Freudenberg believes environmental protection is an important responsibility and makes sure the company’s activity is as environmentally friendly as possible. The goal is to continuously reduce the negative impact along the entire value chain, by using resources more efficiently, reducing emissions, saving energy, water and other materials while improving transport processes. Freudenberg also includes ecological factors when redesigning and modernizing buildings.
Freudenberg uses many raw materials and processes in production. The materials and processes vary in their impact on occupational safety and the environment. Freudenberg has many ways to limit these risks. The goal is to continuously reduce the physical hazards on site and their impact on the environment.
Freudenberg actively searches for alternatives to hazardous materials or those with a pending REACh (European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation and Restriction of Chemicals) classification prior to the passage of any regulations. Assessments are carried out to prevent any negative impact on production from restrictions placed on a material. Many products are developed in phased processes to make sure a new product’s environmental impact is less than its predecessor.