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Marabu Environmental Report 2010 – Tamm Site Printing Inks Screen Printing Digital Printing Pad Printing


Contents Foreword by Management 1. About our Company

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4 1.1. Our Environmental Policy – Eight Guiding Principles 5 1.2. Organisational Structure – Integration of Environmental Protection 6 1.3. Timeline – Environmental Awareness From Then to Now 7

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From Raw Material to Product (and Beyond)

8 2.1. Research + Development + Purchasing = the Environmental Filter 8 2.2. Production – Focus on Environmental Awareness 9 Exhaust Air 9 Waste and Recycling 9 Waste Water 10 Cleaning 10 Energy 11 Storage 12 Noise and Odour Emissions 12 Incidents with Relevance to Environmental Protection 12 13 2.3. Products – No Greenwashing, We Keep our Promises Regulatory Requirements and Voluntary Initiatives 13 Eco-Friendly Products 13 · Ultraglass UV Inks (UVGL, UVGO, UVGCC) 13 · A Note on the Biodegradability of Inks 14 14 · LIBRA/ Librastar HF · TampaRotaSpeed TPHF 15 · UV Curable Range 15 16 · Marajet DI-LS

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Packaging Marabu Colour Management The future at Marabu Logistics – We Deliver the Goods Transport Packaging Transportation Management, Staff and Administration – A Green Team Mobility and Employee Transportation Eco-friendly Office Canteen Marabu [Continuous] Improvement Process (MVP) “KeyAction Green” and our new GreenGroup Efficient Use of Energy and Resources Electricity Gas eco-grid

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3. Input/Output Analysis

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4. Environmental Programme

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Awards and Memberships of Associations Our Partners

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Input Output

List of Acronymes Imprint

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Foreword by Management

Shortly after Marabu was founded in 1859, the company began manufacturing drawing materials and art paints. Almost

“We combine business success with environmental protection, safety and social responsibility.” Rolf Simon

from the beginning, we had to consider a host of issues: energy requirements, waste

We are proud of our long tradition as a

water treatment, waste disposal, and the

chemical company in southern Germany

prevention and removal of dust – factors

– in the heart of Europe – and of our long-

that are still relevant today. Even back then,

term commitment to corporate social

manufacturers were subject to regulatory

responsibility. Which is why, we would like

requirements and regular monitoring – but

to give you an insight into our production

they were not as significant as environmental

facilities in Tamm and Bietigheim-Bissingen.

protection and workplace safety are today.

Our customers, employees and neighbours support and value our philosophy: to deliver

Over the last two centuries – in addition

eco-friendly, high-quality products made in

to becoming a specialist manufacturer

Germany.

of printing inks – we have increased our awareness of resource consumption and

We are pleased to present the first

emission reduction. More than ever before,

environmental report in our company’s

we have incorporated this approach into our

history, and trust that you will find it

business planning and processes. We see this

informative.

as our responsibility to our fellow citizens and the environment.

Management Board

Rolf Simon

Dr. Roland Stählin

York Boeder (CEO)

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1.

1. About our Company  Contents

About our Company

Our latest factory, in Charleston, South

As a manufacturing company, we aim to

Carolina, makes us truly international.

achieve the right balance between maximum

Combined, these three facilities supply the

profitability and minimum environmental

global market with our printing inks, art and

impact. For us, that is the meaning of

development and manufacture of products in

“Throughout its long lifetime, Marabu has always successfully adapted to changing market conditions and other key factors by developing the right solutions”

craft paints and liquid coatings – a total of

sustainability.

Germany.

Rolf Simon

17,000 products.

The Stuttgart region, famous for innovation,

Our innovative products and made-to-

Our self-imposed standards and

was and remains the base for our

measure solutions for screen, pad and digital

certifications to ISO 14001 and 9001 set

international business. Today, more than

printing come from our main production

the benchmarks for our best-practice based

500 employees in 15 countries around the

plant at Tamm. Since 2004, our water-

approach. Highest-quality products, first-

world help us achieve annual sales of around

based inks and paints for arts and crafts

class technical support, hands-on customer

80 million euros.

– including for schools and professional

training, collaboration in a true spirit of

purposes – have been manufactured at

partnership, and exceptional environmental

and distributed from our new plant in

awareness are the cornerstones of our

Bietigheim-Bissingen.

success.

More than 150 years of Marabu: that means more than 150 years of commitment to production in Germany. The management and owners will continue to support the

Marabu has been making the world more colourful for 150 years. From left to right: Plant for Creative Colors, Bietigheim-Bissingen (Germany) · Plant for Printing Inks, Tamm (Germany) · Plant for Liquid Coatings, Charleston (USA)

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1.1.

1.1. Our Environmental Policy  Contents

Our Environmental Policy – Eight Guiding Principles

Even if doing business sometimes involves

1. We accept our responsibility for safety

4. Corporate social responsibility, including

7. We participate in and pro-actively

making necessary compromises to reach

and environmental protection, as a

environmental protection, is an integral

contribute to chemical industry

short-term goals, our long-term strategy

company in the chemical industry. All

part of our business philosophy and

associations on quality, health and safety

is clear: we need to protect and conserve

our employees comply with relevant

practices.

and environmental protection issues.

our natural environment and its essential

national and international legislation and

resources – air, water and soil. In the

principles of environmental law.

interests of future generations, we cannot afford a “profit at any price” attitude.

For Marabu, this is a key element of

5. We strive to continuously improve our environmental management and

2. We voluntarily abstain from using highly

8. We expect suppliers to meet the same 6. We invest in state-of-the-art plants and equipment even in uncertain market

3. Responsible, moderate consumption of

employees and the environment.

environmental performance.

toxic or hazardous substances. Wherever possible, we use less harmful substitutes.

our comprehensive commitment to our

high standards that we impose on ourselves.

conditions on an ongoing basis.

natural resources such as energy and raw materials is a given for Marabu. We prioritise the use of renewables.

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1.2.

1.2. Organisational Structure ďƒ  Contents

Organisational Structure – Integration of Environmental Protection Marabu’s management system, which

workplace safety, hazardous materials and

combines quality, environmental protection

data protection. These complement the

and occupational health and safety,

hierarchy of responsibility and integrated

is mandatory for all employees and is

management system. In addition, since

accessible at all times on the Intranet in the

1990, we have nominated a designated

form of the Marabu Management Handbook.

officer for environmental protection and

This ensures maximum reliability and

hazardous materials. In terms of our

compliance across the entire value chain and

organisational structure, environmental

continuous improvement.

protection is part of the central Quality

We have appointed designated officers

Environment Safety department.

for all tasks required by statute, including

Management Board

The integrated Marabu Management System gives us visibility into all relevant processes. An outstanding team with extensive experience ensures everything runs smoothly.

