Content - Sustainability
For Autoneum, sustainability is a major aspect of corporate management. Since 1997, our company has adhered to environmental and safety principles that reflect the group’s commitment to sustainable development. For Autoneum, sustainability includes acting responsibly in relation to the environment and natural resources, managing personnel with consideration and engaging in dialog with official bodies and the local population at its sites.
Autoneum collects all data of relevance for the sustainable management of the company in the KPI Manager database. These are analyzed annually in order to assess Autoneum’s sustainability performance.
Autoneum makes considerable efforts to ensure that the environmental impact of its products throughout their life cycle is as small as possible, also by employing production processes that enable more effective and efficient utilization of the raw materials used. Autoneum involves not only the reutilization of waste, but also maximum recyclability of the products manufactured. With efficient thermal and noise insulation cladding, Autoneum helps to reduce vehicles’ fuel consumption and emissions.
In recent years, Autoneum has developed methods and material technologies for producing innovative thermo-acoustic engine enclosures. These enable CO2 emissions to be reduced – a major goal of the automotive industry.
Binding CO2 limits have already been stipulated in Europe and the USA. Other important countries such as Japan and China will soon follow suit. CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 5 g per vehicle per 100 km by means of engine encapsulations. This would result in a reduction of some 50 000 tons in CO2 emissions by the automobiles produced globally in one year.
Based on its unique combination of know-how in acoustics and thermal management, Autoneum can integrate into the encapsulation a function to enhance noise insulation in addition to heat retention. The system thus also helps to reduce exterior noise emitted by vehicles.