Environmental responsibility

Carmo’s environmental responsibility

Carmo is working to increase the efficiency of the use of resources and improve our climate footprint. Therefore, we have mapped our CO2 emissions and set specific targets for our CO2 reduction in 2030 having signed up for Science Based Targets. We test and implement alternatives to traditional plastic materials continuously, and we recycle surplus material in production to minimize waste. To reduce our impact on the environment, we prioritize energy from energy solutions other than fossil energy sources.

Carmo will reduce CO2 emissions in scope 1 and 2 by 50% in 2030

Carmo commits to reducing its C02 emissions in scope 1 and 2 by 50% in 2030 based on the emissions in 2018. Carmo will also measure and reduce emissions in scope 3.

Carmo commits to the Paris Agreement

Through Science Based Targets, Carmo has commited to reducing its CO2 emissions to a level necessary to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Carmo's reduction targets are in line with the most ambitious goals in the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to 1.5 °C.

Read more about our emissions accounting and Science Based Targets

Recycling and waste sorting

Recycling of production material is vital for increasing the efficiency in the use of resources. Surplus material and inlets are recycled when possible. We sort plastic waste in 11 fractions, which Stena Recycling buys and resells for recycling. We began waste sorting in May 2021, and in one year it has reduced the environmental impact by 70 tons of emitted CO2.

Carmo has mapped its CO2 emissions

Carmo has completed KlimaKlar SMV (in Danish). Thereby, we have mapped our CO2 emissions with 2018 as starting point. KlimaKlar also gave us a strategy for reduction of our CO2 footprint with specific recommendations.

Testing new types of materials

Carmo is an expert in injection moulding and material characteristics. Therefore, we follow the development of new types of materials that can be injection moulded. We test new materials continuously to implement them in our production in order to be able to offer our customers the best solutions.

Pursuing two UN Sustainable Development Goals

Carmo is working actively with two UN Sustainable Development Goals: 8.4 and 9.5. These are goals to increase the efficiency in the use of resources and to upgrade our technologies to reduce our climate footprint. We have developed action plans to ensure that we work with the two UN Goals in a structured manner.

New technology reduces the climate footprint

Carmo’s production with injection moulded machines is an energy-intensive production process. Therefore, we implemented to reduce the environmental footprint. It reduces waste and inventory, and reduces time-to-market. At the same time, we minimize our energy consumption by investing in updated machines and tools with low energy consumption, and prioritize energy from energy solutions other than fossil energy sources.

"We are fully aware of our environmental responsibility"

“We are fully aware of our environmental responsibility when working with plastic materials. Therefore, we have implemented a range of initiatives to reach our UN Sustainable Development Goals. With action plans for increased recycling of surplus materials, investments in updated machines with low energy consumption, implementing new technology such as Additive Manufacturing, and testing sustainable materials in our production, Carmo is taking our responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of our production very seriously."
Per Brix, Production Manager at Carmo A/S
News
November 03, 2022
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