The path to an ethical and sustainable composites industry
We believe that Respect should be mentioned way more than “sustainability”. Above all, as far as we respect the environment we’re on the right direction. Respecting the environment and all its inhabitants and ecosystems.
“by RESPECT we understand, to care about all stakeholders in the composites ecosystem, employees, end Users & the environment.”
Is it possible?
Can humans drive economic growth, meet rising demand for food, energy and water, and make significant environmental progress? The short answer is “yes,” but it comes with several big “ifs.” New research shows that we can put the world on a path to sustainability if we make significant changes within the next 10 years.
Climate change, declining air and water quality, rapid population growth – it can seem overwhelming to even contemplate solutions to such global challenges, let alone what it would take to actually implement those solutions. How will a world already under intense environmental stress be able to feed and shelter an expected 10 billion people by the year 2050?
What sort of steps will it take? As expected, it will require an aggressive effort to reduce fossil fuel use and the greenhouse gases that follow, but we can do this with a smart and sensible combination of solar, wind, hydropower and nuclear energy – so long as they are properly sited to protect habitat and use already converted lands. Other studies have shown that we can ease the necessary fuels transition through investments in natural climate solutions – conservation and land management strategies that maximize the carbon storage potential of our landscapes and coasts.
We have a commitment towards society and for this reason we want to work hard to put Respect in the center of R*Concept. Under our Respect action plan, we want to support different social and environmental initiatives
We started collaborating with Good Karma Projects sponsoring part of their “Beach Clean-Up Day event”. Beach clean-ups are a learning opportunity for citizens. There’s a major difference between seeing photos of plastic pollution online and witnessing it on an actual beach. It makes one think about the impact of the non-biodegradable stuff that we are using and how it’s affecting the environment.
Who are GK Projects?
Good Karma Projects is an European non-profit organization founded by two surfers and engineers promoting sustainability through boardsports.
We collaborate with Proactiva Open Arms donating repairing material for their boats. Our repair kits help them to keep their boats in good conditions to continue saving lives.
Who are Proactiva Open Arms?
Open Arms is a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose main mission is to protect, by having a presence at sea, those people who try to reach Europe fleeing from war, persecution or poverty. Born from a rescue and first aid at sea company with extensive experience in the Spanish coasts.
We collaborate with Aspasim supporting projects to help people with disabilities.
Who is ASPASIM?
ASPASIM, with 75 years of history, is a non-profit organization based in Barcelona whose mission is the integration, inclusion, assistance, rehabilitation and comprehensive, personalized and quality care of people with severe mental disabilities in all vital areas (education, employment, leisure, sports, housing, etc.).