We are part of an industry with increasing concerns for environmental performance and change through voluntary stewardship and regulatory guidance. Reducing the environmental impact through the products and services we provide is at the core of our activity. As the technology leader, we have opted for a real technical carbon footprint emission reduction versus CO2 certificate trading.
Click here to download the latest JSP LCA Certificate. This is based on the life cycle assessment (LCA) the environmental impacts of expanded polypropylene ARPRO, ARPRO Recycled (25%), ARPRO Recycled (30%), ARPRO 35 Ocean and ARPRO REvolution. The assessment was performed using the LCA method conducted in accordance with ISO 14040. Environmental impacts were characterised using PEF 3.0 methodology of the European Union. ARPRO grades have the lowest ecological footprint amongst our peers in life cycle assessment today.
Our direct CO2 emission intensity has been reduced by 40% vs 2011 by process improvements and optimisation. As a result of process innovations and in part thanks to 100% renewable electricity used in our production plants, we have reduced the CO2 footprint of all of our products. We have developed ARPRO Recycled grades having an even lower carbon footprint while maintaining the same performance properties of virgin ARPRO. We continue to innovate to provide additional emission reductions.
CO2(e) savings can also result from the ability to deliver component weight reductions of up to 35%. If this saving is applied to the number of cars sold annually, an environmental saving of nearly 16 million tonnes of CO2(e) could be achieved.
Our environmental footprint is important to us for many different reasons. We take great care in keeping any effect we have on the environment to the absolute minimum. There are several factors that we consider to ensure we are doing everything we can:
We continually look at our energy consumption in all areas of the business.