Environmental protection at CDA
Everyone"s talking about environmental protection, but does this reflect genuine awareness of the environment or is it just lip service?
At CDA, environmental protection isn"t just a fad. The preconditions for environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable production were already in place when the company was planned and set up, and are continually being built upon. For example, we utilise the heat recovered from the production plants for our heating circuit. Waste water is purified in a treatment plant which is monitored on a daily basis and is regularly inspected by the Environmental Agency and a specialist association. Our in-house printing of labels and inserts for data media also helps the environment by eliminating long transport routes, so reducing CO2 emissions.
CDA also of course fully supports the implementation of the EU REACH chemicals regulations of 1 June 2006 (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances) and has introduced all the measures necessary to achieve this on-time. We are also able to provide comprehensive lists of the ingredients of our products order-by-order, based on IMDS (International Material Data System) requirements, which in particular is able to meet the needs of our automotive sector customers.
We predominantly employ environmentally friendly and recyclable substances and materials in our production process. The production materials, such as polycarbonate waste, sputter masks and even our cleaning cloths, are recycled as far as possible.
Our procurement policy is also geared towards environmentally friendly products. For our in-house printing centre we predominantly use paper from sustainable forests that have PEFC certification. This ensures that the pulp used originates from well-managed forests and other controlled sources.
More information on the PRO EARTH pack is available here.