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Roper Thermals Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY

We've always had sustainability on our mind

Sustainability has been part of  the value system of Roper Thermals since our company was founded, and as we witness the continued impacts of climate change, it becomes an increasingly important driver of our company’s strategy.  We are committed to operating our business in ways that minimize our own environmental footprint while offering our customers lower-carbon products and solutions. 

Tote Reuse Program at Roper Thermals

TOTE REUSE PROGRAM (TRP)

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) are used to transport chemical products. Our goal is to maximize the life span of IBCs. Reconditioning IBCs has a greater environmental impact than a single-use system

OUR CIRCULAR CHEMICALS COMMITMENT (CCC)

To pave the path toward a more sustainable, decarbonized future, the world needs to shift from a linear (“take, make, waste”) economy to a circular (“make, use, recycle”) one.  We believe circularity is THE opportunity of the present day and the only way to guarantee our planet’s future.  Roper Thermal’s Circular Chemicals Commitment is our company’s pledge towards the responsible manufacture of chemicals and the mindful use of natural resources and generation of waste.

Circular Chemicals Commitment at Roper Thermals

Sustainability in Numbers

4,387

Totes Reused

253.2

Metric Tons

Landfill Avoidance

1,971,354

MM LBS CO2e Offset

27.1

Humpback Whales Undisturbed

Forest Trees

Sustainability in Action

Are you a current client? Request your sustainability report and we will send you up-to-date sustainability numbers. Not a client? Contact us to learn more about how we can collaborate on advancing your sustainability initiatives.

How we make our products is as important as the products themselves

  • What's the difference between renewable and reusable?
    "Renewable" primarily applies to natural resources that can be regenerated over time, especially in the context of energy, while "reusable" pertains to products or items that are designed to be used multiple times, reducing the overall environmental impact associated with single-use items.
  • What is net zero?
    Net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. Achieving net zero means that the total greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere are offset by an equivalent amount of emissions removed, reduced, or offset through various measures. The concept is crucial in the context of addressing climate change and limiting global warming.
  • Why does plant-based matter?
    The production of plant-based PCMs may have a lower environmental impact compared to traditional petrochemical-based PCMs. Plants absorb carbon dioxide during their growth, potentially leading to a lower overall carbon footprint when compared to materials derived from fossil fuels. Furthermore, plant-based PCMs can be more environmentally friendly in terms of end-of-life disposal. Many plant-derived materials are biodegradable, meaning they can decompose naturally over time, reducing the environmental impact when compared to non-biodegradable alternatives.
  • What is a circular economy?
    A circular economy is an economic model that aims to minimize waste and make the most of resources by promoting practices such as recycling, reusing, remanufacturing, and reducing overall waste. In contrast to the traditional linear economy, where products are manufactured, used, and then discarded, a circular economy envisions a system where products and materials are kept in use for as long as possible. This approach is designed to be regenerative and sustainable, emphasizing resource efficiency, longevity of products, and the creation of closed-loop systems to minimize environmental impact. The goal is to move away from the "take-make-dispose" mentality and instead create a system that is restorative and aligned with the principles of nature.
  • What is in LCA?
    LCA stands for Life Cycle Assessment, which is a comprehensive method used to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the entire life cycle of a product, process, or service. LCA takes into account all stages of a product's life, from raw material extraction and processing to manufacturing, distribution, use, and end-of-life disposal.
  • What is extended producer responsibility?
    Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach that places the responsibility for the entire life cycle of a product, including its disposal and environmental impact, on the producer. The concept recognizes that manufacturers and producers have a role beyond the initial production and sale of goods, and they should bear responsibility for managing the environmental impacts of their products throughout their entire life cycle. Key elements for Extended Producer Responsibility include product design, waste collection and recycling, financial responsibility, regulatory compliance and collaboration with stakeholders.
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