To provide sustainable products, ALUMINCO makes every effort to reduce any negative environmental impacts resulting from production processes.
In this effort we have implemented an effective environmental management system according to ISO 14001.The effectiveness of the system is ensured by the use of raw materials that are environmentally friendly, the low consumption by promoting renewable energy sources and the systematic management of waste generated by the manufacturing process.
Use Of Raw Materials
Main concern of ALUMINCO is the use of raw materials which are environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable. The main raw material used is aluminum, which is an ecological material of natural origin, non-toxic, 100% recyclable, in order not to have a negative effect on health and the environment.
The use of recycled aluminium in the production process increases more and more every year which reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 95%.
To achieve this, we receive information regarding the cycle of life of our products, providing knowledge for the development of new aluminum products where they have the ability to absorb more recycled aluminum. Additionally
• the packaging of aluminium profiles is being done only by recyclable material
• the eco-painting technology in our certified with QUALICOAT paint shop
• the use of the powders free from dangerous substances to the environment and humans
• the close cooperation with our suppliers and our customers to minimize the use of chemicals and always according to international regulations
Energy consumption and renewable
Constant pursuit of ALUMINCO is searching for ways to reduce energy consumption, including energy recycling and reuse solutions at local sites. Addressing the issues of energy we proceed promoting renewable energy in all our operating procedures.
Indicative, we mention that our company has completed the installation of a photovoltaic power system 1.2 Mwp at owned facilities on industrial property to the Prefecture of Viotia. The cooperation with the Greek electricity company for the sale of "clean" energy held on 26 May 2012.
In the first year the annual production was 1,750, 400 kWh of electricity, equivalent to the annual consumption of about 481 households. Regarding the environmental benefits of the project, over 1,700 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) were saved annually.
Recycling and waste
During the actual recycling process only a small percentage of the metal has turned into aluminum oxide. The recycling process itself requires only about 5% of the energy consumed for the production of primary aluminium. Because of this, a 95% energy and reducing emissions can be achieved.
At the same time, the garbage collection, sorting, storage and processed is being done in cooperation with authorized certified companies, through an effective waste management system.
ALUMINCO's commitment, is the search for solutions, with very limited impact on the environment, that provide the most appropriate Visual, technical and sustainable solution in the areas of construction.