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2.

2.1.

From Raw Material to Product (and Beyond)

Research + Development + Purchasing = the Environmental Filter

Screen and pad printing inks come in paste

They are combined differently to suit each

Not all inks are created equal.

form, while digital printing inks are fluid.

specific application and type of printing

Both are a mixture of several components:

machine. It is a long way from feedstock

Before a new product is ready to be

the effect of an “environmental filter”. In

colorants, binders, solvents and additives.

to end product. At Marabu, we ensure each

manufactured and marketed – in fact, even

addition, all Marabu products comply with

step is eco-friendly.

while it is being developed – it undergoes a

the EuPIA exclusion list for printing inks

series of rigorous quality, health and safety

and related products. All of these initiatives

tests. It must satisfy all legal, customer, and

are voluntary. We avoid using so many

internal requirements.

raw materials – more than the EuPIA list

Production Raw Material

Colourants

Binders

Additives

Solvents

Extraction Storage

Ink Manufacturing

Mixing Homogenisation Filling

Ink Application

From Raw Material to Product  Contents

from hazardous materials. Along with our strict blacklist of substances, this has

– because we firmly believe in accepting To ensure top-quality products that comply

responsibility, even beyond the scope of

with all applicable standards, we exercise

regulatory requirements. This is underscored

great care in the selection of all our raw

by the key role that product safety plays in

materials. Material safety data sheets are

our company.

regularly checked by our product safety department. In 2004, an agreement was signed between company management and employees on the use of and protection

Application Drying

Marabu places great importance on high quality and product safety across the entire production chain.

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2.2.

2.2. Production – Focus on Environmental Awareness  Contents

Production – Focus on Environmental Awareness

Air Quality Control (TA-Luft). This is

amount of disposable cleaning cloths across

regularly monitored by an independent

the entire company by approximately 76 per

external organisation.

cent, from 9.6 t in 2008 to 2.3 t in 2009. As our partner is located in the region,

The heat generated by the thermal oxidiser

emissions from transportation are low.

is not simply emitted. Instead, it drives a In our 12,000 m² main production facility

Exhaust Air

in Tamm, we manufacture inks to meet our

waste heat recovery system that serves

We regard systematic separation of waste,

other industrial processes: for example,

recycling, use of certified waste disposal

customers’ printing needs. Every customer

People are part of the natural environment.

distilling detergents containing solvents,

companies and reduction of the total amount

is unique – and fulfilling their specific

That necessitates responsible production in

which are used to clean containers, and

of waste as key responsibilities – and these

requirements continually inspires us to

accordance with the precautionary principle.

drying the cleaned containers. As a result,

are part of our daily routine. We dispose

develop and produce innovative products.

We place great emphasis on treating and

we save significant amounts of energy.

of any waste in line with the German Federal Act for Promoting Closed Substance

monitoring our exhaust emissions.

Waste and Recycling

Our site in Tamm covers a total of 20,355

Cycle Waste Management and Ensuring Environmentally Compatible Waste Disposal

m² and is located in an industrial area.

All emissions of pigment dust and solvents

However, the factory site is also adjacent to

are captured in two separate exhaust

Systematic forward planning, aided by a

residential buildings. Since the installation

treatment systems. The amount of volatile

computer-based forecasting system, enables

of a new ink production line in 1988 and

organic compounds (as defined in section 31

us to calculate the exact quantities of raw

The figures on page 10 provide a breakdown

exhaust treatment system in 1998, there

of the German Federal Ordinance on Waste

materials that we will require in advance.

of the various types of waste.

have been no complaints from neighbouring

Incineration and Co-Incineration (BlmSchV))

In addition, our recipes and processes are

properties. Our plant is state-of-the-art and

in the exhaust air is reduced by 97.7 per

subject to continuous improvement, which

we invest in the latest technology on an

cent in a recuperative thermal oxidiser*.

also helps to minimise waste.

ongoing basis. In addition, we

Our production and R & D departments

comply with

in Tamm and Bietigheim-Bissingen use a

the thresholds

rental system for print wipes. This protects

set out in the

the environment by preventing waste: the

German Technical

cloths are collected, washed and returned

Instructions on

for re-use. This enabled us to reduce the

(KrW-/AbfG).

* Due to the almost complete combustion, only a small amount of diffuse emissions remains.

Separating and compacting waste facilitates recycling. In addition, this ensures maximum space utilization Thermal exhaust air purification plant with heat recovery

during transportation, which reduces

on the rooftop of our factory building in Tamm.

CO2 emissions.

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2.2 Production – Focus on Environmental Awareness  Contents

Breakdown of waste for 2009

Mixed plastic waste 14,1% Paper and cardboard 16,4%

We recycle all usual

processes. Only 2 per cent actually requires

special cleaning solvents. As always, we

materials such as

disposal. That amounts to a resource

avoid simple disposal in favour of the latest

scrap iron, paper,

efficiency of 99.7 per cent, based on the

recycling solutions – which not only benefits

cardboard, and

amount of non-recyclable materials we

the environment, but also our bottom line.

plastic film. In

generate compared to the quantity of

The cleaning solvents we use are distilled,

addition, we have

finished products. In other words, for every

which removes any dirt. 95 per cent of our

teamed up with a

tonne of ink we produce, there are only 2.4

cleaning agents can be re-used.

specialist waste

kilograms of waste requiring disposal.

Total hazardous waste 44,5%

disposal company

Scrap metal 16,3%

and other sludges

Wood and pallets 8,3%

and the residual

In terms of its contents, the waste water

is now largely comprised of dibasic ester

solvents contained

from our Tamm site is much the same as

(DBE). This move was motivated primarily

Total other waste 0,5%

in them. The

that from private households. It does not

by health and safety considerations, as

patented Isodry®

need to be monitored and can be drained

it minimises our employees’ exposure to

process recovers

into the public sewer system without prior

hazardous chemicals (DBE is not subject to

the solvents, which

treatment.

regulatory limits for dangerous substances).

Breakdown of hazardous waste in 2009

to find a use for ink

We have also changed the composition of

Waste Water

the cleaning agents that we deploy. The mixture of butyl acetate and Pyranton A

can be recycled.

Cleaning

Waste ink / varnish 8,5 t

Pigments and other

Water-based ink 0,1 t

such as binding

With an annual output of 2,000 tonnes, we

agents can be

need large amounts of mixing containers

Waste from ink and varnish removal 2,2 t

used as feedstock

– and it takes an ingenious system to

for methanol

make cleaning all

production. As

the containers as

a result, around

eco-friendly as

98 per cent of

possible. Containers

our waste can be

needing cleaning

re-used in other

are treated with

Pigment dust 1,2 t Ink and other sludges 23,8 t Distillation sludge 63,3 t

Quantity of hazardous waste per year since 2005 in [t]

waste materials

Marabu focuses on recycling

150

rather than

100

disposal. That means investing

50

wisely to improve resource efficiency: for example, 95 per cent of 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

our cleaning agents can be reused after distillation.

