As far as economically feasible, UNILIN´s production sites apply the best available technologies in order to cause minimum harm to the environment.
Thanks to the Lean, 5S methods, production losses are avoided at the source as much as possible. This is supported by training, follow-up and awareness-raising campaigns.
Filters for rain water
Numerous “end-of-pipe” techniques are also employed in order to prevent environmental pollution, such as gravity separators, settling basins, sand filters for rain water that has come into contact with wood, cyclones and electrical filters at the outlet of exhaust systems.
The environmental policy is coordinated by the local environmental manager. It is integrated into the entire company policy and, as such, responsibility for its fulfilment is borne by the whole organisation.
Thanks in part to its participation in the Energy Efficiency Benchmark Covenant, the Unilin Flooring site succeeded in reducing its specific energy consumption by 15 % between the beginning of 2008 and the end of 2010. Investments are being made in energy-saving projects at the other Unilin sites as well.