Environment and Society


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Acting responsibly

One of NMC’s declared objectives is to operate sustainably, ecologically and socially responsible. For us, socially responsible actions, environmental protection and sustainability are inseparably linked. This is in the interest of our customers, employees, shareholders and future generations. We thus look beyond the bounds of our company and engage ourselves in a wide variety of areas related to sport, the arts, culture and society.
The aim of our self-responsible actions is to make sure that our products do not damage either people or the environment. To this end, NMC has defined company-wide standards to protect the environment and guarantee safety. The fundamental basis for these standards is the “Responsible Care” initiative for the chemical industry. NMC emphasizes its company-wide uniform compliance with environmental and safety standards. For this purpose all of our companies and subsidiaries are bound to comply to our fundamental principles and goals as well as the "Responsible Care" initiative.
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An Environment which promotes life

The efficient use of resources such as water and electricity is just as important to NMC as the consistent and continuous implementation of strict environmental protection through waste reduction, recycling, air pollution control and prevention of water pollution.

The experts were amazed when we switched our production not only to CFC-free, but also to HCFC-free processes in 1988. Even back then our shareholders, management and engineers saw how critical global warming would be in the third millennium.

So today, we recycle almost 100 percent of the residual and waste polyethylene material from production and reincorporate it into the production process.
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REACH - more responsibility for the company

The new EU chemicals regulation concerning the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals (REACH) entered into force on 1 June 2007. The aim of REACH is to protect people and the environment while increasing the competitiveness of the European industry. The new regulation creates uniform laws across Europe and replaces the existing arrangements for scrap analysis and registration of new materials.

REACH affects all manufacturers, importers and users of chemicals in the EU who must take on even more responsibility for the safe handling of chemicals. For more information, various download possibilities are available here.