GreenCALC Supports Green Initiatives
Nefab’s business concept is to offer engineered complete packaging solutions that reduce total cost and environmental impact. In line with this, Nefab has developed a tool to quantify environmental impact from packaging solutions, the Nefab GreenCALC.
Sustainable Packaging for the Healthcare Segment
Nefab received a contract to develop a new packaging solution for a computer tomography scanner. Manufacturing was located in China and the scanners were distributed to hospitals around the world. Nefab's clever packaging solution reduced damages, management, transport, and packaging costs by more than 50%. GreenCALC enables Nefab to analyze material and logistics data to show how much the new solution is more environmentally friendly. The Nefab solution created 30% less emissions of CO2 and thus reduced the supply chain's carbon footprint. Furthermore, the quantity of wastes reduced and the reduction in water depletion is quantified to report progress on sustainable initiatives within the packaging and logistics flow.
Nefab has the capability to engineer complete packaging solutions for several business segments worldwide. In order to provide an even higher value for its customer's, GreenCALC has been developed to quantify environmental impact in packaging solutions to improve customers' environmental footprint. The tool provides a holistic view on the environmental impact during the complete packaging life cycle from raw material sourcing, production, transport, use phase, and the packaging's end of life. GreenCALC facilitates identifying and quantifying areas for improvement in reduction of global warming potential, water and energy consumption by providing a transparent and complete analysis of the environmental impact of the packaging and logistics flows. Therefore, Nefab is capable of implementing complete packaging solutions that are optimized in terms of total cost and also reduce the environmental impact.
Development and Certification
GreenCALC has been developed hand-in-hand with the French environmental consultancy company,EVEA, and has been certified by Bureau Veritas Certification compliant with ISO 14040 and ISO 14044. The impact calculations are based on the databases of the world's leading LCA software SIMA Pro to provide reliable results. GreenCALC underlines Nefab's ambition to become a leading green industrial packaging company.
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