Sustainability and climate leaders
Rehau has been developing sustainable approaches across the entire value chain and putting them into practice for several years, and these efforts have now been recognised as the company is included in the ‘50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders’ initiative.
The aim of the 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders campaign is to draw attention to the fact that the earth’s natural resources are finite, which means it is imperative that companies use them responsibly and sustainably. It also provides companies with a platform on which to showcase their commitment before an international audience.
“As a family business, Rehau adopts a long-term approach to its responsibility toward future generations,” William Christensen, CEO of the Rehau Group, said. “To be one of the 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders is a real incentive for our 20,000 employees to continue striving for greater sustainability and climate protection. In a nutshell, we want to lead the way when it comes to circular economies.”
By 2025, Rehau plans to increase its recycling rate across the group to well over 15% while reducing CO2 emissions by at least 30%.
“We believe in sustainability as a philosophy that is reflected in three core values: trust, reliability and innovation,” Veit Wagner, member of the supervisory board of the Rehau Group, said. “We want to develop forward-looking technologies to improve lives.”
Using recycled materials rather than new materials in production can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 88%. In addition to the resource-friendly manufacture of durable polymer system solutions, Rehau focuses on the high-quality processing and reuse of post-consumer and post-industrial waste materials. Rehau already develops and manufactures high-quality products from recycled materials in all of its activities across the furniture, construction and automotive industries.