At Prevex, we have worked towards lowering our carbon emissions for a long time already. Following the guidelines set by the GHG Protocol, we managed to achieve operational carbon neutrality in 2023.
Back in 2019, our Finnish factory switched to 100% climate neutral energy. In 2021, our Polish factory – which was closed in 2023 – followed the example. Since then, Prevex’s water traps have been produced using a varying mix of climate neutral energy sources like wind, sun, hydro and nuclear power. These actions helped us reach operational carbon neutrality in 2023.
We have also made other measures to lower the carbon footprint of our operations. In 2020, we installed a heat pump in our Finnish factory, which makes use of the surplus energy generated during production. Annually, this saves an equivalent of 745 MWh in district heating.
That same year, we also installed solar panels on the walls of our production facility in Finland. Under optimal conditions, the panels provide all the electricity needed for our office facilities nearby.
In 2023, Prevex reached operational carbon neutrality. This goal was achieved through compensating for the remaining part of our direct and indirect CO2 emissions. We aim at continually decreasing the amount of compensation, from 7,5% in 2023 to 3% in 2025.
Read more about our principles for climate compensation
The next step on our journey towards carbon neutrality is to gradually introduce recycled raw materials in both products and packaging. This work started in early 2022, when a new version of our best-selling water trap Smartloc was introduced, containing 45% recycled polypropylene (rPP). Our other water traps soon followed.
We aim to gradually increase the amount of rPP in products – in the future, 90% of the raw material will be rPP. At the same time, we have also switched to recycled plastic in our packaging. All these measures will help us further reduce our CO2 emissions.
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