All efforts to improve processes that reduce environmental impacts, such as the conservation of natural resources and the management of waste and emission generation, are needed to stimulate and contribute to an agenda aligned with the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDG), and consequently have a more sustainable development.
The policy of the WEG Group is to ensure the lowest environmental impact of its products and production processes, seeking:
WEG's environmental management is based on preventive measures to protect the environment, investment in technologies and constant improvement of processes, establishing environmental goals and objectives.
The constant search for improved efficiency and reduction of environmental impacts from economic activities are aligned and impact the SDG 12 goals.
12.2 By 2030, achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation by means of prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
Scope 1 refers to the emission of Greenhouse Gases resulting from production processes.
Scope 2 refers to the indirect emissions of Greenhouse Gases resulting from the purchase of electric energy.
Reducing electricity consumption is one of the great challenges of the industry.
Aware of the importance of this challenge for the environment and for the economy, we incorporate the energy efficiency in our products and in our energy management, which is carried out in a structured and systematic way.
Since 2011, WEG has one of its plants certified by ISO 50001 (Energy Management System), and in 2014, based on the requirements of such standard, it began the implantation of the Energy Efficiency Program in its plants of the Motor Unit in Brazil. In 2016 the Program was implanted in the Energy Unit (in the city of Jaraguá do Sul/SC, at the company's headquarters), and it is expected to be implanted in the Automation Unit in 2017.
In Brazil the units that participate in the Energy Efficiency Program have goals to reduce the electric energy consumption.
WEG seeks to raise the employees' awareness using different methods, such as training courses and oriented communication, encouraging and promoting good practices in the use of electric energy.
1 - Related to treatment and disposal of waste, treatment of atmospheric and liquid emissions, insurance of environmental liability and depreciation of equipment and expenses with materials and maintenance services, in addition to the operation of these.
2 - Related to the acquisition of equipment for environmental control.
3 - Related to the remuneration of training professionals who realize activities of environmental management, research and development, certification of environmental management systems.
Recycling is a serious subject for WEG, extended up to business. By means of the program for reusing electric motors, the “Exchange Plan”, the company has granted a discount on the purchase of a new motor with performance above the law requirements in exchange for a used one. Besides the financial benefit to the customers, the initiative ensures that the low-efficiency motor is no longer used. Once collected by the company, the motors are dismantled and separated into parts for distribution to accredited and tracked recyclers.
Reduction of electric energy consumption
Reliability of the plant
Reduction of operating costs
Standard products - offer complete interchangeability with motors already installed