HOBAS Environment | ISO 14001
HOBAS is a leading manufacturer of GRP Pipe Systems and is committed to continual improvement of environmental performance. Attaining an ecological balance of our inputs and outputs is part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and represents a global expression of our continuous efforts. HOBAS makes sure that not a drop of valuable potable water is lost and not a square meter of soil is contaminated with sewage. Environmental protection is embedded in the everyday lives of all HOBAS Employees as well as during all of the following phases:
- Pipe design and selection of raw materials
- Production process
- Pipe transport and installation
- Operation phase
ISO 14001 is the leading international standard for setting up and developing an environmental management system. HOBAS is an environmentally responsible company and the ISO 14001 system provides an effective framework to continuously improve environmental performance. A TÜV SÜD certification proves that the company is taking active steps to fulfill such responsibility.
Did you know that 376,734 tons of CO2 have been saved by jacking the first 5.7 km-long section of the project Czajka. These values have been derived from an environmental survey conducted by HOBAS and the GSTT (German Society for Trenchless Technology). The survey which was presented in May 2011 compared the amount of CO2 emissions generated during jacking versus what would have been emitted via pipe installation in open trench. The result was clear: Warsaw proved to have taken the right choice for there were considerably less CO2 emissions.
Particularly interesting is the approach to investigate CO2 emissions of a specific project, from production, to transportation and to installation of the pipe system. Equally interesting is the study of traffic disruptions using on-site traffic counts during installation works. Special attention was paid to the installation-phase and to the traffic emissions, as these provide the most significant CO2 reduction potential.
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