Environment Reports – 2017

bannerAt PFB Corporation, we are concerned with the future of the planet and the effects that modern  lifestyles may be having on climate change.

PFB Corporation is committed to conducting its operations responsibly, mindful of the economic, environmental and social impacts of its operations.

Sustainability Through Action

PFB Corp. has always been transparent with their sustainability practices. Each year, information on the consumption of Energy and the Management of Wastes and Amount of Emissions are being reported during the annual sales conference.

The following parameters are being discussed:

Waste
Waste is a significant issue for manufacturers like PFB both from a cost perspective and its environmental impact. PFB is continually looking for ways to reduce the generation of waste and, wherever possible, reuse and recycle. Total waste to landfill increased by 14% in 2015 over the previous year. This was caused by increased production levels and introduction of new products and processes. Efforts are underway to determine ways to optimize these processes and take action to reduce waste by diverting scrap materials to alternate recycling streams and by improving production yields. 

WasteToLandFill

Energy
Direct electricity and natural gas consumption in our operations increased slightly in 2015 over the previous year. The increase was due to an overall increase in production levels. Energy consumption has been a significant focus of our individual facilities as we work toward improving efficiencies through installation of energy efficient lighting, equipment and administrative controls for managing equipment operation schedules. 

Direct-Energy

Emissions
Our focus for the past several years has been to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by using fossil fuels more efficiently. Additionally, PFB has an initiative underway to substitute raw material inputs with materials that contains less VOC expanding agent. Since 2008 we have increased our usage of low VOC raw materials to 72% in 2015. This has resulted in an average annual VOC emissions reduction of over 100 tonnes.

VOC-Emissions-Intensity-2017

Corporate Responsibility

For the past 10 years PFB Corp. has reported the material impacts our activity has on the environment. We tabulate and report our emissions, energy usage and waste generated. Our focus continues to be on improving our performance through a process of continuous improvement.

Environmental conservation has always been a top priority as shown in the practices, products and processes, including energy efficient buildings.

To learn about PFB Corporation and their sustainability directives, visit http://www.pfbsustainability.com.

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