Spectro limits its ecological footprint
Dutch cleaning specialist Spectro continues to invest in a sustainable policy. The company has just shared its recent results, which indicates it’s smart to take corporate responsibility seriously.
The Oss-based cleaning company Spectro has been on the rise in recent years, thanks in part to the increasing focus on sustainability. The company is fully committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR), which looks at the effects of business operations on people, the environment and society.
There are a number of indicators in the field of sustainability, and Spectro shares the following results:
Per ton of finished product, Spectro emits 12.5 kg of CO2. This is 69.6% less compared to the industry average*.
In 2022, Spectro generated 268,133 kWh of energy through solar panels. That is equivalent to the consumption of over 95 households and more than enough to be energy neutral.
Per ton of finished product, Spectro uses 1250 liters of water. This is 26.4% more than the industry average**.
Per ton of finished product, Spectro produces 9.5 kg of waste. This is 36.7% less than the industry average*.
In 2022, Spectro returned 28,790 kg of plastic packaging and directly reused or recycled it. Of this, 523,454 1 liter bottles could be made.
*Based on KPI reporting 2021/2022
**This is mainly due to a lot of internal washing of packaging
Impact on the future
Attention to sustainability is indispensable in operations, according to director Laurens Metternich. “We try to limit the climate impact of everything we make and do. The main question is always: what impact does it have on our future? We try to use renewable-based raw materials as much as possible. Furthermore, our company is completely energy-neutral and we do a lot of waste reduction and water conservation.”
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In addition, Spectro tries to reduce the logistical impact of their products by designing packaging to fit more pieces on a pallet. And customers are also actively approached. Because the largest ecological footprint often lies with the customer, they know at Spectro. That’s why the company provides instructional videos and dosing systems and uses color coding, such that the right product is used in the right place.
“Furthermore, we ask our customers to return the empty packaging so that we can recycle it. Large industrial IBC containers go through the wash at our premises and we reuse it afterwards. The smaller plastic packaging we sort out ourselves by color, after which we throw it through the shredder in order to recycle it.”
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