Hunold + Knoop Kunststofftechnik GmbH
Corveyer Straße 5
Protecting and preserving nature is a big and important task. Most people are aware of this, including our customers and us at H+K. Start small, think big: it is our responsibility as well to make little changes that have a huge impact. By taking environmental protection into account in our daily work and production processes, we as a company can help to ensure that resources are used sparingly and not wasted. This way, ecosystems and important material cycles remain intact. Read more about our objectives, strategies and projects here:
Offer the customer a real benefit – this is our guideline. Environmental protection is therefore an integral part of our corporate policy. We are committed to continuous improvement and avoidance of environmental pollution.
Through intensive analyses, we discover potential for improvement in order to do protect the environment with cross-company solutions. Our company ensures compliance with the applicable legal obligations and other requirements. We see ourselves as responsible for determining and evaluating the significant environmental aspects of our work. The realization of our environmental goals is based on a structured breakdown into individual goals.
Our photovoltaic system has been producing electricity since 2010. The principle is well-known and comparatively simple: Solar cells convert light energy (usually from sunlight) into electrical energy. This happens when light hits the silicon solar cells and the electrons they contain are excited.
With our solar system, we contribute to the protection of the environment. Instead of using nuclear or coal energy, we rely on self-produced, climate-friendly electricity. In 2010 and 2011, the plant was expanded in two stages (1st stage: 45 kWp - 2nd stage: 136 kWp) and now reliably produces energy for our company. So far, this is a total of 1,075,000 kWh and over 640 tons of avoided CO2! This is good for our environment and it reduces the ecological footprint of our H+K products - and thus also that of our customers.
You can see the current status of our power generation and the CO2 saved in the following image:
More and more microplastics end up in the world's oceans, due in part to losses along the production chain in the plastics processing industry. As a participant in the GKV initiative "Zero Pellet Loss", it is our goal to work actively with other companies to combat environmental pollution and to promote responsible use of nature and resources. For H+K this means: identifying and eliminating weak points in the production process that lead to pellet loss.