Sustainability and security concerns are ingrained into CurTec’s ethos. One sees this mindset reflected in their High Performance Packaging and approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CurTec defines sustainability as doing everything possible within their power to build a better social, economic and ecological future by engaging in continuous improvement.
Despite advanced process automation, people remain the key to success. Only through their knowledge, skill and enthusiasm will CurTec continue to deliver excellence. They continuously invest in employee vitality and development programs. They conduct a life-stage oriented personnel program to support sustainable human resource management and to promote positive good will among the staff.
Since 2009, CurTec has followed a long-term policy and taken many steps to use energy more wisely and reduce environmental impact:
By 2019, CurTec will install an energy monitoring system which indicates sudden increases in energy consumption and allows for corrective and preventive measures.
CurTec’s production process creates various types of waste: plastic processing scrap, product rejects, packaging materials of raw materials and bins of worn machine parts. All waste is separated, reused if possible and processed by certified waste collection companies.
The reusability of plastic not only offers advantages to end users but also to plastic processors. CurTec grinds all processing waste and rejected products. The plastic grains are reused internally or sold. Our suppliers of EPDM gaskets and metal bars have even stopped using one-way packaging and switched to CurTec’s reusable crates further eliminating waste.
CurTec obtains raw materials from certified suppliers who share our sustainability philosophy. Suppliers such as Sabic – a plastic manufacturer and one of the initiators of the Green Chemistry Campus, where suppliers, governments and knowledge institutes work on upscaling new and sustainable materials and chemicals for the packaging industry.