Rehau named among sustainability leaders
September 14, 2020 | 9:30 am CDT

Rehau has been developing sustainable approaches across its value chain and putting them into practice. These efforts have now been recognized with the inclusion of Rehau in the series of 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders, an initiative by media production agency TBD Media Group in conjunction with the United Nations.

The aim of the 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders campaign is to draw attention to this issue and provide companies with a platform on which to showcase their commitment before an international audience.

“As a family business, Rehau adopts a long-term approach to its responsibility toward future generations,” said William Christensen, CEO of the Rehau Group. “To be one of the 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders is a real incentive for our 20,000 employees to continue striving for greater sustainability and climate protection. In a nutshell, we want to lead the way when it comes to circular economies.”

By 2025, Rehau plans to increase its recycling rate across the group to well over 15 percent while reducing CO2 emissions by at least 30 percent.

Using recycled materials rather than new materials in production can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 88 percent. In addition to the manufacture of polymer systems, Rehau focuses on the processing and reuse of post-consumer and post-industrial waste materials. Rehau already develops and manufactures products from recycled materials in all of its activities across the furniture, construction and automotive industries.

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