Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) has traditionally been the main focus of business activity, and sustainability was defined purely from an economic perspective. We feel that it is important to also include environmental and social factors. That's why we follow the Total Value of Ownership (TVO) approach.
To implement sustainability in our organisation and our processes, we successfully use the following management systems:
- ISO 9001 quality management system
- ISO 14001 environmental management system
- OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system
All three management systems are structured and bundled into one integrated management system.
For the BEUMER Group, the concept of sustainability is a core value. As a result, we make it a point to systematically measure the sustainability of our products on an ongoing basis. We use the BEUMER Sustainability Index, a point-based validation system, to rate the sustainability of our products in three areas: economics, the environment, and social responsibility.
The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), for instance, is one of the economic factors. Environmental factors include energysaving operations and production that conserves resources, while ergonomic man-machine interfaces play a role in the social factors.
For us, sustainability is far more than a buzz word, and the BEUMER Sustainability Index is the best evidence of that. We will continue to do everything in our power to develop products, services, and companies sustainably. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility to our customers, employees, and society.
BEUMER stretch hood®
An excellent example of sustainable packaging products is the BEUMER stretch hood® i. With its very low-noise operation (less than 74 dB(A)), this machine features energy compensation via the DC bus system of the servo motors, which saves energy and reduces braking resistance. Support for films as thin as 40 μm reduces not only consumption costs and the environmental impact, but also lowers the machine's energy consumption by 12.5 %.
By avoiding the use of compressed air to cool the sealing bar during the film wrapping process, less compressed air is consumed. Only 0.02 kWh of energy and 60 standard litres of compressed air are required per palette - much less than with previous solutions.
BEUMER Group has used water-based low-VOC paints in industrial applications since the early 90s to protect employees and the environment from unnecessary hazards. With the latest machine technology in sheet metal processing, we have succeeded in optimising our material yields while minimising our energy consumption. Since energy efficiency is very important to us, we use efficient heating and climate control concepts at our locations.
We use the same or comparable manufacturing techniques at our production locations around the world to ensure the highest level of product quality as well as a high degree of environmental sustainability. This eliminates unnecessary transportation and CO2 emissions between the individual production locations. In addition, uniform workplace standards improve workplace safety - both locally and globally.
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