The attainment of this certification signifies a milestone for the Aliberico Group and is the outcome of continuous efforts to reduce its environmental impact and take responsibility in the fight against climate change.
RedBOND Composites, an ALIBERICO Group company specialised in manufacturing aluminium composite panels for digital printing and visual communication, VISCOM, has become the first European manufacturer within its sector to achieve CARBON NEUTRAL certification, effectively meaning the company emits zero net CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
The CARBON NEUTRAL certification represents another step in RedBOND‘s Sustainability Plan implemented over recent years and stands as a fundamental pillar of ALIBERICO’s corporate strategy. This vision materializes daily across the Group’s factories, aiming for CARBON NEUTRALITY; the decarbonization of its manufacturing processes; the reduction of its activities’ environmental impact; the recyclability of its products; and the use of renewable energies.
Precisely, ALIBERICO’s commitment to sustainability was recently reflected in its Iberfoil Integra Project, a benchmark in Circular Economy in Spain, which started operations a few days ago in Sabiñánigo (Huesca).
RedBOND, ALIBERICO’s first factory to achieve CARBON NEUTRALITY certification, already became in 2022 the first composite panel manufacturer to obtain the ZERO WASTE certification, accrediting that over 94% of the waste generated by the company is recycled and converted back into raw materials, promoting the Circular Economy and Zero Pollution model. This certification was successfully renewed again in 2023, maintaining its commitment to the green and sustainable industry. Additionally, the company has its solar plant, contributing 20% of its consumption.
In addition to audits by companies like AENOR to verify its Sustainability, RedBOND has also obtained certificates from the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition “Calculate, Reduce, and Compensate”; the highest certification of scope 1+2.
Pioneering action in the sector
The CARBON NEUTRAL certification achieved by RedBOND and issued last November by AENOR involves offsetting its calculated CO2 emissions verified according to the GHG Protocol requirements. The offsetting has been certified in accordance with PAS 2060:2014, the most internationally recognized standard developed by the prestigious British Standards Institution, a member of ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
An essential element in RedBOND Composites’ progress towards CARBON NEUTRALITY has been its participation in various compensation projects, such as the Galicia Compensation Project, where 56,244 trees have been planted over a total area of 229 Hectares located in different areas of Monte de Paradela de Bermol, affected by a devastating fire in 2017.
“The acquisition of AENOR’s Carbon Neutral Certificate adds value to RedBOND and represents a differentiating element for the company in the market. It is also the result of ongoing efforts from the entire team to reduce our environmental impact, which is now 100% neutral,” states María González Armero, manager of RedBOND Composites.
“This new certification, pioneering in the sector, places RedBOND at the forefront of global action against climate change by joining the United Nations’ Climate Neutrality Commitment,” continues María González Armero, emphasizing “the company’s commitment to continue working on finding sustainable solutions and actions that benefit the company, society, and the planet.”