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Solmax launches new environmental sustainability policy

News | December 7, 2022 | By:

Solmax has launched a new Environmental Sustainability Policy in an effort to achieve its goal of being the most socially and environmentally sustainable geosynthetics manufacturer. The policy sets out clear principles and guidelines to improve Solmax’s sustainability performance while allowing the company to proactively manage its environmental impact and sustainability across all 19 production facilities and offices across the globe.  

Landscape of the rocky shores of New Zealand. Photo courtesy of Solmax.

Commenting on the launch, Jean-Louis Vangeluwe, Solmax CEO says: “Independent analysis of geosynthetics versus conventional construction materials demonstrates that the use of geosynthetics can lower the total environmental footprint of a given project by approximately 75 percent when considering the total lifecycle from cradle-to-grave.  As Solmax is a world leader in sustainable construction solutions for civil and environmental infrastructure, we believe it is our duty to ensure that our solutions are manufactured in the most sustainable manner possible.” 

“Solmax products can be used to actively support the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” Vangeluwe continued. “Following extensive baselining activities, we are working with individual departments across the company, as well as other stakeholders, to deliver specific targets and objectives that will bring this policy to life and demonstrate how our whole company – not just our products – can make a positive contribution to these goals, in line with our overarching aim to make the world a better place – today and tomorrow.” Read the full policy here:

Landscape of Milford Sound in Piopiotahi, New Zealand after dark. Photo courtesy of Solmax.

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