At Arbonia, it is our declared objective to conserve natural resources. For this reason, we are pursuing a foresighted resource management, avoid waste, and reduce material consumption as well as rejects. We measure the quantity of waste and analyse the error costs in order to assess the effectiveness of the measures. The energy- and material-efficient production based on a good resource management simultaneously reduces manufacturing costs and thereby increases competitiveness. Arbonia therefore strives for energy and material savings in the development of new products as well as in the improvement of existing products. The waste resulting at the company is consistently separated, pretreated where necessary, and then recycled. The companies of Arbonia regularly check how resources can be used even more carefully – for example, through clever product design and a production that is as free of defects as possible. For this purpose, we have issued a water policy and a waste policy for the entire Group that went into effect on 1 January 2022.
The subject of sustainability certificates for the manufactured products is becoming increasingly relevant: More and more customers are demanding low-pollutant materials and attach importance to a certification. Furthermore, many products already go through a pollutant test nowadays and are correspondingly certified according to the guidelines of eco-INSTITUT.
On the basis of lean manufacturing, quality can be increased and thus the number of complaints reduced. An improved quality management pays off towards the overriding aim of strengthening and expanding the market position through innovative and reliable products. Improvements in manufacturing technology are equally a matter of course as a continuous modernisation of the machine park and a targeted selection of suppliers for a constantly high raw material quality. Significant factors also include a continuous improvement of personnel qualifications, cross-company implementation of all measures, and the transfer of quality responsibility to employees.