Working to be more sustainable

As part of Sandvik, Rammer is steadily working to improve its sustainability. We have already made good progress at our factory in Lahti where we have reduced our CO2 emissions by almost half compared to 2016-2018, and we aim to reduce our emissions still further. We have also significantly improved the recycling and re-use rates of materials throughout our value chain. In addition, we have just launched BIO Tool Grease, the first product in our green range. By continuing these initiatives, we aim to become the clear, recognized industry leader in sustainability.

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Our progress so far

We have been working for years to reduce CO2 emissions. This year our factory in Lahti will reduce its CO2 emissions from energy consumption by nearly half compared to previous years. We are taking constant actions to reduce our CO2 emissions further.

Our Lahti factory is working to reduce fossil-fuel use as much as possible. In 2015, we switched to clean, CO2-free electricity. In 2020, our district heating supplier stopped using coal. And now we are in the process of replacing our natural gas supplies with sustainable and locally sourced biogas.

We continuously look for ways to minimize waste and increase recycling rates. The steel in every Rammer hammer can be recycled 100%. In 2021, we started to recover packaging so that it can be returned to our suppliers for re-use. Additionally,
we have several other waste recovery projects underway.

100% carbon-free green heat at Lahti site

12.000 kg of plywood returned from re-using packaging

500 tonnes reduced CO2 emissions at Lahti factory

Storage-related transport reduced by 25%

Responsible sourcing throughout the value chain

Enviromentally friendly product innovations

BIO Tool Grease

Rammer BIO Tool Grease is a modern, high-performance biodegradable grease for industrial and automotive applications. It is specially formulated to be biodegradable and environmentally friendly, making it safe for use in urban and city sites, in underwater applications, and in environmentally sensitive locations, like ground water areas.

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”Used lubricating oils and greases present a serious threat to biosphere on account of their non-biodegradability and ability to contaminate the environment. Since 1970s, the negative environmental impacts of mineral oil based lubricants and greases have been thoroughly studied by agriculture and forestry machinery, construction vehicles, rail curve, rail flange, mining, waste water and sewage treatment, food industry and marine applications. In all these applications there is a clear loss of lubricating material where the grease eventually ends up either in soil or water.”

 

Sharma, U., Singh, N. (2019) In book: Environmental Science and Engineering
Vol. 1 Sustainable Development (pp.305-317) Publisher: Studium Press LLC USA