High demands for our products and actions
Quality standards are anchored at the very core of the BWF Group - they are what drive us and set us apart. This begins with selecting raw materials, and continues up to the final goods inspection before delivery.
We spare no effort in this respect, regularly calling in independent external bodies to audit our sites in Germany and abroad for quality, environmental, occupational health and safety management, and maintaining those sites' certification according to ISO or OHSAS. You can find more detailed information and certifications for download in the appropriate company division: BWF Envirotec, BWF Protec, BWF Feltec, BWF Profiles.
Regionally Based World Leaders.
For us, being regionally based means working for and with local interests and the environment in mind. Filters from BWF Envirotec already contribute actively to a cleaner environment around the world. In our production and work processes, too, we attach great importance to operating in an environmentally friendly manner and taking ecological guidelines into account. To this end, we participate in various initiatives. Find out more below.
10% of the electricity we produce at our Offingen site is C02 neutral, thanks to a 120-year-old water turbine with its own generator. The plant was completely renovated and optimised in 2016. Photovoltaic systems installed on the roofs of our production halls also work towards an environmentally and climate-friendly power supply, contributing around 600 kW (approx. 5% of our requirements).
The highly efficient, coupled generation of electricity and heat covers around 50% of our Offingen site's electricity needs, and part of its heating requirements. In addition to hot water, steam is also produced for production and heating purposes. By means of an air and heat recovery procedure, we can recover and reuse up to 20% of the energy used, depending on the process. This reduces our consumption of natural gas, and thus also CO2 emissions.
Since 2015, BWF Tec GmbH & Co. KG and BWF Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG have been certified according to ISO 50001 and actively involved in energy management. Within this framework, we have made continual improvements to energy performance and energy efficiency within both divisions. We look forward to announcing further international locations for our company in the near future. In addition, the BWF Group's participation in the Energy Efficiency Network Bavaria 2015 makes it an active force in achieving the climate and energy policy goals of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Our environmental management system ensures that we meet all environmentally relevant requirements, such as emission values. This ensures the continuous improvement of all environmentally relevant processes.