At Endutex our goal is to use, responsibly, all resources in the industrial process and reduce the environmental impact of our activities.
Our raw material originate from renowned suppliers, complying with all applicable European legislations, namely REACH regulation. With a lot of European based suppliers, transportation costs are minimized and unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions are prevented.
Raw material stocks are kept at minimal quantities, stored and used in order to prevent soil, water and air contamination. Endutex uses predominantly recyclable materials in its packaging.
Endutex is under the IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) directive, i.e., all environmentally impacting activities are identified, controlled and permanently monitored in order to comply with the applicable legislation. The energy used is permanently monitored and consumption rationalization plans are implemented in order to use the fewest energy possible.
Water is essentially used in closed circuit industrial cooling in order to minimize its use. Liquid effluent (mainly domestic-type) is forwarded to a public wastewater treatment plant. Endutex filters its gaseous effluents in order to recover materials and reintroduce them in the productive process. When material recovery is not possible, effluents are treated in a heat recovery facility. Our products are, more and more water based, making them environmentally friendly.
One of our goals is to minimize waste production at the various stages of our industrial projects. However, our activity generates some residues. Our goal is to recycle, as much as possible, all internal wastes – reusing them in the productive process.
When internal usage is not possible, Endutex established partnerships with waste recycling companies that will sell them to other companies where they are used as raw materials or for energy production. When none of this options is economically viable, they will go through an elimination process, namely in a landfill monitored by local authorities.
Endutex implemented elimination and restrictions for some materials (like heavy metals) in our products manufacturing, thus preventing risks for the environment and human health. Endutex has developed a range of “Eco” products, for example, PVC free and phthalate free products.
The current development of a product for digital printing based on 100% recyclable polyolefin is a major step towards introducing more environmentally friendly products on the market.
R&D projects are continuously running with other companies and science institutions in order to increase our knowledge regarding a better use of resources.
Endutex hopes that these developments will bring other ways of decreasing the environment impact of its activities and a better future to all of us.
Endutex established energy consumption rationing plans in order to achieve a more efficient use, therefore contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Endutex recently installed, on the industrial unit roofs, a 250 kW photovoltaic energy palnt which produces about 400 MWh per year.
This way, Endutex produces clean electric energy, directly from the sun, avoiding natural resources depletion, decreasing CO2 emissions.
Endutex Group companies are committed, in their scope of influence, to take the required measures to ensure its activities are conducted within a spirit of compliance with applicable legal requirements, fairly exerting its activities in order to contribute to a sustainable development of our society. They are also committed to treat social and environmental aspects and respect ILO (International Labour Organization) Conventions, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations (UN) Conventions about children’s rights and elimination of any form of discrimination against women.
Endutex does not use any of the so-called “Conflict Materials” which directly or indirectly fund or benefit conflict and human rights abuses in conflict areas.
The growth and sustainability of Endutex’s businesses depend on its ability to provide its customers, shareholders, employees and interested parties with recognized value in an unequivocal and continuous manner. This requires an orientation to the real needs and expectations of the market, a planned and careful monitoring of the entities that can influence the dynamic factors that mark our competitiveness and a focus on the production of knowledge about the market, products and services, manufacturing processes and their organization. We are aware that this has to be efficiently implemented in innovative products and services that allow us to gain new market segments, and hold loyalty of current customers.
The Management of ENDUTEX – Revestimentos Têxteis, S.A., takes the lead in this challenge, investing in continuous technological evolution, improving flexibility and productivity and optimizing human potential as whole. We believe that ENDUTEX Management System, essentially built according to the requirements of ISO 9001 standard, can leverage the purpose of sustaining our development with a culture focused on permanent innovation, continuous improvement, pollution prevention and risk management. This principle, together with strict compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including those relating to hygiene, safety and environment, are vital elements of our organization, for which the participation and commitment of everyone involved is paramount. The Administration of ENDUTEX undertakes to provide the necessary resources for the implementation and revision of this policy, as well as for its diffusion within the organization, so that it is understood and practiced by all its employees in an active way.
Endutex has established a Code of Conduct where a set of rules is defined for a sound posture in accordance with business best practices and current legislation.
This code is valid for all employees, internally in the activities carried out at Endutex and externally in the interaction with other interested parties.