tesa has taken the initiative and responsibility to engage in preventative environmental protection measures. Over a period of ten years, the two cycles (2002-2006 and 2007-2013) of our internationally applicable environmental program ensured that all tesa locations now have very high environmental standards. The binding goals at the focus of this program included energy savings, significant reductions in the use of solvents, decreased CO2 and VOC emissions, and minimizing waste. We were able to make the greatest strides thanks to state-of-the-art technologies and new, patented tesa processes. Altogether, a number of smaller measures also made a bit impact.
Product life cycle in the look
In the future we will continue to do everything in our power to maintain our high standards and to continue improving with reasonable measures. At the same time, we are increasingly concentrating on the entire life cycle of our products both now and in the future. From obtaining raw materials to later disposal after use, we are calculating the ecological footprint and consistently determining the best options for eco-friendlier alternatives. Another important aspect of our environmental commitment is energy consumption. Here we are focusing on introducing energy management systems that will enable ultra modern energy monitoring.
Environmental targets 2007 – 2014
Energy consumption -24 percent*
CO2-emissions in Europe -17 percent*
Use of solvents - 31 percent*
Waste for disposal - 68 percent*
VOC** emissions - 88 percent*
(* related to production output in 2006)
(**VOC = volatile organic compounds)