Responsibility

Environment

As a company in the chemical industry we are committed to a particular responsibility for preserving a future worth living in. We combine this with a sophisticated environment management system. The regular monitoring of procedures and a constant improvement process are all part of our strategy.
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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.

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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)
  • Our environmental guidelines

    1. Our product and system solutions are designed to impact the environment as little as possible during their manufacture, use, and disposal.
    2. tesa pursues environmental protection on its own initiative and responsibility, and implements the necessary measures.
    3. We undertake to comply with legal regulations and official requirements as minimum standards.
    4. tesa continually improves its environmental management system and environmental protection technologies in cooperation with authorities, research institutions, and associations.
    5. We use limited resources such as energy, water, and raw materials economically. Avoiding, reducing, and reusing waste takes priority over its disposal. The design of products and production processes is based on this principle.
    6. In order to protect air, soil, and water, tesa takes measures on its own initiative to prevent conceivable accidents.
    7. tesa pursues an open information policy towards employees, authorities, neighbors, institutions, customers, and suppliers.


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Environment Emissions Responsibility

Energy and emissions

In order to maintain low energy consumption and emissions, tesa consistently implements improvement measures.
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Solvents Responsibility

Solvents

Innovative and patented processes relating to the use of solvents result in a consistent reduction.
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Waste responsibility

Waste

We protect the environment and resources through the reduction of waste and an increase in professional recycling.
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