Making Green Work
Our corporate philosophy of “MAKING GREEN WORK” makes it clear that we do not want to create a green space only in our house but, by means of our products and technologies, also in other companies.
By developing appropriate systems and system solutions, we aim to fulfil the needs of the people of today, and to use resources in such a way that future generations will also be able to profit from them.
“For us, sustainability means assuming responsibility, for our entrepreneurial and social actions as well as for all environmental concerns.” Ulrich Berens, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
As a consequence, we attach the greatest value to principles such as saving the environment, dealing with resources responsibly, sustainability, and occupational health and safety.
Accordingly, we already implemented a fully integrated environmental management system in 1996, which is currently certified by Lloyd’s Register Deutschland GmbH in accordance with the guidelines of the applicable DIN ISO 14.001 standard.
We think holistically and act sustainably.
That is why, in the development of our systems and system solutions, we look at the entire life cycle.
MAKING GREEN WORK in production
In production, we attach great importance to using sustainable raw materials and to generating large part of the energy used for production by ourselves. We aim to develop efficient products on the basis of natural active ingredients (NATURE BOOST products) as far as technologically possible.
MAKING GREEN WORK in application
Our system developments are based on the optimization of processes running at the customers’. The focus is on OSHE during application, without impairing the effectiveness of the cleaning process.
Ur products are water-based and free from hazardous chemicals. They do not contain any substances from the current EChA Candidate List of Substances (REACh). In addition, many of our cleaning agents do not require any labelling under the CLP Regulation. This is good for employee protection, and in addition it makes storage easier and saves costs for HAZMAT trainings and such.
They do not contain any of chelating agents that i.e. bind heavy metals. This way, deposits of strong chemical compounds that may endanger the environment are avoided. We rely on increased use of renewable surfactants of plant origin with a high and fast biodegradability.
Many of our products are VOC-free or -reduced, which makes them a substitute for solvents. In addition, in our BIO-CIRCLE parts washer we use cleaning agents that contain microorganisms for oil- and grease degradation. The application of this so-called white biotechnology also represents a powerful alternative to cold cleaners and other solvents.
As a rule, we refrain from using preservatives, and fragrances are specifically chosen, and their use is kept to a minimum or refrained from entirely. Plenty of our products have been dermatologically tested, featuring a good skin compatibility. NSF-certified cleaners, such as CB 100, may even be used in the food industry because they can be wiped off completely and substances will not be transferred to foodstuffs or their surfaces.
Energy efficiency is promoted by using our low-temperature products (CLEAN BLUE products). They already work effectively at room temperature.
MAKING GREEN WORK in waste disposal
Waste reduction and -prevention play an important role in waste disposal.
Therefore, our cleaning systems are designed as recirculation systems, which guarantees longer useful lives and longer service lives of the cleaner. This way, you not only reduce waste, you also save resources. In addition, our cleaners can be filled in reusable spray bottles that are very practical. Moreover, our BIO-CIRCLE L, UNO W, and ALUSTAR 300 cleaners are tested in accordance with ÖNORM B 5105 and can be treated by separating the oil therein by means of an oil separator.
Hence, a “green thread” runs through all processes of production, application and disposal.
MAKING GREEN WORK at a glance:
- Use of natural ingredients as far as technologically possible
- High and fast biodegradability of surfactants of plant origin
- Plenty of products have been dermatologically tested and feature a good skin compatibility
- As a rule, we refrain from using preservatives
- Fragrances are specifically chosen, and their use is kept to a minimum or refrained from entirely
- No use of chelating agents
- Free from hazardous chemicals –no substances from the current EChA Candidate List of Substances (REACh)
- Refillable spray bottles
- Protection of resources through the use of recirculation systems
- Energy-efficient low-temperature products
- With their microorganisms, the cleaners of the BIO-CIRCLE Liquid range serve as a powerful alternative to cold cleaners and other solvents