97,000 CO2 emissions saved

Rehau has published its Sustainability Report 2020, focusing on the expansion of the company’s circular economy of resources and its progress toward ensuring completely closed supply loops derived from a single source.

The organisation saved 97,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere through the use of recyclates. This figure was achieved thanks to polymer processing facilities such as PVCR – the largest such facility in north-west England – which turns discarded PVC content into high-quality granulate for use in new window profiles.

The upscaling of these processes and expansion of existing portfolios meant new window products from Rehau achieved a recycling share of 54% in 2020. The firm expects to increase this figure to 65% by 2025.

Martin Hitchin, CEO at Rehau UK, said: “The publication of our latest Sustainability Report demonstrates our commitment to practicing what we preach, and our transparency on what steps we are taking to ensure greener practice.”

The report also includes the organisation’s efforts to protect its employees during the pandemic, with more than 40,000 masks distributed to its workforce, alongside rapid testing and accommodation for commuters if required.

Download the complete Rehau Sustainability Report 2020 here: