Roth successfully passes EMAS monitoring audit

21/01/2021

In December 2020, Roth Werke in Buchenau and Roth Plastic Technology in Wolfgruben successfully passed the follow-up audit conducted in accordance with the EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) environmental auditing system.

Environmental auditor Frank Meckel gave his approval to the environmental management system at both sites, as well as signing the company's current environmental declaration. Roth has been EMAS-certified since 2010.

Sustainability and environmental protection
When it comes to manufacturing energy-efficient products, environmental protection plays a part at every link in the value chain. Particular attention is paid to integrating proactive environmental protection measures when planning production activities and facilities. For instance, at its Buchenau site, Roth cut its absolute CO2 emissions by around 57 per cent in the period between 2008 and 2019, reducing the quantity from 5,411 to 2,328 tonnes. In the same period, the proportion of the total energy consumption sourced from renewable energy increased from 12.3 to 50.4 per cent. Meanwhile, the Wolfgruben site also slashed its absolute CO2 emissions by some 95 per cent, taking them from 1,443 tonnes to just 71. At the same time, the proportion of renewable energy in the total energy consumption rose from 26.8 to
96 per cent. Roth Plastic Technology offsets unavoidable emissions via the Klima-Kollekte compensation fund, meaning that it has been a climate-neutral company since 2017.
"As a family-owned company, we take our social responsibility seriously. For this reason, we are pursuing an ambitious climate protection programme and have developed our own environmental management system. Conserving resources is a key element of our corporate philosophy," says Christin Roth-Jäger, Managing Director of Roth.

About the EMAS
The EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) environmental auditing system is regarded as one of the strictest regulations in environmental protection. It was developed by the European Communities in 1993 for the voluntary environmental management and environmental auditing of companies that wish to improve what they do for the environment beyond legal requirements. The creation of an environmental management system and the processes are in line with ISO 14001.