Environmental management at Greif-Velox

More efficient, more powerful, more sustainable: Our excellent environmental management

We did it in record time: Within just three months, we were awarded the environmental management standard ISO 14001 in addition to the international quality management standard ISO 9001. Our customers benefit most from this: They can rely on the fact that our processes and our technical developments are also optimized with regard to environmental standards. This means we can offer long-lasting, resource-saving and high-performance machines - for greater economic sustainability. Because their use not only reduces the CO2 footprint. The systems also provide security when meeting legal requirements. This is possible thanks to our professional procedures and optimized processes. We are concerned with constantly improving - producing and working in a more energy-efficient, resource-saving and lower-emission manner. The basis for this is deep process thinking, at the center of which is our six-stage project execution process (PAP), which makes our projects even leaner, more sustainable and more transparent from planning to installation. This makes our customers even happier - worldwide.

Recognizing and using potential for improvements

The professional process begins with the structured recording of requirements, which continues in production control on the shop floor, i.e. in production. The foundation of shop floor management is: the visualization of the daily challenges in terms of capacity, material and technical difficulties. These come together from various channels and are processed in a structured and prioritized manner: We have set up a non-conformity management (NCM) that helps us, for example, to react immediately to possible deviations and to define sustainable measures. Each of our employees also has the opportunity to contribute ideas. In board meetings, the team decides what should be implemented. "Through daily discussions about the challenges and through the open handling of errors that arise in every production in the world, a huge potential for improvement is revealed," says Operations Director Bastian Bauer.

Environmental aspects of our systems

This potential for improvement also specifically affects environmental aspects in our systems. A large part of this is the energy efficiency of our machines, which starts in several places. For example, we already consider in the development phase that environmentally friendly and energy-efficient components, such as motors, are planned and installed. The materials and auxiliary materials are selected so that they can be used over the entire life cycle of the system and, if possible, do not need to be replaced. Thanks to our approach, which takes all areas from construction to production to service into account right from the start in the design phase, fewer resources are systematically required and more environmentally friendly components are used. In addition, we ensure that only standard materials and series products are installed in our systems. Because fewer special materials means resource-saving production. We are also committed to the sensible use of paper bags instead of form-fill-seal bags (FFS) made of plastic.

No product waste

We have developed other systems that ensure that none of the product is lost during the bagging process. While standard packers with their mechanically fixed dosing openings can cause inaccuracies in dosing, our systems are equipped with VALVO CONTROL. The patented system ensures that the optimum dosing accuracy is achieved so that none of the product is wasted.

Time and resource-saving system service

Time and resource-saving system service The sustainability of our systems extends to maintenance: With our optimized system service, 95 percent of fault reports can be resolved via remote maintenance. This saves time, stress, travel costs - and in turn protects the environment. Our experts are only deployed on site in five percent of cases.

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