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2.2. Production – Focus on Environmental Awareness  Contents

Energy

This single initiative has the potential to reduce our total energy consumption by

More Efficient Compressed Air Production

energy. To save even more electricity, we switched off compressors over the weekend

In light of public debate about the impact

almost 2 per cent, making us significantly

After electricity, compressed air is the

and adjusted the network pressure:

of CO2 on climate change, in 2007 Marabu decided to switch to electricity generated

more energy-efficient. This is an investment

second most important source of energy

reducing the pressure by 1 bar lowers

that pays off, for the environment and for

for industry. However, the production

energy consumption by approximately 6 - 10

from renewable sources. In choosing a

our company: protecting the world around

of compressed air – for machinery, for

per cent.

supplier, we paid close attention to ensuring

us has benefits for everyone.

example – is extremely energy-intensive.

the sources were genuinely renewable – and

Compressing air generates large amounts of

Overall, our air compression system is now

not nuclear. None of our power is generated

The total electricity saved – 54,000

heat, which cannot be used in this process.

more energy-efficient and better adapted

using fossil fuels.

kWh – is roughly equivalent to the

For this reason, modernising air compression

to our needs. The initiative was completed

annual consumption of 13 three-person

production and infrastructure was on our

to schedule – and with positive results. We

households***.

programme of environmental initiatives for

estimate that the amount of energy required

2010.

by air compression production will decrease

Improved Lighting

by around 90,000 kWh per year. In terms

In 2010, we installed more energy-efficient ceiling lights in several areas. Not only do

** Annual figures, based on 3,750 operating hours per year. Electricity produces CO2 emissions of 575 g/kWh (data from German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt), 2010). As our electricity comes from CO2-neutral sources, the CO2 savings here are hypothetical.

the new lights have a longer lifecycle, they also provide better light. The new lights’ 50,000-hour lifetime saves a total of 414 tonnes of CO2. That amounts to a saving of around 31 tonnes of CO2 per year. (To offset 31 tonnes of carbon, we would have needed

*** Based on figures published by the German Energy and Water Association (BDEW). These estimate that a three-person household consumes 4,050 kWh electricity per year.

to plant 2,500 beech trees.)

Electricity consumption per light [kWh]

Previous conventional lighting

New lighting

0,072

0,036

Operating time per year (h) CO2 emissions per light** [kg]

Air compressors were switched between

of our total energy consumption, this is a

two production areas to better meet actual

saving of almost four per cent.

requirements. This increases load and avoids frequent machine idle time, where the

The German federal government’s

motor is running but the compressor is not

Energy Concept for the years up to 2050

actually operating – minimising unnecessary

emphasises energy efficiency. By increasing

electricity consumption. At the same time,

our energy efficiency, we are already helping

this reduces the load peaks that cause air

to protect the environment and preserve

compression production to consume so much

finite resources.

3750 155,25

77,63

CO2 saving per light** [kg]

77,62

Marabu uses green electricity and

CO2 saving from 400 lights** [t]

31,05

the latest energy-saving lighting

Electricity saved from 400 lights** [kWh]

54000

Savings generated by new lighting

– cutting energy consumption by around 50 per cent and eliminating CO2 emissions. 11


2.2. Production – Focus on Environmental Awareness  Contents

Storage

Noise and Odour Emissions

People react differently to different odours. Every day, we work with a range of

Safe raw materials are stored ready for use

A wide variety of sounds and odours are

chemicals and mixtures with a wide variety

in a pallet warehouse. Solvents are kept in a

part of life today. Few people lived near

of odours – odours that, for many people,

state-of-the-art subterranean storage facility

our factory site when we bought it and

are highly unpleasant. As we are surrounded

and delivered via a closed system. This

started operations in 1919. Since then, it

by dwellings, we make especial effort to

keeps emissions to a minimum. The storage

has gradually been surrounded by roads and

prevent odours from ink production from

facility is built according to the requirements

residential areas. For this reason, industrial

becoming a nuisance to residents.

of the German federal Flammable Liquids

noise emissions are limited by statute and

Regulation (VbF), with extremely robust,

are increasingly becoming an important

double-walled tanks (meeting the German

consideration, not least for neighbouring

standard DIN 6608/2) with pressure-based

residents.

leak detectors. The tanks are encased in

All the initiatives documented here illustrate Marabu’s eco-friendly philosophy in producing first-class products with ongoing minimisation of environmental impacts.

Incidents with Relevance to Environmental Protection Serious accidents and environmental

liquid-tight concrete, making it virtually

Under the Tamm local government land-use

disasters stick in people’s memories. They

impossible for solvents to seep out.

plan, our site is defined as industrial. Marabu

are detrimental to our health and destroy

Furthermore, all piping is located above

meets all noise-related requirements: 70

valuable biotopes and habitats for flora and

ground – so that it can be seen at all times

db during the day and night. (refer to the

fauna. Our highest priority is to prevent

and easily checked for leaks.

German Technical Instructions on Noise (TA-

environmental disasters and to be fully

Lärm)

prepared to respond to any accidents. In the period covered by this report, no environmentally relevant incidents occurred – proof that our strategy is working.

Our state-of-the-art plants produce fewer emissions – be they fluids, solids, gases or noises.

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2.3.

2.3. Products – No Greenwashing, We Keep our Promises  Contents

Products – No Greenwashing, We Keep our Promises

Eco-Friendly Products

highly scratch-resistant and dishwashersafe. That offers huge potential savings on

Ultraglass UV Inks (UVGL, UVGO, UVGCC)

the total production costs of printed glass products – resulting from significantly lower energy consumption, fewer machines and

The demands on glass printing are

removal of a superfluous process step.

We have a long tradition of developing inks

protection against hazardous materials.

enormous – in addition to quick, simple

that are as safe as possible for people and

Our strict exclusion list means that we

processing, the result needs to be brightly-

the environment. Taking full responsibility

abstain from using more potentially harmful

coloured, highly scratch-resistant and

for our products and continuously improving

substances than are on the EuPIA list. (see

dishwasher-safe.

product safety are integral parts of our

also  Timeline) We comply with all safety

business philosophy.

requirements in the German Chemicals Act

Conventional inks need to be tempered –

A UV screen printing ink, it is suitable

(ChemG).

applied at high temperatures – to meet all

for glass packaging and industrial glass,

these requirements. In contrast, Marabu

and sheet glass for interior applications.

