Restoring the health of our planet, together
The world is facing critical challenges connected to climate change. Protecting the planet is our responsibility and a necessity. Seeking opportunities in every corner of our business and new ways to empower our customers, we will rethink and reduce, cut our carbon footprint by 50% by 2025, and manage our environmental impact.
Cutting our carbon footprint
Businesses must play a major role in combatting climate change. Materialise is determined to lead the way in the 3D printing industry. By 2023, we will develop and submit science-based targets, and by 2025, we will cut our 20,300 tons of 2019 greenhouse gas emissions from our worldwide operations by 50%.
Rethinking and reducing
By rethinking our production and consumption habits, we can minimize waste in all its forms — time, energy, material — and increase reuse and recycling. Our goal is to streamline our own processes, and through dynamic collaboration and innovative products, support our customers to do the same.
Optimizing production processes
Guided by our extensive experience in AM process control, we enable our customers to optimize their production processes. Recent innovations like our Bluesint PA 12 laser sintering material, which is made with 100% re-used powder, and our Materialise Process Tuner software help eliminate waste in the 3D printing process.
Now, we're taking the next step. Alongside our new partners at Arkema, we are extending the life cycle of polyamide powder by turning unsalvageable waste powder into pellets for use in injection molding.
Managing our environmental impact
Through our Environmental Policy and our ISO 14001:2015 certificate, we have made an official 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.
Explore our other focus areas
Our aim is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. As well as working to restore the health of our planet, we also focus on the following areas: