Blue Line is committed to initiating activities that reduce the impact on the external environment and everyone in the company contributes to complying with the environmental policy.
Of course, Blue Line also complies with applicable legislation.
It is the Management's responsibility to define goals and follow up on the policy and this must be reviewed at least once a year.
Breach of the environmental policy must be reported to Management.
In addition to the focus areas below, a number of new targets for energy consumption in new buildings will be redefined after moving into a new domicile in the spring of 2023.
Purchase of goods
The purchase of goods accounts for by far the largest share of Blue Line material consumption and therefore a 'code of conduct' is implemented for Blue Line's partners to ensure that the entire value chain focuses on sustainability. Blue Line conducts a review of the sustainability of the most important business partners. Supply Chain Management is responsible for this review.
Blue Line's goal is to use recyclable packaging to the greatest extent possible. In connection with the evaluation of sub-suppliers, the focus is on ensuring their use of recyclable packaging. Supply Chain Management is responsible for this evaluation.
Blue Line sorts and recycles packaging to the greatest extent possible. Excess cardboard and paper are thrown into a recycling container, which is regularly collected for recycling. In addition, plastic and scrap metal are sorted for recycling. Supply Chain Management is responsible for this effort.
It is an incorporated policy that employees take leftovers from lunches and meetings home so that these do not go to waste.
Blue Line has solar cells on the roof, which contribute to environmentally friendly electricity supply. Blue Line only uses LED lighting to minimize power consumption. When Blue Line relocates to a new domicile in the spring of 2023, the share of electricity supply from alternative sources, e.g. through larger photovoltaic system, will increase. Subsequently, measurements and initiatives to reduce electricity consumption are launched. Management is responsible for these efforts.
Blue Line currently uses natural gas as a source of heating. Natural gas is more environmentally friendly than coal and oil. When Blue Line relocates to a new domicile in the spring of 2023, the heat supply will change to district heating, produced locally with local CO2-neutral straw and wood chips. In the summer, surplus heat from local waste incineration and nearby companies is also used. The heat production takes place at plants that clean the flue gas and meet the latest EU requirements for particles, Nox, SO2 and CO. Measurements and initiatives are launched to reduce heat consumption. Management is responsible for these efforts.
Blue Line uses chemicals in individual production processes. All chemicals used at Blue Line are included in the chemical risk assessment. The chemical risk assessment has been prepared in accordance with the Danish Working Environment Authority's guidelines. The chemical risk assessment must, among others, ensure that all chemicals used are stored and disposed of according to the individual product's safety data sheet. According to the use of the chemicals, relevant protective equipment as well as first aid equipment are available. The Working Environment Organisation is responsible for these efforts.
Blue Line's discharge is limited to wastewater treated by the municipality. After relocating to a new domicile in the spring of 2023, no smoke is discharged. Excess material is sorted and recycled. Residual waste is collected and used for heating locally.
This policy is reassessed by Management at least once a year.