REACH requires the registration of chemical

offers innovative and attractive solutions in

Conventional tempering is not necessary.

substances only. All Marabu products involve

our UVGL, UVGO and UVGCC product lines,

After UV curing, the glass needs only brief

All Marabu products comply with the EuPIA

mixtures of substances, which do not need

which are dried using environmentally-

tempering – for example 20 minutes at

exclusion list for printing inks and related

to be registered. But even though we are

friendly UV curing. In addition, the levels of

160°C.

products.

not obliged to register our products, we

photoinitiators and monomers are four times

still have a duty to report if and how the

lower than the applicable thresholds. Testing

Since 1994, we have not used heavy-

substances we use in our raw materials were

by the independent Fresenius Institute has

metal pigments hazardous to human

(pre-) registered by their manufacturers

confirmed these results.

health and the environment, such as

or importers. At present, all our feedstocks

lead, cadmium, mercury or chrome VI; or

meet (pre-) registration requirements. We

other substances such as polychlorinated

have written confirmation of this from all our

biphenyl (PCB), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs),

suppliers.

Regulatory Requirements and Voluntary Initiatives

Ultraglass UVGO Our UVGO product line is equally high in quality and is also safe for the environment.

Ultraglass UVGCC At Marabu, we are always one step ahead of the game – our UV curable UVGL and

Ultraglass UVGL

UVGO inks already represent a revolution in glass printing. If that were not enough,

UVGL provides high performance at low

they also formed the perfect basis for

pentachlorophenol (PCP) or dioxins. We

cost. This benefits both customers and the

the development of a Cradle to Cradle®

have taken this a step further with our

environment: UVGL does not require an

product line in 2008 for screen printing and

internal agreement on the use of and

energy-intensive tempering process, but is

roller-coating.

Since 1998, Marabu has voluntarily participated in the global Responsible Care® Initiative, a comprehensive programme which commits the chemical industry to high health, safety and environmental standards. We proactively implement the principles of this initiative.

For decades, Marabu has ensured that a chemical manufacturer can also be eco-friendly. And we prove it on a daily basis with our impressive, innovative products.

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2.3. Products – No Greenwashing, We Keep our Promises  Contents

Our Ultraglass UVGCC has all the practical

Our responsibility for our products does not

it falls within the scope of the Ordinance on

advantages of UVGO, but is also fully

end at our factory gates: we increasingly

Biowastes [BioAbfV]. **

biodegradable at the “end” of its lifecycle,

see our role as an ongoing cycle.

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according to Cradle to Cradle

We have put “end” in inverted commas, because Cradle to Cradle

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LIBRA/ Librastar HF

principles.

A Note on the Biodegradability of Inks

means that

In 1985, Marabu introduced the LIBRA

there is actually no end. All ingredients

Whether inks are biodegradable depends

product range (see also  Timeline).

can be completely recycled when the glass

largely on the substrate. A newspaper which

Even back then, our focus was on

2

is melted, enabling them to be easily re-

has, for example, a weight of 50 g/m and

delivering products that were user- and

used. Not only does this mean that no

an area coverage of 33 per cent contains

environmentally friendly: although solvent-

waste is produced, it also eliminates toxic

only 0.6 per cent ink*.

based, the range is graded as low-risk.

because the ink contains no heavy metals,

Of course the components of the inks also

Taking this idea a step further, in 2009 we

solvents (it is VOC free) or halogens such

play an important role. Anorganic materials

presented the new Librastar HF product line,

as chlorine.

cannot be broken down by microorganisms;

which sets new benchmarks in terms of eco-

however, organic pigments generally do

friendliness.

emissions such as chlorine gases. This is

This product line was developed in

not biodegrade well. Easily biodegradable

conjunction with EPEA Internationale

materials, such as resins and plant oils, can

Umweltforschung GmbH (a german

also be used.

company for environmental research), and has been included in the ConneXion®

In order to be defined as biodegradable or

Materials Library, a leading resource for

compostable under the European norm EN

advanced, innovative and sustainable

13432:2000, all ingredients in a material

materials and processes.

must biodegrade by least 90 per cent within

®

The Cradle to Cradle principle focuses on recycling and reutilisation rather than wastage and disposal: from cradle to grave. This saves resources – while raw materials are still used, they are returned to the biological or industrial cycle after usage.

twelve weeks in a commercial composting unit. To date, Ultraglass UVGCC has been unable to fulfil these criteria due to the poor biodegradability of the organic pigments. But because it does not contain heavy metals,

*Figure from the German Paint and Printing Ink Association, statement on the biodegradability of ink layers, October 2007. ** Information from the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) on the Ordinance on Biowaste.

The LIBRA product range combines outstanding expertise, continuous improvement and longstanding tradition.

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It is halogen-free (HF) – that means all

friendly inks. This halogen-free ink for

binders are PVC-free, while all pigments and

printing bottle-tops is easy to use and safe

additives are chlorine-free. As a result, this

for all concerned, right through to the end

product line meets the latest standards and

customer.

regulatory requirements: • RoHS compliant, pursuant to European

UV Curable Range

directive 2002/95/EC. This directive restricts the use of hazardous materials

Printing Inks offers a comprehensive range of

in electric and electronic equipment.

inks for a variety of applications in screen-,

• Compliant with EN 71/ Part 3. This European standard imposes stringent

digital- and pad printing. There are two key ink types: solvent-based and UV curable.

limits on the content of toxic metals in toys.

UV curable, solvent-free ink is more

• Compliant with Chapter H3 of the

environmentally friendly to manufacture

Hazardous Products Act (Canada),

and use than solvent-based ink. No solvent

Canadian legislation that prevents

fumes or VOC emissions are produced

the advertisement, sale and import of

during curing, and no ozone during LED

hazardous goods

UV curing. After curing, UV ink is inert: for example, it no longer dissolves in water. This

These exceptional qualities make Librastar

prevents any contamination of ground water.

HF especially suitable for printing toys or

In short, it is an invention that benefits

screen- or pad-printing decorative elements

people and the environment.

on electronic components or housings. We have recorded a growth in the output

TampaRotaSpeed TPHF

of UV curable inks every year since this technology was introduced 1987/88. In 2009,

Last but not least, TampaRotaSpeed TPHF

it accounted for 45 per cent of our total

is another important element in Marabu’s

output. 2008-2009 is a typical example – the

comprehensive offering of environmentally-

proportion of UV inks grew by 2.6 per cent.

Product managers are responsible for current and future products. Left: product manager for the LIBRA range. Right: product manager for digital printing.

