Environmental protection ex-works in accordance with ISO 14001
In just two years, HAMM has established an extensive environmental management system and, in November 2020, was certified in accordance with ISO 14001. In doing so, goals were set for how to reduce emissions, protect resources, and minimise risks in the future. With the aid of various measures, the company will be able to continue to improve its environmental performance in the future. However, HAMM has been working on saving energy for considerably longer. As a result, the administration building has been heated and cooled via a geothermal energy system, that is to say, using renewable energy from the soil, since 2013. This prevents 86 t CO2 every year. CO2 emissions are also drastically reduced in many areas in production. Among other things, losses in the compressed air system were systematically identified and eliminated. Another project was the development of a special low-solvent, one-layer paint for the drums in cooperation with the paint suppliers. In conjunction with ISO 14001, HAMM will optimise heating in the production halls in the near future and, as a result, reduce gas consumption. Furthermore, HAMM has set itself the goal of reducing the amount of waste per machine by 20% by 2023. Various measures are required for this and these are being gradually implemented by the teams from Logistics, Purchasing, and Production Planning.