Focus on sustainability
The main topic during the Partner Summit was the comprehensive activities of ARBURG and its partners in the area of sustainability. Samira Uharek, the ARBURG Sustainability Manager, gave an overview. The objectives include more production and resource efficiency, circular economy and reduction of the CO2 footprint. The spectrum ranges from FEM-optimised design, the use of near-contour raw materials and minimisation of sheet metal waste in the production of ALLROUNDERs, to services such as the arburgXworld customer portal, the testing of alternative plastics and the new "Action Plan: Energy" for on-site energy consulting at the customer's premises, to efficient waste management, the use of rainwater, wind power, geothermal energy and photovoltaics. As part of its action plan, ARBURG is continuously working to act in a more climate-neutral, socially responsible and responsible manner and makes this transparent in its sustainability report. Samira Uharek emphasised that ARBURG is able to rely on its consistent procurement policy and excellent supply chain management. A supply share of 72 per cent comes from Germany and 66 per cent of that from Baden-Württemberg. The sustainability activities of the suppliers have a positive effect on the machine balances and are therefore very valuable for ARBURG.