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2.3. Products – No Greenwashing, We Keep our Promises  Contents

Marajet DI-LS

Packaging

Marabu Colour Management

The invention of the personal computer

Just as we do with our products, we also

To ensure that Marabu inks come in exactly

marked a seismic shift – one that made

seek to ensure our packaging has minimum

the colours our customers want – anywhere

life simpler and faster. Many applications

environmental impact. The complete

in the world – and to save as much waste

that were formerly the domain of screen

packaging is chosen according to recycling

as possible, we offer our customers a smart

and pad printing are now done with digital

requirements. Since 1994, Marabu has

colour management system.

printing. This development has taken place

participated in the GEBR system set up

at astonishing speed, catapulting us into the

by the German Printing Inks Association,

This is a combination of software and

modern technological age.

enabling us to meet our obligation to accept

hardware. Marabu ColorManager, Marabu

returned packaging.

ColorFormulator and Marabu ColorDispenser

Marabu identified this trend early on:

all help to minimise our products’ ecological

we have been manufacturing digital

A good example is the packaging we use the

footprint across their entire lifecycle – yet

printing inks since 1995. And since then,

most. Our 1-litre canister is 100 per cent

another environmentally friendly initiative.

digital printing has become increasingly

recyclable, and the GEBR system ensures

widespread. The latest plug-and-play

that it is indeed recycled.

product line, Marajet DI-LS, unites userfriendliness, high quality with improved

A further example of smart packaging is our

workplace and environmental health. It

200-litre vats for shipping larger quantities.

features a non-aggressive formula and low-

These are equipped with a dispensing

odour solvents. In addition, no cleaning

system to make them easier to empty – to

is required when changing inks during the

prevent the creation of waste in the first

printing process, reducing the use of solvents.

place.

All in all, Marabu inks make printing more cost-effective, easier, more environmentally and user-friendly.

German recycling system for packaging (GEBR)

We have more than 20 years of experience in colorimetry.

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The future at Marabu

• At the drupa 2008 and Labelexpo

• We have recently introduced digital

Marabu has set new benchmarks for

2008 trade shows, we demonstrated

printing cartridges with a new integrated

environmentally-friendly inks. Our products

Here is a brief overview of future initiatives

the first UV inks for the new UV-LED

system that reduces the amount

fulfil the latest standards and meet customer

and projects – our responsibility to coming

curing process, jointly with IST Metz

of residual ink – ensuring that our

demands for completely halogen-free inks.

generations:

GmbH. Since then, we have successfully

customers get the most out of our

Making printing inks more eco-friendly does

implemented a number of projects

products.

not guarantee instant commercial success.

in conjunction with manufacturers

• New development 5035: Low-Migration

But we will continue to increase our efforts

of printing machines. Cutting-edge

UV screen printing ink for container

and research in this area, and do our utmost

LED technology can reduce electricity

printing: reflecting the latest technology,

to fulfil our customers’ requirements.

consumption by 45 per cent. By using UV

our UV ink 5035 is the first UV ink to be

lights that do not contain heavy metals

suitable for printing food packaging and

or produce any ozone emissions, we

other sensitive applications. Currently,

have improved the indirect effects of our

this product is in a pilot phase***

products even further. More innovative

and will be launched on the market as

developments like this one are set to

Ultrapack UVFP.

follow shortly. • Marabu is a trendsetter. With TampaRotaSpeed TPHF, we developed the first halogen-free ink for printing bottle tops. After performing well in testing, the ink was presented to the public at K 2010.

*** We welcome new partners for our pilot testing. Please contact Mr Hehl-Heinz (heh@marabu.de), the Product Manager for Ultrapack UVFP.

The future will involve change - something Marabu views as an opportunity. Every day, experienced employees work hard to make Marabu and its products even better.

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2.4

2.4. Logistics – We Deliver the Goods  Contents

Logistics – We Deliver the Goods

Transport packaging To achieve continuous improvement, we

Transportation

modes of transport in 2009, for the entire company. Almost half our products were

Marabu exports around 80 per cent of its

delivered by truck, 47 per cent by sea and

printing inks outside Germany. We have

less than 4 per cent by air. For Marabu,

customers on almost all continents. The

airplanes – a high-emission means of

result: every day, we comply with a vast

transport – are an exception rather than a

successful, implementation would result in

number of country-specific regulations, in

rule. Delivery by sea produces the lowest

considerable reduction of cardboard and

terms of transport, packaging and labelling.

packing material.

Less than 1 per cent of cases result in

emissions: 80 per cent fewer CO2 emissions per tonne and kilometre than by truck –

complaints.

and 98.4 per cent less than by airplane**.

combine experience and change in our MARABU improvement process. Employees

We primarily use mono-packaging made of

Our products are delivered to customers by

However, it is not possible to increase the

and managers pool their ideas from their

cardboard, which is completely recyclable.

an external logistics provider, who is closely

amount of goods transported by ship, given

daily experiences at work.

For packing, we mainly use paper made

monitored by Marabu. Since 2001, there

the location of our customers and the longer

from cellulose, a renewable resource.

have been no accidents while transporting

delivery times involved with sea travel.

our products, across all means of transport.

Trucks dominate our European deliveries,

In a joint project led by the departments

and share – with rail – deliveries to and from

Environmental protection and Logistics in

All our containers and packaging have been

2010 saw the optimisation of transport

optimised for shipping our products to

Our delivery items are labelled according

ships. In Europe, the maximum distances

packaging and the reduction of packaging

customers. The plastic wrap that we use to

to the relevant regulations. We ensure that

for transport are mostly around 2,700 km.

volume. Our standard pallet boxes could be

cover our containers and pallet boxes is

shipping containers and trucks are loaded

Goods are delivered to other continents –

cut in size to 11 cm, saving packing material

phthalate-free*.

properly and securely to minimise damage

Asia, Australia and North and South America

at the same time. Exact figures are not yet

All metal containers have a plastic seal ring.

during transport – preventing delayed

– by ship.

available, as this initiative is currently being

Since 2009, this no longer contains DEHP

deliveries for our customers and potential

tested. However, assuming the trial phase is

and is also phthalate-free.

damage to the environment from chemical leaks.

*Phthalates are used as plasticisers, to make plastic more pliable. According to the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) they may pose risks for reproductive health. The most commonly used phthalate is di-2-ethylhexylphthalate, or DEHP

We aim to find the shortest route with the best mode of transport, to avoid unnecessary emissions. This is illustrated by the distribution of loads across the various

**Calculated according to the German Chemicals Industry Association’s (VCI) Guideline for Calculation of CO2 emissions from logistics in the chemical industry. Published on 6 June 2010. Values: Truck: 65 gCO2/tkm; Ship: 13 g CO2/tkm Airplane: 801 g CO2/tkm.

Marabu exports around 80 per cent of its printing inks outside Germany, by road, sea or air. We are a truly global company.

