Controlling the impacts

Controlling the impacts of industrial activity

Sphere's environmental policy is measured by two indicators: the consumption of resources, site certification and the standardisation of the products.

Consumption of resources

Sphere has always endeavoured to reduce the consumption of raw materials as much as possible. This approach has enabled it to:

  • reduce thicknesses thanks to new generations of polyethylene,
  • incorporate reprocessed materials from the plastic waste recycling sector and the recovery of all production waste from its plants.

 In the same vein, the company is reducing its water consumption and replacing solvents with water-based inks thus limiting VOCs.

 

Certification of the sites

SPhere takes into account the impact of the company's activities on the environment, assesses this impact and reduces it. This is reflected in the certification of the production sites: certified ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. And as part of environmental management, initiatives have been taken in terms of safety, protection and improvement of working conditions.

 

Products standards compliance

Compliance with standards of quality, safety and environmental protection is an integral part of the innovation policy. SPhere was the first industrial company to be certified NF Environnement and NF Qualité for its ranges of refuse bags, freezer bags and aluminium foil rolls. These certifications are tailored to each country.
 

 

Reducing the products' carbon footprint

Contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a major focus in SPhere industrial and commercial development policy.

 

The use of renewable resources

SPhere markets bio-sourced products reducing their CO2 emissions by up to 95%.

The use of recycled raw materials

SPhere recycles all its industrial waste and collects sorted waste bags that it incorporates into its products and thus develops many bags made from recycled products for its various markets. It includes up to 20% of recycled materials in its production.