Sustainability strategy revealed

Rehau has launched its third annual Sustainability report to introduce customers to its new ‘Fit for the Future’ strategy, which outlines how the business will become more sustainable by 2020.

Available for the first time in a digital-only format, the Sustainability report contains an overview of Rehau’s vision and values, as well as its entrepreneurial activities, pilot projects, and resource-friendly technologies under development.

The decision to make this year’s Sustainability report available in digital format reflects Rehau’s belief that sustainability and digitalisation are inseparable challenges for companies operating in this time.

Dr Stefan Girschik, deputy CEO at Rehau, said: “With an online-only publication, we are not only saving natural resources – because we don’t have printed copies anymore – but it also ensures we are in tune with the spirit of the times. Digitalisation is an increasingly important part of a business’s operation and it goes hand in hand with our push for improved sustainability.”

Rehau said it will work towards saving 30% of its electricity consumption by 2020, reduce its water consumption by 40% by 2020, and plans to continue reducing its carbon emissions.

The report also details some of the ways Rehau is developing its products, including new polymer formulations and new sustainable composite materials that could replace conventional materials such as glass and concrete in the future.

“As an innovative company Rehau is leading the way in sustainability, investing 10% of our resources on the products of the future,” Stefan said. “We think holistically, act sustainably, and invest so we can continue to create new solutions that add value to our customers, conserve resources, and contribute to society.”