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2.5

2.5. Management, Staff and Administration – A Green Team  Contents

Management, Staff and Administration – A Green Team

As for employees who are entitled to a company car, we introduced a new corporate

Fleet emission categories according to European directive 715/2007/EC

policy in 2009. Our new standard vehicle is a low-consumption and low-emission car. With a consumption of just 4.8 litres of diesel per 100 km (according to the manufacturer’s

Marabu is completely committed to

Marabu offers all employees the option

specifications), CO2 emissions of only 127

environmental protection and the use of

of travelling to and from work the

g/km and a particulate filter, it is the ideal,

renewable resources – from management

environmentally-friendly and cost-effective

environmentally friendly company car. This

right down to every last employee.

way: we support public transport by

means that our employees can reach our

subsidising tickets for the Stuttgart public

customers conveniently, but with minimal

transport network. 7.4 per cent of our

impact on the environment.

staff have already taken advantage of this

In Europe, exhaust and emission limits for

Personal transport for employees is an

opportunity to improve their CO2 footprint.

cars are defined by European norms. Marabu

inefficient use of resources, and has a

Compared to driving a car, this initiative

stays up to date with the latest technology,

negative impact on climate change. For an

saves an average 56 per cent of CO2 per

renewing our fleet on an ongoing basis. As a

international company like Marabu, however,

person per kilometre. With an average one-

result, we already comply with EURO 5, the

it is unavoidable: it is part of our core

way trip of 20 km, these Marabu employees

latest and most stringent European standard.

business. Marabu has introduced a range

Almost a third of all our vehicles are now

of initiatives in this area to improve our

save 21 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the course of a year. The fact that we are near

performance.

the light rail station at Tamm has surely

Average fuel consumption of Marabu fleet

classified as low-emission under EURO 5: 8

been able to steadily reduce the consumption of all our vehicles. Currently, our fleet’s

2

20

99

consumption averages 6.5 litres of 100 km.

4

01 20 02 20 03 20 04 20 05 20 06 20 07 20 08 20 09

most important factor. Since 1999, we have

6

20

After emissions, fuel consumption is the next

00

influenced the take-up of these subsidised tickets.

EURO 4 70% EURO 5 29% EURO 3 1%

19

Mobility and Employee Transportation

Slight improvement - huge impact. The reduction of fuel consumption averagely about 1 litre per 100 km, saves thousands of litres a year.

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2.5. Management, Staff and Administration – A Green Team  Contents

Eco-friendly Office

In addition, from 2010, we will be introducing FSC-certified (FSC Mix®) paper

For internal purposes, all our employees

and envelopes for all correspondence

print on 100 per cent recycled paper. This

with customers, brochures and other

paper has been recognised under the

purposes. This is backed by the credibility

German Blue Angel scheme as an eco-

of the international, independent Forest

friendly product. We followed a rigorous

Stewardship Council (FSC).

selection process in choosing the product’s manufacturer, who operates (as we do)

As a result of the “CO2 neutral Postage”

according to ISO certified management

project, which is part of our environmental

systems 9001 and 14001.

programme for 2010, we are taking advantage of existing opportunities to make sustainable practices part of our daily

Total paper consumption from 2005 - 2009 2,0

Paper consumption in pieces

1 gram of fat is enough to contaminate 1,000 litres of drinking water. To prevent waste water containing fat from entering

1,5

the groundwater, the waste water from our canteen passes through a grease trap,

1,0

before being drained into the public sewer system. The grease trap operates to the

0,5

principle of gravity, dividing 99 per cent of fats and oils from used water.

0,0

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

business. Since October 2010, we have sent

Although paper is made from a renewable

our entire letter post with “GoGreen” – the

resource, we aim to use as little of it as

CO2-neutral service provided by our postal partner, Deutsche Post DHL*.

possible, because of the energy intensive

CO2-emissions are going to be compensated

company. The figures corroborate the

in reafforestation projects all over the world.

success this policy over the last few years.

* We are unable to provide exact figures on the amount of CO2 offset for the almost 50,000 letters we send annually.

Canteen

paper production – across the entire

The request “Save paper – think before you print” is attached to all our e-mails, appealing to readers to avoid printing unnecessarily. Double-sided printing is another cost-effective method we deploy to save paper.

Using a CO2 neutral letter post service and FSC-certified printing paper demonstrate our commitment to an ecofriendly office.

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Marabu [Continuous] Improvement Process (MVP)

This almost completely eliminated the use of disposable metal containers in a process of transferring ink from larger containers to smaller containers (approximately 2,500

Environmental policies are only effective when all

fewer disposable metal containers per year). This has made a huge difference in terms of saving resources, reducing waste and

employees have

cutting production costs. As a consequence

input into their

of this initiative, nearly 5,000 euros have

development.

been freed up for other purposes.

The MARABU improvement process offers a

“KeyAction Green” and our new GreenGroup

platform for proactive, collaborative

Up until 2010, a project called KeyAction

design and optimisation

Green brought together a team of managers

of the workplace and

to promote innovative ideas and introduce

work processes. It

new eco-friendly technologies, practices

gives all staff members

and processes. A number of initiatives were

an opportunity to

implemented as a result. In late 2010,

contribute their

the team was expanded further. With the

ideas to make work

participation of the managing directors, the

processes and

new GreenGroup will have an even higher

the deployment

profile in the company. With this move,

of materials more

Marabu is taking a pro-active stance to

efficient. One recent

confronting future challenges relating to

initiative had an

environmental protection.

especially positive environmental impact.

Environmental protection comes not only from the top down, but also from the bottom up. The whole MVP team is working on improving manufacturing and shipping processes.

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2.6.

2.6. Efficient Use of Energy and Resources  Contents

Efficient Use of Energy and Resources

to cut energy consumption continuously

such as the global financial crisis in 2008

and sustainably. To monitor these

and 2009.

performance indicators, the department for Quality Environment Safety deploys an

The positive results from Tamm show that

environmental accounting instrument.

an improved environmental performance is possible even in difficult economic

Because we are a manufacturing company

Marabu has implemented a number of

The key metrics are the overall electricity

circumstances. These figures mean that less

based in Germany, we have a key role

projects to promote sustainable use of

consumption and consumption per kilogram

electricity was needed for each kilogram of

in consuming resources responsibly and

feedstocks, utilities and other materials, as

of ink produced.

ink produced.

sustainably. Compared to other industrial

well as energy, which are outlined below. A number of dedicated environmental

In the years ahead, we need to continue

protection projects conducted with a variety

to meet our targets to reduce electricity

of departments are helping to decrease

consumption and costs per kilogram of

Marabu was using CO2-neutral electricity long before CO2 reduction and climate

consumption. The projects to optimise air

ink produced – and as a result, increase

compression and replace the lighting, which

efficiency.

