KE: Our Green Philosophy
Spending some time outdoors at home, in the garden or in the terrace, is essential for those who want to reconnect with nature and with our greenest soul.
KE has always had a special care for environmental sustainability, using safe and renewable resources, with the utmost respect for the nature surrounding us.
Here are some examples:
- The use of aluminum, a permanent material
Recently the concept of permanent material has been introduced, is a material that cannot be consumed, a material that is used and reused to infinity. Aluminum is a metal commonly used, in the 19th century it began its extraction from the bauxite rock, which is used in varied fields (construction, consumer goods, transport, packaging ...) due to its ductility and resistance .
In the last decades great attention has been paid also to the recycling of existing aluminum resources, in order to save the huge amount of water and energy used for extraction and processing, as well as to end the lifecycle of this metal which is 100% recyclable.
For our solar shading components we have chosen aluminum because:
- It can be recycled without any loss of its properties and with a reduced environmental impact
- It has a closed lifecycle because it can be reused over and over again
- It is an always available resource
For these reasons KE awnings and pergolas are made with aluminum components, the green material par excellence.
- New fibers to achieve new sustainability goals
KE is collaborating with one of the leading companies in the field of outdoor fabric production to introduce in the market a new recycled acrylic fiber.
Even the life of the fabric fibers can be extended, an aspect that is very important to us in order to guarantee our customers an awning or a pergola that is entirely made according to our green philosophy.
- ISO 14001 certification
KE is ISO 14001 certified for environmental management in order to monitor the environmental impacts of our activities, systematically seeking improvement in a coherent, effective and above all sustainable way.
Some of the aspects involved in the certification are, for example, emissions into the atmosphere (e.g. from welding or painting plants), wastewater, hazardous substances (compliant labeling, safe transport, etc.), hazardous waste, (e.g. used oils, paint scraps, etc.).
As an added extra security our work is marked with the utmost care towards land and the environment.
- WEEE collection to optimize waste
KE - as a BAT Group company - is registered on the WEEE recovery circuit (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). What is it?
The main problems related to the disposal of this waste derive from the type of materials they are made of: lead, mercury, plastic, copper, iron, etc.
For this reason we have relied on a specialized consortium that treats this waste with the right equipment, minimizing their environmental impact and helping to reuse the resources that can be recovered from these disused objects.