MOTTAINAI
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RESPECT

MOTTAINAI: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RESPECT

MEHITS’ environmental campaign consists of four points: reduce, reuse, recycle, respect.
MEHITS' ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

MEHITS has always been committed to the development of sustainable and energy-efficient products. Therefore, in line with the Group's Environmental Sustainability Vision 2050, to "protect air, land and water with our hearts and technologies to sustain a better future for all" MEHITS has developed its own environmental policy. The name chosen for the environmental campaign is MOTTAINAI, a Japanese term which translates into Don’t waste!

REDUCE

In line with the MELCO’s vision, the first objective is to reduce CO2 emissions, through a more rational use of energy. To do this, a complete energy mapping was carried out in every production plant, which was the first step. The next ones are favoring renewable resources at the expense of the exhaustible ones; recovering heat otherwise dispersed where possible; optimizing the duration of the most energy consuming processes; planning and scheduling equipment maintenance frequently to maximize efficiency.

REUSE AND RECYCLE

The second objective is to reduce waste production, which in this case regards mostly unused packaging and production scraps, through recycling or reuse. To achieve our goals, fully recyclable packaging must be used, and local suppliers must offer a sustainable milk run service. In the rare cases where this is not possible, waste products are given a second life as by-products in a circular economy.

RESPECT

This aspect involves all MEHITS employees during their daily tasks and habits, by respecting the environment, pointing out ideas for improvement and reduction of waste. The combination of small actions, ideas, and suggestions leads to a healthier environment.