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Green0meter client spotlight: Calculating company and product carbon footprints for KASKO



 

Client profile

 

KASKO specialises in the production of plastic parts for the automotive industry and other sectors. It offers a full range of plastic injection moulding services, from development and design to production, assembly and finishing of parts. The company has 41 injection moulding machines at its disposal, with tonnages from 50 to 1100 tonnes. These machines can efficiently process up to 4.5 kg of plastic in just 50 seconds.

To meet the diverse needs of its customers, KASKO has expanded its services beyond basic manufacturing processes such as injection moulding and assembly to include additional processing such as printing, laminating, plating and painting of parts. These customers include leading automotive companies such as Škoda Auto, with whom KASKO has a development partnership.

 

Aim of the cooperation and services provided

 

KASKO decided to proactively calculate the carbon footprint of the company and selected products. "We had several discussions and meetings internally about how to go about calculating the carbon footprint. Our decision was based on two main aspects: the expectations of our customers, who will soon be asking for this information, and the need to prepare for ESG reporting, which will become a legal requirement in a few years' time. We have therefore decided to start calculating the carbon footprint of our KASKO business and the KASKO Forms division, which we consider to be a competitive advantage and a step ahead of the expected requirements. - says KASKO's Quality and Environment Director, Ing. Kamil Bárta.

 

Services provided:


  • Complete calculation of the company's carbon footprint in Scope 1, 2, 3 according to the GHG Protocol and ISO 14064.

  • Calculation of the product carbon footprint. As part of the collaboration, the carbon footprint of some KASKO EKO products was calculated. Different scenarios for the production of their own product were examined, including the use of sand and process waste, as well as the possibility of using re-granulate or virgin plastic. The aim was to assess the environmental impact of these choices and determine how significantly they contribute to sustainability and reducing the product's carbon footprint.

 

Scope of the project

 

The entire KASKO carbon footprint project we worked on lasted from November 2023 to early February 2024. The project included a site visit, which allowed us to better understand the specifics of KASKO's manufacturing processes and optimise data collection. A key success factor was the speed of data collection, where KASKO is a leader among Green0meter customers. This success reflects KASKO's strong data culture, which emphasises the measurement and management of key elements of its operations. "We believe that what you measure, you can manage and improve," says Ing. Kamil Bárta.

 

This approach, together with Green0meter's well-prepared data collection methodology, enabled efficient and rapid analysis, which was essential for the successful completion of the project in such a short timeframe.


 

Key findings and future plans

 

Although the results of the 2022 carbon footprint calculations are still being evaluated, KASKO is positive about the initial indications, which suggest a significantly lower environmental impact compared to similar companies in the sector. Future plans include further reduction of technological waste, development of renewable energy sources and continued support of green projects.


KASKO is actively committed to sustainability, as demonstrated by the introduction of the KASKO EKO brand and efforts to minimise plastic waste from its own production. They develop recycled plastic products for gardening and construction and support environmental projects such as tree planting and the production of insect houses in cooperation with schools, reflecting their commitment to environmental protection and education.



 

Evaluation of the collaboration

 

"I appreciate the cooperation with Green0meter very much. The start of the cooperation was initiated by an internal selection process in which your company was one of the top three we considered working with. Of course, we evaluated the price for the service, but I was personally attracted by your concept of company direction, flexibility, openness and fast communication compared to some suppliers. Many companies offer to do the calculation for you, but you have a tool that allows us to work independently with carbon footprint calculations, apply them and thus educate ourselves," says KASKO's Quality and Environment Director, Ing. Kamil Bárta.

 

Conclusion

 

At the end of our work with KASKO, it is clear that the company is taking a very proactive approach to sustainability and ESG. Not only is KASKO planning to expand its activities in the field of recycling and the use of renewable energy sources, but it is also working intensively on projects aimed at processing technological waste. Cooperation with the Tomas Bata University in Zlín on a recycling project and plans for further tree planting are concrete examples of the company's commitment to making a positive impact.


Photo source: KASKO

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