RAMPF receives environmental management certification

The company’s polymers and tooling groups are now in compliance with sustainability regulations.

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Germany’s RAMPF Group’s polymers and tooling groups have received certification to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard. The ISO 14001 standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s leading specification for environmental management systems. It aims to create a balance between operational cost-efficiency and environmental protection, and to continually improve this.

The companies tested and audited were RAMPF Holding, RAMPF Polymer Solutions, a developer and producer of reactive resin systems based on polyurethane, epoxy and silicone,and RAMPF Tooling Solutions, an international provider for board and liquid materials for cutting-edge modeling and mold engineering.

“With the introduction of the environmental management system to ISO 14001, we’re underlining that environmental protection and sustainability – which are firmly anchored in our RAMPF values – are a living, breathing part of our company philosophy. And we’re also making this clear to the outside world,” says Ralph Lutz, quality, health and safety manager at the RAMPF Group. Together with Rainer Faust, officer for the environmental management system, he is responsible for implementing and monitoring the targets that have been set.

By carrying out regular internal audits and inspections, Lutz and Faust ensure compliance with the strict requirements to ISO 14001. This includes organizing regular training courses for employees to consolidate sustainable approaches and environmentally-friendly practices in the group.

The measures also include an energy action program, with recording and evaluation of all energy flows relevant to the companies, such as electricity and gas consumption, and development of optimization measures.

As the continuous improvement process is a key part of the energy management system, it is an area of particular focus. Processes are coordinated and developed further due to precise documentation and evaluation of all data. Specific improvement measures are created based on set strategic objectives – examples include reducing resource consumption, emissions, and waste.

Other projects are currently underway with the aim of recycling the production waste occurring in manufacturing and machining processes. “We’re thus already following the German recycling management legislation applicable from 2017 onwards and making a further contribution to waste reduction and sustainability in terms of our production processes," Lutz says.