Always Improving

We strive for perfection, but never hope to reach it. Perfection is an ideal. It is what drives us to constantly better ourselves.

At Fibertex Personal Care, we know the importance of minimising harmful effects through smarter designs, cleaner production procedures and more comprehensive disposal alternatives.

In this matter, Carbon Footprinting is an appropriate response to monitoring our value chain, answering our customers’ requests for greener products, and providing our Supply Chain down-stream actors with this documentation. We identity hotspots in the value chain and thus it will support and guide us in future product redesign and engineering initiatives. Our Cradle-to-Gate above entails more than 2000 processes in total.

Measuring progress

The carbon footprint assessment we made in 2011, is by design a snapshot in time,
but it’s a snapshot that allows us to measure our progress quantitatively from now on.
Polypropylene 1949 kg of CO2
Natural gas94 kg of CO2
Electricity649 kg of CO2
Road Transport119 kg of CO2
Sea Transport58 kg of CO2
Other38 kg of CO2
Stated CO2 values are equivalent to IPPC GWP100a. The analysis came to the result that producing one functional unit in 2011 (1 t of white nonwoven spunmelt fabric) releases the equivalent of 2907 kg of CO2 (IPPC GWP100a) in the atmosphere.

We are never done improving

The following three cases demonstrate some of the improvements already gained from our environmental efforts.

Recycle and reduce

Through improved waste management, which includes the fact that no waste has been going to landfill for more than ten years, and through increased use of recycling waste into new nonwoven, the usage of virgin P has decreased substantially.

This has accumulated into a combined total saving of almost 100,000 tonnes of virgin polypropylene resin from 2000-2011.

1000 metric tonnes

Space is a terrible thing to waste

For several years we have worked diligently with our transporters and customers to optimise the utilisation of each truck and container, whereby we now save almost one thousand truckloads/containers each year, helping to reduce road congestion as well as CO2 emissions.

By optimising truck utilisation, we now save almost 1000 truckloads/containers each year.

Truckloads
Truckloads reduced

The next heat generation

Over the last few years we have changed several of the heating systems on our production lines from electrical heating to natural gas heating, which has a considerably lower carbon footprint pr. kWh.

The carbon footprint saving stems from the relatively low carbon foot print of natural gas burning combined with the direct use of the
calorific energy.

Electricity, 1999
Natural gas, 1999
Electricity, 1999
Natural gas, 1999
Read the full report

Environment & Energy Policy

Fibertex Personal Care is committed to working with continual improvements and to:

  • Improving the efficiency of our energy consumption
  • Reducing waste
  • Focusing on waste management to increase the share of recycled waste
  • Focusing on product safety
  • Motivating our employees through information, education and training

Relevant legislation and statutory requirements set the minimum standard at Fibertex Personal Care.

Certifications

In 2001 we were among the first spunbond/spunmelt producers to get certified according to ISO 14001 and we have been updating and expanding our certifications ever since. View our certifications below.

ISO 50001:2011

View certificate

Oeko-tex® Standard 100 Certificate

View certificate

DS/EN ISO 14001:2004

View certificate