More than a company motto, Airnov is aware of its responsibility to protect the environment and is guided by its commitment to promoting sustainability and safety in choosing production processes and products.
Our core mission is about people: to make life better for healthcare patients. We are engaged in meeting the immediate needs of our customers, while keeping an eye on a sustainable future.
Airnov’s commitment is to connect business performance with our sustainability goals to exceed market expectations. Our aim is to create processes that add value to products and improve customer and employee experiences while lessening our impact on the environment.
Therefore, Airnov strives to minimize raw material and energy consumption in its production processes and engages in continuous assessment and improvement of its work methods, production processes, and products to ensure that they are safe and acceptable from the perspective of employees, customers, the general public, and all other stakeholders, as well as environmental protection.
To achieve these goals, every facility at Airnov has implemented numerous initiatives. We believe that even the smallest actions can have an huge impact.
Airnov to announce the ISCC PLUS certification of its plant in Romorantin, France – November 2022
In its path to a more sustainable future, Airnov France has recently obtained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certification.
ISCC is a leading sustainable certification system that supports the shift towards a more circular economy. The certificate guarantees that the end-product contributes to the ISCC approach by using renewable feedstock.
It guarantees traceability throughout the supply chain and allows for full traceability up to the final product. ISCC Mass balance approach enables bio-circular feedstock to be mixed with virgin materials in a certifiable process providing traceability and credibility.
Airnov is pleased to announce the ISCC PLUS certification of its plant in Romorantin, France, in October 2022. With the ISCC mass balance approach, Airnov is now able to propose its customers a variety of products made with certified recycled content that will support the circular and bio-circular economy. The ISCC certification enables Airnov to sell products which participate in using renewable feedstock (e.g. same raw materials, same characteristics), while maintaining the same technical specifications and the same regulatory compliance.
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Airnov promoting sustainability in Product Development – September 2022
After engaging with ECOVADIS two years ago and achieving SILVER status in August 2022, Airnov continues to reduce its carbon footprint, both on existing products and increasingly with new product developments and innovations in primary packaging.
Sustainability is an essential part of our global strategy, therefore we are also progressing on sustainable improvements of existing packaging solutions with our customers and associating our product development and innovation teams in key projects, to include more sustainable raw materials in the future.
Customers are asking for professional guidance from their suppliers and Airnov can support them in evaluating and optimizing the performance of their products by using our Stablus® predictive shelf-life simulator.
Being able to compare the performances of different product designs and carbon footprint impacts before launching a product on the market is now mandatory to anticipate future needs and – for instance – evaluate the recyclability of pharmaceutical packaging.
Airnov France now rated ECOVADIS SILVER – August 2022
AIRNOV France is happy to announce that it has achieved Ecovadis’ SILVER grade last August.
This is the recognition of our implication in CSR activities over the last 12 months and we are thankful to the Airnov team, which commitment allowed us to reach this new milestone.
We are working every day to build our strategy across all aspects of our company and to improve both external and internal communication on where we need to go.
The SILVER score received by AIRNOV France gives us the will to further improve our rating, over to the next level and now involve another Airnov site in our global strategy.
Airnov just implemented a Sustainability Committee enrolling main Airnov players to monitor the progress of its CSR projects.
Carbon Footprint Evaluation – July 2022
To further improve its ECOVADIS commitment, Airnov launched a carbon footprint evaluation project, together with Bureau Veritas in July 2022, to evaluate the total amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) generated by Airnov’s activities during a chosen year of reference.
The project is structured around three streams: mobilization of Airnov employees and data collection, carbon footprint measurement and carbon reduction roadmap definition. Airnov contributors and experts have been mobilized globally to work together with Bureau Veritas to make this project successful within the targeted period.
The project is going through its first stage, dedicated to our French site in Romorantin and will be extended to the other Airnov sites, later on.
The carbon footprint evaluation takes in consideration upstream indirect emissions (purchased goods & services, waste generated in operations, trips, fuel and energy related activities, purchased electricity), the direct emissions from internal operations (fuel consumption, process-related emissions, fugitive emissions) and the downstream indirect emissions (investments, franchises).
Our commitment to ECOVADIS is strong and a better understanding of our carbon footprint impact will help define our reduction targets and improvment roadmap.
Airnov Belen to begin the ECOVADIS certification journey – June 2022
This year, Airnov has been actively working on the ECOVADIS certification for our Romorantin facility in France, implementing new processes to improve our score and lessen our environmental impact. Romorantin has been our pilot site to develop strategies for all departments such as procurement, human resources, security, and others, with the goal of deploying these strategies globally across all Airnov manufacturing facilities. Our teams are continuously monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) to reach our targets for environmental impact.
Airnov has been proactive in communicating these goals, not only internally, but with our customers, suppliers and partners. All of our Airnov colleagues are working hard to achieve the important ECOVADIS goals across all departments and regions.
As we continue our global push, Airnov’s facility in Belen, New Mexico is beginning the ECOVADIS certification journey. Bringing our global ECOVADIS goals to the local level in Belen is expected to begin in October 2022, with more sites to follow!
Airnov Romorantin to achieve ECOVADIS’s BRONZE award in 2021 – September 2021
Our Romorantin site in France is the first Airnov site to achieve ECOVADIS’s BRONZE award in 2021.
Even though sustainability activities were implemented a few years ago with suitable results, our Romorantin site is exploring new potential activities and improvements to be enacted shortly onsite and alongside its partners.
Creating results is our main target, and being able to confirm that more than 99% of our plastic waste is being recycled, is a substantial achievement. The Airnov team is committed to improving its targets every day, identifying and implementing new indicators while developing new projects.
Along with its suppliers, Airnov Romorantin is developing new partnerships to increase the use of more sustainable raw materials, FSC certified carton boxes, mass-balance resins, and supply-chain optimization to reduce carbon footprint.
Airnov also started several projects with its customers such as the implementation of reusable box-pallets, shelf-life extension of finished products in secondary packaging, and improving the performance of primary packaging. Airnov is increasingly helping customers to develop more sustainable primary packaging at an early stage in development projects.
Sustainability is a daily pursuit, in which even small actions have an impact on the global measurements of the sustainability commitment of Airnov as a Global Leader in Protective Packaging.
Airnov to evaluate its activities and engage customers with the ECOVADIS program – March 2021
Airnov is aware of its responsibility to protect the environment and is guided by its commitment to promoting sustainability and safety in choosing production processes and products.
In 2021, Airnov’s Romorantin plant in France entered the ECOVADIS evaluation process and achieved the BRONZE award as a recognition of its activities. This was an exciting first step to accomplish, which confirmed the interest of Airnov Management in developing its activities within the different frameworks covered by ECOVADIS, such as Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable procurement.
In the foreseeable future, Airnov wants to extend its activities around ECOVADIS, to other production sites all over the world. The next target will be to involve other plants such as the Belen site in the United States, as many activities are managed globally in our strategy.
Airnov’s interest in entering the ECOVADIS program is to work seamlessly, define targets, measure the improvements of our global activities, and as a key point, involve our partners such as suppliers and customers.
Airnov collaborators are committed to key topics that include sustainability. Although some production sites are not yet covered by ECOVADIS, some activities and KPIs are already defined globally.
Sustainability activities are implemented in different departments covering purchasing, waste management, energy consumption in its production process, work methods, and eco-design process.
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