Moving Forward Consciously
We want to move forward. To ensure this happens in the interests of society at large, Materialise runs a company-wide environmental management system that seeks to understand and above all minimize our effect on the environment. This deep-down belief is enshrined in our ISO 14001 certificate that ensures engagement, compliance and continuous improvement.
The Materialise Environmental Policy
As a 3D printing company with industrial and medical production facilities, we have a responsibility towards the environment around us. We’re helping Materialise move towards a sustainable future with our environmental management system (EMS).
How does it work?
The EMS allows us to understand, address and minimize our ecological footprint. With this policy in place at our headquarters in Leuven, we are making a commitment to protect the environment and to comply with European environmental legislation, regulations and customer-specific requirements in all of our operations, processes and services.
What does EMS focus on?
Reducing raw material usage by controlling spills and rejected parts
Minimizing waste through recycling and proper waste disposal
Efficient water and energy use
Minimizing the use of harmful solvents
Encouraging environmentally friendly commuting
But we know we can keep doing better. We remain committed to continual improvement and each year, we set relevant targets, measure, review and report our performance. We also make sure everybody gets involved – our employees all receive environmental awareness training and are actively encouraged to participate in Materialise’s EMS.