Committed to the preservation of the environment, ASTIC is assessing it’s carbon footprint in order to have a complete idea of our impact!
Initiated in September 2021, as part of a collective action originally conceived of by IPC (Innovation Plasturgie Composites), the assessment of our company’s carbon footprint will continue until the end of summer 2022. The results and the actions to be taken in order to limit our greenhouse gases should be known by the end of the year.
A carbon footprint assessment is obligatory for all businesses of over 500 employees or local authorities with over 250 officers. With our 70 workers ASTIC does not enter into these categories, we have signed up to this initiative to demonstrate a proactive commitment to improving our environment as of now!
To have an all around view, emissions are assessed in 3 segments.
The first concerns the greenhouse gases emitted directly by the company (heating the premises, emissions linked to vehicles owned by the company, etc.).
The second groups together indirect emissions. These are emissions produced during manufacturing.
The third is all other indirect emissions such as: purchasing of merchandise and raw materials, paid for services, travel from home to work, use of sold products etc…
Thus, over a whole year, all our various activities will be evaluated, at every level. This assessment will lead to the development of a plan which will prioritise those areas that need addressing the most. “For us, the challenge is both individual and collective, in response to the needs of the sector” explains Alexandra ASTIC, head of the QHSE System Service – EHS, communication and HR.
This assessment has a double objective. Firstly collective: such as pooling data, from companies signed up to the group action, which will make it possible to generate a common business database specific to the plastics industry. Secondly individual: our company will benefit, from this group action, through the acquisition of data, modelling of our carbon footprint and to finally interpret the results, in order to carry out a coherent plan to reduce our own carbon footprint.
« We want to take a virtuous approach, meeting the environmental requirements of our clients, whilst encouraging our suppliers to follow the same path. We firmly believe that, through social responsibility, our company has a role to play, in achieving carbon neutrality, prior to 2050, as specified in the Paris Agreement » concludes Alexandra ASTIC.