The manufacturer focused on sustainability and conserving plastics
The UN Climate Change Conference was recently held in Egypt and Hamburg manufacturer Meyle was there to input new ideas with its own sustainability endeavours.
Climate change, the energy transition, the scarcity of resources, increased sustainability awareness and alternative drives – for manufacturers in the independent aftermarket, the need to act has never been as great as it is today.
Meyle says it has now achieved an important milestone – the company is conserving 15 tonnes of plastic a year by eliminating plastic caps from Meyle axial rods, control arms, ball joints and tie rods.
For some time now, Meyle says it has been doing without the protective caps it previously used in the packaging for its axial rods.
And now, control arms, ball joints and tie rods will likewise be delivered in optimised packaging that makes the plastic caps superfluous.
Meyle is additionally saving four tonnes of plastic a year by reducing its use of stretch wrap and thanks to its 2018/2019 transition to paper-based adhesive tape and shipping envelopes. Meyle is therefore now saving around 19 tonnes of plastic a year.
Meyle says it continuously works with its partners on increasing efficiency throughout the value chain and on doing business more sustainably.
The manufacturer explains it has been working to improve its carbon footprint since 2018 and recently presented the first climate-neutral product line in the independent aftermarket – the carbon emissions of Meyle HD steering and suspension parts are offset in cooperation with ClimatePartner.
“The impacts of climate change and the consequences of environmental destruction do not lie in the future,” Meyle AG Executive Board Member, Marc Siemssen, said.
“We must question our consumption and our conduct regarding resources today. Meyle has therefore taken a close look at its use of plastics as one of many topics and we are consciously eliminating them from more and more parts.
“In addition, the concept behind Meyle HD has been sustainable from the beginning – rather than buying a new part, which involves heavy resource usage, precedence is given to repairs performed using a spare part which is more durable than the original.”
Meyle states that it signed up to the UN Global Compact in 2021 to systematically accelerate and steadily expand its sustainability activities.
Its current Report on Progress regarding human rights and the environment is available at www.meyle.com