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Sustainability at MAPAL

The objective is carbon-neutral production

Dr. Jochen Kress, Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der MAPAL Gruppe

“We have a duty here to future generations, and as a family business we consider this to be particularly important. We’ve set ourselves clear and measurable sustainability goals and are working wholeheartedly to achieve them.”

Dr Jochen Kress, President of the MAPAL Group

Protecting the environment, using resources responsibly and keeping CO₂ emissions to a minimum – MAPAL regards this as an essential task and a core element in its strategic orientation. Sustainability plays an important role in every product and company division.

As part of the certification for environmental standard DIN EN ISO 14001:2015, a management system was implemented which takes into account all aspects of the sustainable use of resources.

The international MAPAL Group's environmental and climate action concept is holistic and is based on several pillars.

Pillars of sustainability

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    Energy from renewable sources

    MAPAL is continuously expanding the carbon-neutral energy supply at its production sites. From 2024, MAPAL’s main plant in Aalen will produce around one megawatt peak of solar power each year by operating its own photovoltaic systems. The subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, India, Australia and South Korea already cover a substantial proportion of their electricity demand using solar energy or are completely self-sufficient in electricity. The plants in Germany source environmentally friendly green electricity for their additional electricity requirements. 

    State-of-the-art heating concepts contribute to a sustainable energy supply and improved energy efficiency. MAPAL is continuously investing in the use of combined heat and power units, the use of waste heat from machines, heat recovery systems, efficient heat pumps and environmentally friendly LED technology.

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    Environmentally friendly transport

    MAPAL is also committed to a green future in the field of transport. New company vehicles only include electric or hybrid models. E-charging points are available at many sites for visitor, employee and company vehicles, and their roll-out is continually being expanded.

    MAPAL also encourages its employees to opt for environmentally friendly transport and provides incentives at its sites in Germany, for example, with a bike-to-work programme, subsidised rail and local transport and remote working options. 

    MAPAL also actively supports the formation of car pools among employees. Employees can arrange to travel to work together using specially set up apps.

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    Occupational safety and health protection

    The introduction of a management system for occupational safety in accordance with ISO 45001 includes measures for the safe handling, disposal and substitution of working materials and hazardous substances. This is done to protect the environment and ensure the health of employees. The aim is to address risks preventively, reduce the ecological footprint and integrate sustainable practices into day-to-day operations. ISO 45001 certification demonstrates MAPAL's strong commitment to environmental protection and occupational safety, which directly contributes to the promotion of a sustainable corporate culture. MAPAL not only effectively protects its employees, but also reinforces its role as a responsible player in the global quest for sustainability.

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    Promotion of circular economy

    Conscious use of recyclable materials and their recycling as part of a sustainable closed-loop system are part of the company's environmental management. In the area of packaging, MAPAL uses protective covers made from recycled materials. They keep environmentally harmful emissions and the use of plastic to a minimum without compromising on the requirements of high packaging quality for optimum protection of the tools.

    MAPAL also endeavours to procure paper and cardboard material from sources of sustainable and certified forestry. To protect forests, the climate and biodiversity, all paper-based processes are also being reviewed and gradually replaced by modern, digital data management systems.

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    Sustainability and durability of the products

    As a technology partner, MAPAL helps customers to make their machining processes sustainable. Smart combination tools, minimum quantity lubrication technology and hydraulic clamping technology all help achieve this. Replaceable head solutions or the streamlining of tool circulation through smart and reliable tool management solutions also address the issue of sustainability. MAPAL ensures that valuable resources are used sustainably by reconditioning, maintaining or reworking tools.


ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management

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ISO 50001:2018 - Energy Management

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ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational Health and Safety Management

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