There are approximately 350 people employed at Bonar Technical Fabrics.
Bonar TF wants to create a healthy, safe and comfortable work environment for its employees. We have dedicated personnel to ensure that health and safety issues are given proper attention.
Health and safety matters form an integral part to our operations, and a strong management focus ensures that standards are continuously improved.
It is our planet. We only have one.
Bonar TF acknowledges its responsibility as a company regarding environmental issues.
Our environmental efforts focus on the following:
- Use of green energy
- Reduction of energy use and emissions
- Where possible, replacement of virgin raw materials by recycled ones
- Minimization of waste
All electrical consumption across the Bonar Technical Fabrics sites in Belgium is now 100% sourced from renewable green energy sources such as wind, geothermal and hydro power, as officially certified by our energy supplier. This initiative is expected to result in a reduction of 12,987 tonnes in carbon emissions for the current year and next, substantially reducing the company’s ecological footprint.
Since 2008 Bonar has acceded to VAV, an official energy audit organization established in the frame of the Kyoto resolution. Bonar nonwoven production site has been screened on its energy consumption. All important energy users in the plant were measured separately, which enabled us to take targeted measures where necessary. As a result the CO2 emission per Ton produced has been significantly reduced during 2009, and further efforts are ongoing.
The Energy Savings plan for the Bonar nonwoven production site has been audited in 2009 by VAV and has been accepted.
Also on the product offer side the environment plays an important role.
Many products of our product range are used in applications that protect the environment. (Energy savings screens, weed controlling groundcovers excluding the use of pesticides, soil stabilizing and filtering geotextiles protecting against soil erosion and contamination, …).