At Mifa we find the environment is extremely important. Mifa Surface Treatment has been ISO 14001 certified for a long time, but it does not stop there. At Mifa, we take action to reduce our ecological footprint.
Reduce harmful substances and energy consumption
Mifa is part of the listed company Aalberts. Together with Aalberts, Mifa contributes to a cleaner and more sustainable environment. The aim is to work with other Aalberts shareholders to reduce the use of harmful substances and / or to remove them from products and processes.
We have been measuring all our energy and water consumption since 2017. The figures below shows the measurement of all Aalberts companies in 2019. Aalberts reports the C02 emissions of the entire group with the requirements of the GHG protocol. The diagrams show, among other things, that our energy consumption decreased by 8.2%, our CO2 emissions decreased by 9.7% and water consumption also decreased by 6.2% compared to last year.
You can find more about sustainability at Aalberts here.
New sprinkler system in production halls
Below you find an overview of some of the actions we have taken:
Control of the environmental risks and health resulting from the activities of the organization. For example, our production halls are being equipped with a sprinkler system. These protect our people, production halls and production processes against fire. The temperature sensitive sprinkler will be installed in the coming weeks. When a fire starts, the sprinkler will spread water through the Mifa production halls. This allows a starting fire to be extinguished or controlled until the fire brigade is on site. In this way, the sprinkler system protects people and the environment. The toxic flue gases produced by a fire cause the most victims. Due to the cooling effect, the sprinklers limits the formation of these toxic gases. In this way, the fire cannot break out any further and we limit the damage to the environment.
The sprinkler system components are produced by the company VSH. Just like Mifa, VSH is part of Aalberts and supplies fully sustainable quality products. They are ISO9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified: http://vsh.eu
Our own recycling center and more environmentally efficient production halls
Mifa Surface Treatment has its own recycling ‘center’. In the recycling center, we separate waste flows according to the type of raw material. The sorted raw materials are thus easier to recycle or break down. In this way we burden the environment less.
In our new production halls we focus on reducing energy consumption. among other things by using LED lighting and more efficient drive of the press.
Mifa produces profiles with the sustainable raw material aluminum
There is often a debate whether aluminum is sustainable as the material requires a lot of energy to produce it. However, aluminum lasts for decades and the aluminum can also be recycled for 95%. The long lifespan in combination with recycling makes aluminum sustainable. Besides, the material is also low maintenance. Especially when you compare aluminum with other metals.
Secondary production uses 95% less energy than primary production. And according to the International Aluminum Institute, 75% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use!
Would you like more information about corporate social responsibility?
As a leading production company, we are at the heart of society. The company is very aware of its own social role. A role with responsibilities that extend further than the financial and economic management.
We look at the options for impacting the environment from a "life cycle" perspective. This means that the possible environmental aspects of suppliers and customers also fall within the environmental management system.
In this way, in accordance with national and international standards, we want to significantly reduce negative environmental aspects and our ecological footprint.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions? Don't hesitate to contact us.