The area with the greatest potential for

change became subjects of widespread

were outlined in the Production chapter,

savings is and will remain material and

public discussion.

increased our results even further for the

Energy prices have doubled over the last 10

fourth quarter of 2010.

years. This trend is likely to continue into

countries, Germany has relatively few natural resources. That makes it essential

Electricity

that we consume resources efficiently, and avoid waste.

resource consumption. On average, for

the foreseeable future. That makes the need

manufacturing companies, 60 per cent of

Since 2007, Marabu has exclusively used

the gross value of output is attributable to

eco-power from renewable resources. This

Across the company, however, we were

to cut consumption and raise efficiency –

the cost of input materials.

cuts annual CO2 emissions by an average 1,540 tonnes (and, across the whole

unable to maintain the positive trend from

from environmental and cost grounds – even

the preceding years. This was the result of

more pressing.

company, by almost 2,000 tonnes). The aim

one-off but middle-term negative effects,

is not just to reduce CO2 emissions, but also to increase

Electricity consumption [GWh]

Electricity consumption [kWh] per kg of ink produced

the company’s energy efficiency generally. In short,

1,30

3,0 2,5

1,25

Efficiency takes priority when dealing with natural resources.

2,0 1,20

1,5 1,0

1,15 0,5 0,0

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

1,10

2005

2006

2007

2008

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2.6. Efficient Use of Energy and Resources  Contents

Gas

Gas consumption [GWh] 2005-2009

CO2 emissions [t] 2005-2009

Gas consumption [kWh] per kg of ink produced

We stopped using oil for heating our facility

3,5

800

1,5

in 1988. Since then, we have used a more

3,0

environmentally friendly fuel, gas, to power our highly efficient modern condensing boiler. With an efficiency of 90 - 95 per cent,

2,0

thanks to its ability to extract additional

1,5

heat by condensing water vapour, and low-emission combustion, this move has a

1,2

600

2,5

0,9 400

0,6

1,0

200

0,3

positive impact on our profitability and the

0,5

environment.

0,0

The reduction in harmful emissions includes:

the economic crisis, 2008 und 2009, are

Measured against output, our Tamm site

Gas consumption has trended downwards

• approximately 39 per cent lower

significantly lower (-5.4 per cent for 2008

also shows progress towards more efficient

over the last five years. Per kilogram of ink

and -28.2 per cent for 2009), which can

use of energy. Our 2009 gas consumption,

produced, our consumption has sunk from

• 100 per cent elimination of SO2, which is responsible for the creation of acid rain

partly be attributed to lower demand and a

per kilogram of ink produced, was 20.3 per

1.33 kWh to 1.06 kWh (see graph above).

corresponding drop in production, including

cent lower than in 2005.

• 66 per cent lower particulate emissions

a switch to a single shift each day, but also

greenhouse-gas CO2 emissions

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

(both fine and coarse), compared to the

shows the success of our efforts to save

conventional method of generating heat

energy. Lower consumption also translates

from oil*.

to lower CO2 emissions.

0

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

0,0

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Our average gas consumption, as an equally important indicator for our environmental accounting instrument, has stood at 2.8 m kWh over the last five years (2005-2009). We have been able to steadily reduce our consumption. The figures for the years of

*This estimate of the emissions from various energy sources produced in generating thermal energy is based on the Öko-Institut Freiburg’s GEMIS database.

Natural gas is Marabu’s sole primary energy source. Our modern condensing boiler ensures maximum efficiency.

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2.7.

2.6. Efficient Use of Energy and Resources | 2.7. eco-grid  Contents

eco-grid

The resulting reduction in CO2 emissions over the last five years has dramatically

The carbon footprint of our products (PCF =

improved the carbon footprint of ink

indicator for our environmental reporting,

indicators are tracked in the Marabu Green Development Index (MGDI),

production. In 2009, only around 270 g CO2 equivalent is created per kilogram of ink **.

but is also receiving more attention from our

enabling an overview within seconds, in the form of an “eco-grid”.

product carbon footprint) is not just a key

To gain visibility into all environmental indicators at all times, Marabu conducts its own environmental accounting instrument. The six key

customers.

(see diagram below)

Environmental commitment

These results show an absolute and relative By using CO2-neutral eco-power, no further

(ie, in relation to output) reduction of gas

emissions are created. In the year we

consumption and CO2 emissions since 2005.

switched to green electricity (2007) we

The whole industry has been affected by

reduced the carbon footprint of 1 kilogram of

the global economic crisis, which caused a

ink by around 64.2 per cent. A comparison

substantial downturn in business. But as

of the trend with and without eco-power

the figures point to a positive trend, both

demonstrates the enormous difference.

in absolute and relative terms, over the

10 8

Exhaust

6

Product Carbon Footprint

4

last five years, this looks likely to continue

2

in future, despite fluctuating market conditions.

** This estimate of the emissions produced by gas to generate thermal energy is based on the ÖkoInstitut Freiburg’s GEMIS database. (251 g/kWh CO2 equivalent, using the UNFCCC’s method of calculating equivalency.

CO2 emissions [kg] per kg of ink produced

Waste

Product Carbon Footprint [kg] per kilogramm of ink produced – impact of switch to CO2-neutral green electricity 1,2

0,4

Water

2009

Average 2005-2009

10 =   optimum

1,0

0,3

0,8 0,2

0,6 0,1

0,0

Energy efficiency

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

CO2-emission per kg using conventional electricity and gas

CO2-emission 0,4 per kg ink produced using green electricity and gas 0,2 2005 2006 2007

2008

2009

The Marabu Green Development Index combines all key environmental figures in one diagram – depicting environmental performance at a glance.

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3.

3. Input/Output Analysis  Contents

Input/Output Analysis

Input

Output

The input materials comprise anything delivered or provided to the company during the year.

Output comprises all emissions produced by the company. Strict national and international

With around 13,000 different products, there is no small number of feedstocks. For the

thresholds apply to these amounts, which are precisely measured and recorded by Marabu.

purpose of clarity, the raw materials have been combined into categories.

The table includes all types of emissions: gases, solids, fluids and noise.

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Emissions - gas

Energy Electricity

[kWh]

2,731,740

2,878,220

2,751,331

2,852,872

2,299,562

CO 2

[t]

2,335.4

2,515.0

804.3

659.5

500.3

Natural gas

[kWh]

2,806,988

3,254,371

3,204,475

2,627,627

1,993,385

CO*

[t]

0.2

0.2

0.4

0.4

0.4

Total energy consumption

[kWh]

5,538,728

6,132,591

5,955,806

5,480,499

4,292,947

NOx in the form of NO 2* Total C**

[t]

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

[t]

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.7

Materials

Emissions - solids

Fresh water

[m³]

Binders and resins

[t]

Solvents

2,435

2,636

2,936

3,413

4,333

Hazardous waste

n.a.

734.7

708.8

686.5

527.5

Ink and distillation sludge

[t]

123.0

127.9

137.4

129.8

95.6

[t]

n.a.

