Everyone talks about the environment – but we have made it our mission to walk the talk. Corporations across the globe are part of the problem, and we must become part of the solution.
We accept the challenge, and we subject ourselves to 3rd party control to ensure that our actions back up our rhetoric – so you can do business with us with a clean conscience.
The EU estimates that 3 billion tons of waste is thrown away in Europe every year. This number continues to rise and the OECD calculates that it will have increased by 45 % in 2020, if nothing is done to reverse the problem. [Source: OECD]
At Abena we do not want to add to that statistic. We realise that running a production facility can affect the environment and for that reason, we take every possible precaution to keep our waste level at an absolute minimum.
Our own production in Denmark recycles 95 % of all waste coming from our production of incontinence pads and baby nappies. The waste consists of e.g. foil wrapping from raw materials and surplus textiles.
Abena’s waste is collected and sold to recycling companies, where it is processed in a cradle-to-cradle lifecycle that transforms it into new raw materials. This enables us to handle waste in an environmentally-friendly way that helps decrease the exploitation of natural resources.