Your company as well!
There is no discussion on the question if we need to care about the environment. The debate on the urgency is never an excuse not to take action now.
All employees of Axcentive have always considered carefully about minimizing the effect of their work on our environment. Waste separation, reducing paper consumption due to our new ERP, energy saving lighting, video conferencing, public transport for business travels, promotion via digital means, electronic invoices, etc. it is all common sense and being practiced to an ever increasing degree.
Axcentive – as a company – can do more. The next step is to make the supply chain aware that in relation to our products and services, decisions made by suppliers and customers, do have an impact on our environmental performance.
Paul van Lenthe, Executive Director of Axcentive comments: “In all what we do and offer we strive to satisfy and exceed the expectations of our customers. In that respect we offer for example smaller packaging or smaller and more frequent deliveries. Convenient for the customer and in a competitive world, we could make the difference in doing so! For the environment this may not always be the best option. Discontinuation of such services doesn’t help the environment when subsequently the customer decides to source elsewhere. The environment will play a bigger role in our communication with the market and we hope this will influence purchasing decisions so that we can come to solutions that benefit to all and particularly the environment. This is about working on a mentality. The technical improvements we try to achieve with new greener products or improved packing types are a different thing”.
Everybody knows the 3 key words: reduce, reuse and recycle.
Reduce: inefficiencies leading to excessive use of our products, packaging, small deliveries. Did you know that a 600 kg pallet of 2 kg buckets has almost 120 kg of packaging material (incl. pallet) against less than 20 kg for the same quantity of product packed in bags? Perhaps more environmental packaging options, such as Big Bags (FIBC’s) are an option. Contact us.
Reuse: inform us in an early stage if you have no longer any use of a product. Sometimes we can assist in supplying this to other users or simply take it back. This is better than disposal. Reuse pallets and other packing types, or arrange collection so that specialised companies can recondition drums for example.
Recycle: If possible, recycle excess product from your production, arrange collection of packing material by specialised companies who can recycle packing material responsibly.
For many of you this is natural behaviour, but given our global customer base in a variety of markets, we are convinced this message can still make a positive contribution.
Needless to say that is imperative to avoid contamination of the soil, air and surface/ground waters with our products. None of our products, nor their packaging materials are suitable for disposal in the environment. Even kraft paper takes decades to breakdown. Consult our Safety Data Sheets on advice for disposal and emergency response in case of accidental release.
If you are a distributor, communicate with your customers and appeal to their common sense in dealing with chemicals and the environment.
“Axcentive is there for you” so don’t hesitate to contact us on this subject in case of questions or better even, suggestions for action towards a better environment.