Circular economy, waste & recycling
While Kendrion’s products only account for a small part of an entire vehicle, they do often form part of a larger (sub)-system and the products themselves are made up of a number of materials. Kendrion is convinced that circular business models represent a meaningful contribution to creating value and to reducing the production of waste and the exhaustion of natural resources. In this context, Kendrion considers it best to focus on the end product. Kendrion is ready to join its partners in fleshing out this idea.
Kendrion aims to minimise waste. All Kendrion companies which have been awarded ISO 14001 certification keep records of their production and processing of waste. Each year new waste reduction measures must be implemented. Kendrion has worked hard on streamlining the data of waste and hazardous substances in recent years. As a result, the data for the largest US and European plants are reported on a uniform basis. Several sub-targets for plastics, liquids & oil, metals, commercial waste and carton board & paper have been developed and these will be tested in 2017.