It’s quite a contrast: Neenah Coldenhove is a manufacturing company in the middle of a wooded area. Add to that the fact that Neenah Coldenhove works with natural products on a regular basis. Here a respectful interaction takes place. Because the very foundation of our company is based on nature, sustainability has been ingrained in our DNA for decades. Our motto: nature is good to us, so Neenah Coldenhove will be good to nature. For example, as co-owner of water purification company Industriewater in Eerbeek, we support all investments and developments to extract raw materials from our waste water.
A good neighbour
Our motto is reflected further in our pursuit to be a good neighbour and to make a positive contribution to the environment; what can be done green, we do green. On and around our own site Neenah Coldenhove maintains 35 hectares of forest. In addition, we cooperate with our neighbours – Landal Coldenhove, Stork Veco, the local swimming pool and residencies on and around the property – to produce active compounds for the generation and sharing of energy and heat. Finally, it’s important to us that our neighbours suffer no or minimal disruption due to our production process.
The bar for sustainability is being set higher. Therefore, Neenah Coldenhove remains proactive in achieving efficiency improvements. Through the Lean Six Sigma methodology (used at Neenah Coldenhove since 2010), we are consistent in our reduction of energy and raw materials consumption per tonne.