“It’s only through consistent consideration of ecological requirements that the economic success of the company can be ensured in the long term,” has been written the company’s environmental guidelines since 1997. This maxim is more relevant than ever today. BLANCO products and processes should be environmentally friendly and resource-conserving, reusable, and durable.
THE RIGHT MATERIAL MATTERS
BLANCO used stainless steel as the material for its sinks early on. Stainless steel is hygienic, durable, and recyclable. The stainless steel used by BLANCO in its stainless steel sink production contains over 90 % recyclable material. The focus is on circularity. Steel recycling is an important lever against climate change. Compared to crude steel extraction, each remelting of recycled steel costs only a fraction of energy and emissions. That’s why BLANCO doesn’t produce any waste from stainless steel scrap – 100 % are fed back into the industrial production cycle.
In addition, the BLANCO stainless steel sink plant in Sulzfeld only uses quality steel from Europe. Suppliers must meet high standards. The transport routes are thus shorter and have a significantly lower impact on the climate. Packaging also plays a role. There is huge potential for greater sustainability in the supply chains. At BLANCO, for example, logistics experts are able to transport more goods through clever utilization of truck load compartments and transport-optimized, space-saving stack packages. This, in turn, saves money, time, and, above all, CO2.
RESOURCE-SAVING AND DURABLE
For example, on using energy sparingly. The corporate group manages its energy consumption with a management system certified according to the ISO 50001 quality standard. In this way, energy consumption and carbon footprint can be measured, compared, and controlled in accordance with the key figures of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). For more climate protection, BLANCO prioritizes green electricity. In addition to the German locations, BLANCO UK Ltd., London in the UK now runs 100 % on renewable energies.
Then there’s water consumption. As recent studies have shown, the amount of available drinking water has dramatically decreased in the wake of climate change. This makes it all the more important to use this essential resources sparingly. As an expert in well-thoughtout solutions for the kitchen water hub, BLANCO makes a significant contribution here. BLANCO mixer taps and high-tech water systems are particularly water-efficient.
Another feature of BLANCO products is their quality hallmark and a prerequisite for sustainable consumption. When it comes to the components for the BLANCO UNIT, BLANCO places great value on durability. Regular care with gentle cleaning agents also ensures long enjoyment of its appearance.
After globalization and digitalization, the corporate world is facing the next challenge: Green Business. But this is nothing new for BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding. Beyond greenwashing and fads, sustainability has been actively tackled in the Oberderdingen Family Holding companies for more than 90 years.