with our territories
The Poujoulat Group has undertaken an active approach to environmental preservation. As part of the company’s environmental responsibility, 3 issues have been identified: reducing the environmental impact of waste, improving energy performance, and reducing the carbon footprint. To date, five production sites, including the head office, have obtained ISO 14001 environmental certification.
Reduce the waste-related environmental impact
Our environment department is ramping up its waste management missions and actions: QSE department (Quality Safety Environment) present on 5 manufacturing sites, operational managers, trainers for delivering training.
The new overall waste management contract includes a communication plan for employees for sorting waste, hand-in-hand with local reinsertion firms… In order to reduce waste, Poujoulat SA set up 2 working groups in 2018 to reduce raw material scrap.
of waste produced by the activities of the different branches of the group are recovered (recycled or used in various waste recovery processes)
Improve energy performance
Poujoulat Group has invested heavily to reduce energy consumption: variable-speed compressors (Poujoulat SA 2014), variable-speed drives for the paint lines processes (Poujoulat 2016), gas furnaces replaced by condensation models (Westaflex 2017), etc. A multi-year replacement plan for all LED-technology lighting was initiated for all worksites in 2019, along with energy-saving awareness for all employees.
of the heating requirement on the Niort site currently provided by the biomass boilers
Reduce the carbon footprint
Poujoulat Group is a key player in developing renewable energies: full-carbon-accounting for the Niort site (Scope 3) performed on a yearly basis, innovative facilities privileging renewable energy sources (Biomass heating plant for the Niort site, wood drying at BOIS FACTORY in Indre in France, wood-fired heating plant at the Beirens facility, etc.), 2 working groups set up at Poujoulat SA to reduce the amount of production material scrap to reduce, in turn, indirect greenhouse gas emissions, etc.
Biomass boilers currently provide 80 % of the heating requirement on the Niort site which is already supplied with low carbon electricity. Very soon the Niort site will also benefit from electricity generated from its own on-site photovoltaic solar power station.
The Poujoulat Group has recently reviewed its power supply contract to ensure that from 2022 the majority of its electricity requirement comes from renewable sources.
16.3 g Equivalent CO2/kWh
emitted in 2019/2020
Discover the two other pillars of the “Positive Relationships” project
The social pillar
Trusting relationships with women and men
The societal pillar
Responsible relationships with our customers and partners
Download the entire project
The “Positive Relationships” project lists and details the actions and commitments taken by the whole of the Poujoulat Group on three major social, environmental and societal challenges.
The information presented in this publication, the projects carried out and the roadmap are the subject of a reasoned opinion by an independent third party.
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