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PUNCH Powerglide committed in an environmental protection initiative
Since its creation, PUNCH Powerglide Strasbourg (PPS) has been developing continuously, with the will to be a "citizen company" integrated in its environment and the community. The development of its global offer, associated with if its customer portfolio, constitutes its main growth strategy. This desire is combined with a corporate culture that places social and environmental values at the center of its activities. Preservation of the environment is a daily concern.
As part of its long-term vision, the company is committed to a proactive strategy to reduce its carbon footprint. To do so, it distinguishes goals related to the scopes 1, 2 and 3, by carrying out actions dedicated to each of these perimeters. Thus, PPS aims to reduce its carbon footprint for scope 1 and 2 by 40% until 2030, then by 80% in 2040, and for scope 3 by 10% in 2030, then by 40% in 2040. The company is aiming for carbon neutrality in 2050. All these steps are in line with the commitments made by the French government for the year 2050.
Since the 1990s, PUNCH Powerglide has established an environmental management system, recognized through ISO 14001 certification. This management system identifies actual or potential environmental impacts and prioritizes them according to various parameters. To reduce these impacts, PUNCH Powerglide has made the following environmental commitments :
- Waste management
The company manages its waste through recycling and energy recovery of metals, paper/cardboard, wooden pallets... and thus contributes to the saving of natural resources. Concerning the non-recyclable waste, it reduces their volume as much as possible.
For so-called hazardous waste (such as chemical waste), PUNCH Powerglide sorts and disposes of it by service providers approved by the authorities.
- Energy consumption control
It is essential for PPS to control energy consumption in order to preserve the environment for future generations. That is why many actions have been undertaken, aiming to reduce both electricity and natural gas consumption (monitoring of consumption by sector, factory target during weekends, energy saving awareness, internal audit...)
- Development of eco-friendly products
PUNCH Powerglide is developing its products with the aim of reducing the energy consumption of vehicles equipped with its transmissions. The areas of improvement include the reduction of internal friction, hybridization and electrification.
- Prevention of industrial risks
Industrial risks can affect the environment and the community, but also the employees. PUNCH Powerglide employees are trained on the potential risks at their workplaces to ensure their safety and to prevent accidents.
- Limiting and controlling CO2 emissions
An action plan has been set up to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CO2 emissions cannot be controlled without first carrying out a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment, which is a diagnostic tool that makes it possible to evaluate the sources of emissions and identify the most important ones. The main CO2 emissions are related to our boiler room, the heat treatment furnaces and the test benches of the Research & Development Division. Our CO2 emissions for 2021 are 6,334 tons, and our actions to control energy consumption will contribute to their reduction.
- Commitment to the C.L.E.S. approach.
The Local and Environmental Synergy Cooperation’s (CLES) currently include 29 companies from the Autonomous Port of Strasbourg. Together, they are working on the realization of the identified synergies which are: energy, waste and organic matter.
PPS is committed to the territorial industrial ecology approach by signing the charters: paper-cardboard in 2015 and wooden pallets in 2017.
- External Objectives
To continue our commitment in the C.L.E.S. approach (Local and Environmental Cooperation in Synergy) by always being a force of proposal in the various topics addressed
PUNCH Powerglide is committed to health and safety at work
PUNCH Powerglide Strasbourg is committed to the health and safety at work of its employees. The defined objectives are part of a continuous improvement process of our Health and Safety management system in order to :
- To offer healthy and safe working conditions in order to prevent work-related accidents and illnesses
- Eliminate hazards, mitigate occupational health and safety risks.
All our actions and indicators are focused on shared vigilance and are certified in accordance with the ISO 45001 standard.
Ensuring safety for all
In concrete terms, this means initiatives and actions in the field, training as close as possible to each person's activities, measures to improve the ergonomics of workstations and preventive measures.
All players and vectors of safety
PPS complies with applicable legislation and regulations while informing, consulting and involving interested parties to promote dialogue with all.
Everyone is encouraged to develop the ability to act and intervene before an accident occurs and to react to a risk situation.