Climate + Resources
To protect the climate, the environment and resources, we have set ourselves targets in the BÜFA Group and in the individual business areas.
In recent years, we have continued to drive forward e-mobility. We have set up charging stations for our own vehicle fleet at our locations and can now also offer two public charging stations at our holding company in Oldenburg.
The future is being created in the old BÜFA glass hall in Oldenburg-Ohmstede. Young companies and creative minds are settling in the incubator ZUKUNFT.unternehmen. Reason enough to also sustainably adapt the lighting for the future. More than 3,500 square meters have been converted to LED lighting.
In the Cleaning business unit, the "Cleaning Future Flow" project is being continued, whereby the saving of drinking water and wastewater in production makes an important contribution to the conservation of resources.
At the Chemicals site, we have had a new addition. Together with the Oldenburg Society for Nature Conservation, a nesting box for kestrels was installed at the Hude-Altmoorhausen site. The first kestrels were not long in arriving and the offspring are clearly enjoying themselves.
The Composites business unit is benefiting from a new filling line for hobbocks that conserves resources and is low in emissions. The automated processes mean that the filling speed is three times faster, and the more ergonomic working environment also deserves a positive mention. So-called formliners protect the actual transport containers from contamination and ensure simple, efficient and environmentally friendly disposal.
With the expansion of the solvent distillation plant at the Rastede site, BÜFA was able to achieve its goal of recycling contaminated flushing styrene and acetone in the plant as early as the first quarter of 2021.