Economic development must be accompanied by ecological and social development. Such are the ambitions of sustainable development, defined 20 years ago as "development which responds to the needs of present generations without compromising the future generations' capacity to respond to theirs".
The expression "Sustainable Development" was first used in 1987 in the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) report entitled "Our common future".
Translated into the French as "Développement Durable", it remains nonetheless a sustainable development which must be founded on basic principles which are indeed sustainable, but above all viable in the long term.
For the Solabia Group, Sustainable and Durable Development implies above all the need to think and act differently. It constitutes a real industrial strategy whose drivers are ethical ones and which is founded upon the 3 unifying principles of "ecologically acceptable, socially correct and economically viable".
Sustainable and Durable Development mobilises all the employees of the Solabia Group who have understood the objectives and among those, the aim to sustain the planet.
In this way, at all levels of the business, the Solabia Group is implementing actions which notably target the reduction of its energy consumption by optimising its industrial installations and the integration of new, more economic technologies.
In France :
The Beauvais site :
- Waste recycling as substitute fuels and compost
- Recycling of certain materials
- Treatment of metallic waste
- Implementation of selective triage
- Optimized packaging in completely recyclable materials
- Energy consumption monitoring (gas, electricity)
The Group has been able to achieve a reduction in both its water consumption and waste discharge at this site.
The Anet site :
- Selective triage and treatment of collected waste (paper, cardboard, plastic, metals)
- Wastewater treatment center
- Detailed diagnosis of the site's energy consumption
- Action plans which aim to significantly reduce gas and electricity consumption
- Systems for water economy
In Brazil :
- Use of a Eucalyptus wood-fuelled boiler to produce steam and reduce fossil fuel consumption, by replanting each tree
- Carbon neutral factory: every emission of CO2 is compensated by reforestation to limit the greenhouse gas effect
- Use of solar panels for the production of hot water
- Installation of a waste treatment center
- Waste triage
For Solabia, Sustainable Development is not just a fashionable concept but a real commitment lived on a daily basis.
"By Solabia, Your Planet Partner"