When producing millions of incontinence products and baby diapers each day, we are dependent on a strong and reliable energy source. Today, our production facilities in Denmark, Sweden and France run entirely on renewable energy to give our products the cleanest possible beginning
of their lifecycle.
Read more about our own production here
We are aware that the distribution of our products also comes at a cost to the environment. To combat petrol fumes and decrease the level of CO2 in the atmosphere, we collaborate with the company Citylogistik on the distribution of our parcels with electric cars in four Danish cities. The collaboration allows us to reduce the number of deliveries and thereby heavy traffic.
We work hard to reduce our footprint on the environment so that you can do the same.
To give you a complete overview of your environmental impact from your purchasing, we have developed ABENA Sustainability Calculator (ASC). With ASC, we can map our foodservice products' environmental impact based on 16 different impact factors, including CO2 emissions, water pollution, primary energy use and distribution methods. In that way, you get full transparency of your own environmental footprint.
... that you can reduce CO2 emissions by 71% by choosing a paper cup with PE coating over the thin, white plastic cup that we all know? And that the number can be even higher if your cup is recycled after use and not incinerated, which the common practice in most countries?
This is just one example of how we make it easy for you to minimize your impact on the environment. Through continuous product development, introduction of new materials and close dialogue with our stakeholders, our products are becoming more sustainable for every day that goes by.
At ABENA, we do not want to add to the global statistic of increasing amounts of waste. We see waste as a valuable resource and a source that sparks new innovative product ideas. Therefore, 86.4% of the waste from our main production site in Denmark was recycled in 2018. The waste consists of e.g. foil wrapping from raw materials and surplus textiles, which is collected and sold to recycling companies, where it is processed in a cradle-to-cradle lifecycle that transforms it into new raw materials.
*CO2 emissions cover electricity, gas and oil and are calculated based on Energinet's and the Danish Energy Agency's standard factors. Calculations of kWh electricity to kg CO2 are based on Energinet's Environmental Declaration. Calculations from l oil and kg gas to kg CO2 are based on the Danish Energy Agency's standards for calorific values and emission factors.