Like everyone else, we must recognize that our business has an impact on the environment. Both through our own operations and indirectly via our customers and suppliers. We want to take responsibility for our environmental impact. It must commit us and be incorporated into the daily operations, and contribute to O.B.Wiik being a clear contributor to good solutions in the environmental work within our industry.
O.B.Wiik is a certified environmental lighthouse
It is a certification we are proud to have. But it’s not just pride we feel, it’s also responsibility. Through being an environmental beacon, we are committed to continuous improvement of the environmental conditions and our CO2 emissions, and to complying with the authority’s requirements and the requirements that O.B.Wiik has imposed on himself. Read more here.
Circular economy through the rental of halls and tents
An increasingly large part of our halls and work tents are rented out when we get customers who have temporary needs. In this way, the total production of halls and tents is reduced considerably. It also gives customers advantages, both in terms of flexibility and low capital commitment. And for us, it means that through a more optimized operation, we can limit the number of tents and halls by distributing the existing products more efficiently. Overall, it creates a lower Co2 footprint and is more sustainable, both for the environment and the economy, when we can circulate our rental products where customer needs are.
Environmental considerations incorporated into the core business
In order to follow up and commit ourselves to environmental work, we have created an effective environmental management system. This entails an obligation to continuously improve the environmental conditions and our CO2 emissions, and to comply with the authority’s requirements and the requirements that O.B.Wiik has imposed on himself.
And here, no one escapes. All of O.B.Wiik is bound by the environmental policy. All units in the group must assess their relationship with and impact on the environment, and include environmental conditions in all governing documents where this is relevant. It also means that environmental and climate issues are emphasized in business and service development.
A long service life means less emissions
We make active choices to give our products as long a lifetime as possible. Our aim is that a product we make should last a long time. The quality of what we deliver means that the products can be left in exposed areas for a long time. It is not only good for you as a customer, but also for the environment. But it also means that when a customer has finished their product, it can live on with someone else, or be turned into another product with a new application.
We mainly use aluminium, steel and PVC in our production
When a customer is finished with a PVC sheet, we clean them, cut them up and weld them to new tarpaulins that we offer for sale in our online store. By upcycling used PVC cloths into “environmental tarpaulins”, the cloths get a new and longer life.
We have also established a partnership with a Danish recycling and upcycling company that has converted PVC cloths into bags, PC bags and carrier nets.