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PUNCH Powerglide committed in an environmental protection initiative
Since its creation, PUNCH Powerglide Strasbourg (PPS) has been developing continuously and with the desire to be a "corporate citizen" integrated into its environment and the community. The development of its global offer, combined with that of its customer portfolio, constitutes its main growth strategy. This desire is integrated in a corporate culture that places social and environmental values at the heart of its activities. Preserving the environment is therefore a daily concern.
As early as the 1990s, PUNCH Powerglide set up an environmental management system, recognized through ISO 14001 certification since 1998. This management system identifies actual or potential environmental impacts and prioritizes them according to different parameters. To reduce these impacts, PUNCH Powerglide Strasbourg 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. For non-recyclable waste, it reduces the use of these resources 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.
- Controlling energy consumption
It is essential for PPS to control energy consumption in order to preserve the environment for future generations. This is why many actions have been implemented in order to reduce both electricity and natural gas consumption (monitoring consumption by sector, factory targets during weekends, energy saving awareness, internal audit, etc.).
- Development of eco-friendly products
PUNCH Powerglide Strasbourg is developing its products with the aim of reducing the energy consumption of the vehicles in which our transmissions are installed. Areas for 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 our coworkers. PUNCH Powerglide employees receive trainings adapted to the workstation on the risks involved, in order to guarantee their safety and avoid any accident.
- Limiting and controlling CO2 emissions
An action plan has been put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CO2 emissions can not be controlled without first carrying out a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment, which is a diagnostic tool that makes it possible to assess the sources of emissions and identify the most significant ones. The main CO2 emissions are related to our boiler room, the heat treatment furnaces and the test benches in the technical center. Our CO2 emissions for 2016 are 5,700 tons, and our actions to control energy consumption contribute to their reduction.
- Commitment to the C.L.E.S. approach.
The Local and Environmental Cooperation in Synergies (C.L.E.S.) currently groups together 24 companies of the Autonomous Port of Strasbourg. Together, they are working on the implementation of identified synergies, which are energy, waste and organic matter.
PPS has committed itself to the territorial industrial ecology approach by signing the charters: paper-cardboard in 2015 and wooden pallets in 2017.
- External Objectives
Continue our commitment to the C.L.E.S. (Local and Environmental Cooperation in Synergies) approach by always being a source of proposals in the different themes addressed.