Claypaky launches CP Green – Spotlight on Sustainability Initiative to tackle the topic of sustainability with even more attention

Claypaky launches CP Green – Spotlight on Sustainability Initiative to tackle the subject of sustainability with even more attention

Respect for the environment was not enough. Claypaky’s goal is to design a better future by reducing its carbon footprint and increasing its energy efficiency. It’s just the beginning, but the spotlight is showing the way.

The carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions related to all inputs and outputs of resources and energy used throughout the life cycle of Claypaky products. As the climate changes, it is essential to reduce GHG emissions. To align with the global goal of keeping temperature rise below 1.5°C, Claypaky has decided to take up this challenge!

Claypaky has already implemented several projects to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities. Here are some examples :

  • Implemented Kanban control system in our manufacturing process to increase operation efficiency and reduce waste.

  • Optimization of compressed air production and test procedures leading to reduction of total electrical consumption and CO2.

  • Elimination of all solvent-based colored inks on our product packaging.

  • Paperless operation in the production process and paperless trade fairs.

But that’s just the start of a much bigger key business initiative.

Claypaky has launched a new corporate initiative “CP Green – Spotlight on Sustainability” to approach the topic of environmental sustainability with even more attention and in a more systematic way.

To coordinate all company initiatives, integrate them across the organization and ensure changes are executed, a sustainability team, led by Claypaky Director Andreas Huber, has been formed.

“Sustainability has become a top priority at Claypaky as we strive for sustainable entertainment products and operations for a safe and better world, sustainability is a crucial element in achieving our company’s ambitions and goals.” Says Marcus Graser, CEO of Claypaky.

“My mission is to orchestrate sustainability and environmental activities and foster enduring bonds within the company, inspiring and engaging colleagues across the Claypaky organization in their work to support sustainability activities and environment,” says Andreas Huber. “I will listen to any colleague’s ideas on how we can still improve.”

Thanks to the cooperation with Spinlife, spinoff of the University of Padova, supporting Claypaky in the techniques of strategic environmental management and sustainability management, a real scientific and strategic approach has been adapted in the project which is structured in three main phases:

  • Quantification of the current carbon footprint.

  • Definition and implementation of a strategic multi-year carbon management plan to achieve carbon neutrality.

  • Definition of concrete steps for offsetting and reducing the company’s Carbon Footprint.

In the early phases, the focus is on quantifying the current carbon footprint to understand environmental hotspots and what are the efforts to improve the current situation. The impacts will be identified throughout the “Life Cycle Assessment” approach: an engineering methodology centered on the quantification of the overall environmental impacts of a product or process throughout its life cycle according to standards internationally recognised.

After the analysis, the detailed carbon management plan will be defined with concrete measures on how to offset, reduce and eventually neutralize the company’s carbon footprint. This will include both the purchase of carbon credits and actions aimed at a more sustainable management of the various activities linked to their value chain.

All of this will be done in accordance with the official ISO 14064-1 certification standard and with the support and validation of a third-party certification body. Claypaky is proud to be the industry pioneer to strive for certification!

“Working for a climate-neutral future is fundamental to pursuing sustainable development. Claypaky understands the urgency to act now and believes the best way to do so is to take a science-based approach to addressing the climate change impacts of its activities to ensure real results are achieved. Spinlife is proud to contribute to this process and independently support the company in achieving this ambitious goal,” says Professor Alessandro Manzardo.

Spinlife, a spin-off from the University of Padua, guides public and private companies in the analysis and implementation of strategic and sustainable solutions by adopting a scientific approach. It helps organizations and local communities to reinvent themselves, optimize their processes and certify their progress, creating a bridge between business and sustainability.

Flights are energy-intensive and dependent on fossil fuels. These emissions from aircraft flights stay longer in the atmosphere. Since aircraft emissions are released high into the atmosphere, they have a significant impact on global climate change. To reduce environmental impact and partially offset emissions produced by business travel, Claypaky recently purchased 5,879 carbon credits to support the 2 x 90 MW Asahan 1 Hydroelectric Power Station, a year-round hydropower project. water in North Sumatra province developed by PT Bajradaya Sentranuse.

The project takes advantage of the Asahan River which receives water from its natural source, Lake Toba. The objective of this project is to provide zero-emission power to Sumatera Grid, a grid with a relatively carbon-intensive power supply that is located on the island of Sumatera and currently has no interconnection with the grid. other islands, for example Java and Kalimantan.

In addition to this, Claypaky is working on the new comic book packaging to eliminate the use of polystyrene, leading to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as the use of polystyrene has a significant impact on global warming. Claypaky is also constantly looking for new ways to reduce energy consumption. The production hall is about to be equipped with modern and energy-efficient lighting as well as new laser cutting machines will be installed, which will lead to further reductions in electricity consumption and therefore CO2 on-site emissions.

Claypaky believes that the path to a sustainable future is through concrete commitments and

transparency and will continue to share results along the way.

May 11, 2022

Jessica C. Bell