Our responsibility for the future,
the environment and sustainability
Commitment to continuous improvement
At Flötotto, we believe that an environmental policy that encompasses sustainable action is obligatory. This is a factor that will continue to become ever more important over the years and as conditions on our planet worsen. Our commitment to innovation and new technologies enable us to make extensive use of materials and manufacturing techniques that are part of our optimisations. Our commitment to innovation and design is permanent and goes hand in hand with respect for our environment. We make our work as good as possible in order to satisfy our customers – and to protect our planet.
In accordance with the eco design concept, we design products in an environmentally friendly way. Currently, humans are consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate. The facts clearly state that it is high time we considerably reduce our consumption in order to preserve nature for the future. Eco design is designed to create socially acceptable conditions and therefore preserve quality of life, it serves to safeguard and create permanent employment and it is a prerequisite for social and political stability.
Immediate improvements to a product are possible thanks to the cyclical concept of the design (reuse, recycling …), long product life, reduction in use of materials and energy and the avoidance of toxic materials. The products that we manufacture can be taken apart to separate the components. This means we can make sure that as many of our products as possible can be recycled. This is achieved through the careful selection of materials and limiting the number of materials used in each product. Making optimal improvements to each product also contributes to conserving materials and energy and making processing easier.
The Flötotto environmental policy is based on the principle of sustainable development. Environmental issues are multifaceted and affect the economy and society in equal measure.
We see it as our clear responsibility and purpose to continuously improve the sustainability of our business processes based on national and international environmental laws and recommendations. We assess every reliable solution that comes our way in order to increase protection for humans and improve interaction with natural resources.
Commitment to sustainable development
Humans are responsible for safeguarding the process of sustainable development in order to ensure that the requirements of today can be met without preventing future generations from being able to meet their own requirements.
Flötotto has dedicated itself to sustainability. As a result, we are committed to the following tasks:
We work on identifying environmental issues and systematically managing them.
The environmental effects of products should not be seen solely in terms of the era in which they are made, but also in terms of the entire life cycle of the product. We evaluate each technological advance with the aim of furthering our environmental improvements.
In our production process, we have implemented far-reaching measures in collaboration with the energy efficiency agency NRW:
- Machines and equipment that are more energy efficient
- Heating from radiant heat
- Solid fuel heating for wood waste:
The annual savings in CO2 made from these measures are approximately 45,000 kg and correspond to the CO2 emissions of a new car every year for approximately 2,799,398 kilometres.
- Daylight-dependent lighting management: savings of up to 70%.
Production systems and product design
We are convinced that environmentally friendly product innovations will be an important element in our competitive strategy in future and will also be regarded by society as important. We need to make real progress in our goal of achieving sustainability.