Reduce our environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of our products
All the Group’s industrial sites are subject to stringent local rules with regard to authorizations and operating licenses granted by local governments.
PAREX’s environmental program is based on three axes:
to strengthen the Environmental Management System and implement good environmental practices
Preventing and controlling environmental risks is one of the Group’s priorities. PAREX continues its efforts in risk prevention and strengthening the level of environmental management at all its industrial sites by way of a twofold approach:
- getting ISO 14001 certification, the international environmental Management Standard. At the end of 2017, 30 PAREX sites have been certified ISO 14001, including 100% of the industrial sites in France;
- setting up multi-year plans to implement the actions to be taken identified during the audits.
to optimize the use of resources required for the Group’s activity
PAREX industrial activity is based on combining several raw materials to formulate products for the construction industry. The main raw materials used in the Group’s manufacturing processes are sand, cement and additives. The majority of these are sourced locally and secured thanks to the approval’s process carried out by our laboratories in partnership with the Purchasing Department.
The optimization of energy consumption in our operations is also a part of of the Group’s Environment policy and we started to implement renewable energies usage in some plants.
to limit the environmental impacts relating to our activities
The Group’s Environment policy is in keeping with the circular economy and is based on three points: limiting waste production at source, sorting and ensuring its ultimate traceability, recovering it whenever possible.