1,553.0

1,505.6

1,501.7

1,227.0

Waste from ink and varnish removal // stripping

[t]

25.8

14.3

15.0

11.3

3.4

Pigments

[t]

n.a.

473.5

435.7

447.0

334.0

Total amount of hazardous waste

[t]

148.8

142.2

152.4

141.1

99.0

Filler

[t]

n.a.

125.1

148.7

184.7

173.4

Other waste

Auxiliaries

[t]

n.a.

109.1

112.6

125.0

105.3

Machine and gear oil

[t]

Bronzes and glitter

[t]

n.a.

19.1

21.0

15.0

10.6

Non-recyclable plastic waste

[t]

39.2

40.3

25.5

32.8

31.3

Packaging (both sites)

[pcs.]

n.a.

2,883,474

1,856,876

Paper and cardboard

[t]

48.0

44.7

45.0

40.2

36.6

Wood and pallets

[t]

29.2

39.4

36.1

35.8

18.4

Scrap

[t]

60.1

52.6

69.0

44.8

36.2

Polymer binders

[t]

Total amount of other waste

[t]

176.5

177.0

176.1

153.6

123.6

[m³]

2,435

2,636

2,936

3,413

4,333

2,164.05

2,360.18

1,884.57

n.a.

n.a.

n.a. = Figures not available. * = exact figures are not available, as this is measured every three years. This figure is based on the latest measurement. **= exact figures are not available, as this is measured every three years. This figure is based on the latest measurement. Total C includes all carbons including VOC, which are organic compounds in gas form (e.g. methane). Source: guidelines published by VDI and DIN VDI 3481 Part 4.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

0.5

n.a.

n.a.

1.1

n.a.

Emissions – fluid Waste water

Emissions – noise All thresholds prescribed in the TA-Lärm for mixed-use areas were met. Products Total

[t]

2,111.73

2,259.39

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4. Environmental Programme  Contents

Environmental Programme

Our yearly environmental programme lists all milestones in terms of environmental activities at both our sites. We identify potential improvement using a relevance

No.

Process

Target

Activity

Costs

Responsibility

Planned implementation date

Status

1.

Compliance with regulatory requirements

Ensure compliance across the organisation

Document delegation of responsibility for compliance with relevant requirements to employees

Ongoing costs of Rack system

Management, Quality Environment Safety, Market Supply

31/12/2010

Ongoing

2.

Transport/ Transport safety

Save packaging material

Optimise cardboard None and packing in shipping from Tamm

Purchasing, In the near future Environmental Protection, Storage and Shipping

Ongoing

3.

Construction/ renovation and maintenance of buildings

Reduce electricity costs

Optimise air compression Market Supply and infrastructure

Approx. € 25 000

Market Supply

2nd half of 2010

Completed 01/10/2010

4.

Construction/ renovation and maintenance of buildings

Reduce electricity costs, increase energy efficiency

Replace T8 Approx. € 24 000 fluorescent lighting to 26 000 in halls 2 and 5 with resolite ECG and T5 fluorescent lights

Environmental Protection

In progress from June - September

Completed 01/09/2010

5.

Corporate strategy/policy

Publish environmental report

Produce Marabu‘s environmental report (as part of a dissertation project)

Approx. € 5000

Environmental Protection

Jan/Feb 2011

Project commenced 01/09/10

6.

Development and launch printing inks and art and craft products, procurement of feedstocks, utilities and other materials

Minimise footprint (indirect environmental impact)

Increase use of FSC-labelled products

No precise figure

Marketing, Purchasing, Environmental Protection

In the near future

Ongoing

7.

Selection and assessment of suppliers

Minimise footprint (indirect environmental impact)

CO2 neutral letter € 60 p.a. post with Deutsche Post DHL

Purchasing, Environmental Protection

01/10/2010

Completed 01/10/2010

matrix, which is updated every year – and which forms a basis for these activities. We set deadlines and assign responsibilities to ensure that all relevant employees involved have a document that provides concrete targets and goals. Last updated: 1 January 2011 Although we are still feeling the effects of the global economic crisis in 2008 and 2009, we are continuing to outlay expenditure for environmental protection. In 2010, more than 55,000 euros were budgeted for various initiatives, mapping a clear path towards improving Marabu’s environmental performance.

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Memberships of Associations | Partners ďƒ  Contents

Awards and Membership of Associations

Our Partners – For First-Class, Eco-Friendly Products For Marabu, forming partnerships is pivotal to ensuring that our products truly reflect customer demand. Partnerships also allow us to implement shared visions and innovations. There is a little bit of partnership in each Marabu product. And our environment is among the most important.

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 Contents

List of Acronyms

Published by:

%

Per cent

km

Kilometre

°C

Degrees Celsius

kWh

Kilowatt hour

AG

Public limited company]

l

Litre

BImSchV

German Federal Ordinance on Waste Incineration and Co-Incineration

LED

light-emitting diode

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

Square metre

Chrome VI  V // III III Pronounced: Chrome Six / Three

Cubic metre

CO2

Carbon dioxide

MVP

Marabu continuous improvement process

DIN

German Institute for Standardization

PCB

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

EG

European Community

PCF

product carbon footprint

EN

European Norm

PCP

Pentachlorophenol

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning

PVC

Polyvinylchloride

EuPIA

The European Printing Ink Association

RoHS

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

FSC

Forest Stewardship Council

SO2

Sulphur dioxide

g

Gram

t

Tonne

GEBR

German recycling services provider

tkm

Tonne kilometre

GmbH & Co. KG Limited partnership

UV

ultraviolet light, with a wavelength between 100 and 400 nm

h

Hour

UVGCC

UV curable glass inks in accordance with the cradle-to-cradle-principle

HF

Halogen-free

VbF

German flammable liquids legislation

ISO

International Organisation for Standardisation

VOC

Volatile Organic Compounds

kg

Kilogram

VOC

Volatile Organic Compound

Marabu GmbH & Co. KG Asperger Strasse 4 D-71732 Tamm, Germany Telephone: +49 (0) 7141 / 691-0 Fax: +49 (0) 7141 / 691-147 E-Mail: environment@marabu.com       www.marabu.com /       www.marabu-inks.com Commercial register entry: Amtsgericht Stuttgart (Stuttgart local court), HRA 300662 Managing directors: York Boeder (CEO), Rolf Simon, Dr. Roland Stählin Marabu Beteiligungs-GmbH Commercial register entry: Amtsgericht Stuttgart (Stuttgart local court), HRB 300316 VAT identification number; DE 146 146 563

Content: Jeannette Müller und Fabio Schubert, Marabu GmbH & Co. KG Design: ecographis kommunikation + design,     www.ecographis.com

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