We continuously reduce our ecological footprint by consistently investing in sustainable processes and infrastructure.

 

Create competitive advantage

We use our products to contribute to increasing sustainability in many of our customers’ applications so as to create competitive advantages.

 

Acting responsibly

Certified and evaluated by independent service providers

We regularly have our processes and sustainability activities audited and certified by independent service providers. This increases the transparency of our activities and at the same time improves sustainability along the entire supply chain. Our sustainability certifications and ratings include:

We at Röchling Industrial are continuously working on the systematic optimisation of all quality factors with our Integrated Management System. Many of our industrial sites are certified in accordance with the IMS standards applicable worldwide. These include certifications that help improve sustainability activities such as:

  • DIN EN ISO 14001 – Environmental management systems: ISO 14001 specifies requirements for the eco-friendly orientation of operational processes. We systematically plan and optimise our processes and procedures in accordance with the requirements of the standard and in doing so continuously improve the use of resources in our company. This includes the conservative use of resources in manufacturing processes and avoiding the generation of waste on the factory work floor and in the offices.
  • EN ISO 50001 – Energy management: The conscientious use of energy and resources is firmly anchored in our corporate guidelines. EN ISO 50001 describes the requirements for companies to implement and run an energy management system. We systematically monitor and control our energy flows in accordance with the requirements of the standard. In this way, we regularly identify potential savings and use our resources in a more sustainable manner.
  • DIN ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety: The health of our employees is our top priority. The standard facilitates the integration of occupational health and safety in all business processes and creates an increased awareness of safety at work at all levels.

Sustainability throughout the entire supply chain is decisive for Röchling Industrial. In order to increase transparency and sustainability, we have already had several locations certified according to the international standard ISCC PLUS. ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) is one of the world’s leading certification schemes for the use of bio-based and recycled raw materials. The aim is to reduce the use of fossil raw materials and conserve resources.

  • More information on ISCC PLUS for mass-balanced bioplastics here 

In order to continuously improve our sustainability activities, we have Röchling Industrial sites evaluated by the internationally recognised provider of sustainability rankings. For instance, our main plant in Haren was awarded the Gold Standard. That puts it in the top five percent of the companies evaluated.

EcoVadis is one of the most established sustainability ratings in the world. More than 90,000 companies had their sustainability activities assessed by the provider. Performance is assessed in the categories Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. The assessment requires companies to submit extensive documentation to substantiate the company’s sustainability activities and processes. For more information please visit:

Sustainability Report

Sustainability is an extremely high priority for us. We contribute to environmental protection and resource conservation with our innovative high-performance plastics. You can read about how plastic and sustainability fit together, as well as how we are fulfilling our environmental and social responsibility, in our Sustainability Report.

K Magazine

Under the motto "Acting responsibly", we are also presenting our sustainability activities at the international trade fair for plastics and rubber. You can also find more information about our spectacular stand, our new product families and innovations in our trade fair magazine.

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