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On the Move

TO A SMALLER FOOTPRINT

Dometic on the Move - sustainability icon environment

We use materials and precious resources responsibly, improve waste management and lower emissions

Reduced environmental impact is a key priority in order to achieve a long-term, sustainable business model. Important areas include reduced energy consumption in production, lower emissions of CO2 from production and transportation, responsible use of raw materials, water and waste in production, as well as increased energy efficiency throughout the life cycle of each product. Dometic’s production units have set local targets to improve their environmental performance based on their production profile and improvement potential.

MATERIAL USE AND WASTE

The main materials used in Dometic products are plastics, steel, aluminium and copper. To minimize the use of resources, the ambition is to increase the use of recycled materials, along with enhanced reparability and recyclability in future product generations. Currently, the use of recycled materials in Dometic products, apart from recycled metals and cardboard, is focused on recycled plastics on a low scale.  

 

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Improved energy efficiency is one of the cornerstones and key challenges for Dometic. For years the Group has worked proactively with energy-saving programs aimed at reducing energy consumption at all facilities.  

In order to continue improving the energy efficiency in Dometic’s operations, a new energy savings target of 10 percent until 2021 has been set on Group level. Global CO2 emissions are disclosed yearly by CDP Carbon Disclosure Project.  

 

CHEMICALS

Dometic complies with applicable chemicals legislation, including REACH and RoHS, with the aim of phasing out CMR chemicals. Key issues also include responsible end-of-life handling of cooling agents. Dometic has developed an end-of-life technology for emptying cooling units in absorption refrigerators. This technology is also used in Dometic’s production units worldwide.

Key Activities and Targets

Targets 2019-2021

Reduce space
15 percent space reduction by 2021.

Accelerate energy saving
10 percent reduction of energy consumption by 2021.

Reduce water consumption
10 percent reduction of water consumption by 2021.

Increase recycling
75 percent recycling target of all waste by 2021.

Key Activities 2019-2021

Consolidation of locations to reduce space. 

Reduction of stock keeping units (SKUs) and components.

Modular product platform.

Digitalization throughout the entire value chain.

Consolidation of suppliers.

Increased coordination of transportation of goods.

Continue ISO 14001: 2015 certification.

Increased focus on Value Analysis / Value Engineering to reduce use of material and waste.