Sustainability

Environmental sustainability and preservation of resources are at the heart of the way we do things.

Environmental sustainability and preservation of resources are at the heart of the way we do things.

With our CFC and aromatics-free vulcanisation solutions, adhesive systems and cleaners, we are committed to environmental sustainability. Our approach lengthens the life cycle of tires, conveyors and processing plants, and thus makes a considerable contribution to raw materials savings across the globe.

Our specialists around the world continue to develop new materials and solutions in our laboratories, taking into account the most recent environmental regulations to create environmentally sustainable products and solutions.

Don’t replace it,
keep it

REMA TIP TOP is one of the largest tyre repair specialists – from bicycle, car, truck and motorcycle tyres up to OTR and EM tyres.

Repairs that have been professionally carried out permit both the continued use of the tyre, and, through retreading, create a second, and possibly a third, tyre life.

Our slogan of “don’t replace it, keep it” ensures that many millions of liters of crude oil are saved that would otherwise be needed for the production of new tyres.

Continuous Development

The REMA TIP TOP Product Development Department continuously works on the substitution of materials, plasticisers or solvents that are health hazards and develops new environmentally-friendly materials.

REMA TIP TOP also places great emphasis on sustainability in our production processes. We continually strive to optimise the energy efficiency of our systems, use raw materials more effectively and utilise, for example, new processes to allow us to utilise waste materials.

Where at all possible, we use renewable energy sources. In our production facility at Howick in South Africa, for example, around 15 % of the energy consumed is generated by water power delivered by a waterfall in the direct vicinity of our factory premises.

Sustainability is of fundamental value within the framework of our strategic growth planning. We design our internal processes from the resource efficiency perspective and align our products and services even more specifically to the requirements of our customers.

Certification

In this sector, REMA TIP TOP was the first company in the world to be ISO-certified. Certification to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 is confirmation of our high-quality standards.

By 1995, REMA TIP TOP had, as the first company in this industrial sector, achieved QS certification to DIN EN ISO 9001 for the Poing, Fuerstenzell and Desdorf facilities.

The Wittenberg factory also achieved DIN EN ISO 9002 certification in 1995 and in the meantime DIN EN ISO 90012008 has also been successfully achieved. We are very proud of this and of the employees who made it possible.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Community

We are committed to supporting a range of programs and initiatives in our community. We have a focus on contributing to local organisations because that’s where we believe we can make the biggest difference.

We have a strategic joint venture partnership with Karlayura in Western Australia. Karlayura is a proudly 100% Aboriginal owned profit-for-purpose business. It exists to preserve Aboriginal cultural traditions and develop strong, self-sustaining communities.

Through its strategic partnerships Karlayura completes civil and mining infrastructure projects, delivers conveyor maintenance services, as well as supplying both skilled and unskilled local Aboriginal labour.

REMA TIP TOP runs a full suite of internal programs aimed at improving the wellbeing of all our staff. We actively encourage our staff to take part in community activities and initiatives and support them in every way we can. Our community is something we are really passionate about.