Environmental responsibility

An efficient and environmentally responsible industrial company
ACOME sets the framework for its environment and energy policy based on its environmental management approach. Reassessed annually, this text specifies the orientations and objectives to be achieved. Each site monitors and measures the effectiveness of action plans, and the implementation of this general policy is assessed as part of ISO 14001 certification.

ACOME's commitments to environmental preservation

Visuel de paysage de campagne pour illustrer les engagements d'Acome pour préserver l'environnement

As part of its energy and environment policy, ACOME is committed to:

Complying with legislation, environmental regulations and any other requirements applicable to its activities, from a life cycle perspective;

  • Constantly seeking to improve its energy performance and increase the use of renewable energies;
  • Reducing significant environmental impacts and constantly seeking to improve its environmental performance, in particular as relates to water discharges and atmospheric emissions;
  • Developing a voluntary approach to offset CO2 emissions;
  • Applying the principles of prevention and precaution;
  • Promoting eco-citizen actions;
  • Managing all our commitments within the company and with our partners.

ACOME's industrial site environmental management system is certified ISO 14001 version 2015.

A pioneer in eco-design

Logo d'eco-designACOME has been involved in eco-design since 2006.  This global approach includes product life cycle analysis (LCA), recyclability rates and environmental impact indicators.

All information from the LCA is recorded in a Product Environmental Profile (PEP), registered with the PEP Ecopassport® association, of which ACOME is one of the founding members.

Controlled use of resources and waste management

  • During the production phase, ACOME continues to reduce its energy consumption;
  • Action plans save more than 200 tonnes of raw material waste (copper, plastic) per year at the Group level;
  • Use of industrial water is enhanced at the Group's industrial sites;
  • True to this vision of a circular economy, the Romagny-Fontenay industrial site (France) recycles nearly 90% of the waste from packaging and industrial processes. Recycling of wood from non-reusable pallets and used drums provides the site's main heating fuel. 468 tonnes of gas per year, the equivalent of 5381MWh, are thereby saved;
  •  Greenhouse gas emissions and other atmospheric emissions (SF6 in particular) are under control.
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6
industrial sites certified
ISO 14001
78
PEP sheets written
5 381
produced
Through wood recycling

Normandie Forever: carbon offsetting and biodiversity development

Visuel d'un paysage normand

To help reduce the environmental footprint of its industrial activity in Normandy, ACOME has also developed a local carbon offset mechanism. The association Normandie Forever, in which ACOME counts among the founding members, offers a solution for CO2 sequestration by reforesting plots unsuitable for agriculture.

Since 2014, three reforestation projects have been carried out. In 2019, new plantations will cover 2 hectares in the Bourberouge forest a few kilometres from Mortain.

News

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ACOME's CSR performance assessed by three organizations.
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The ACOME Group has finalized the sale of its subsidiary THERMACOME to THERMADOR GROUPE.