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Neubau Eyewear reaches carbon neutrality.

July 14 2022

Using only environmentally friendly materials in a resource-efficient production, Neubau has now reached a new milestone in its mission. As of now, its production facilities, in the heart of Austria, is certified by TÜV Austria as carbon neutral.

This goal was achieved by systematically converting a wide range of processes to sustainable methods, as well as through compensation payments towards certified climate protection projects.

At its own local production facility in Linz, Austria, where all eyewear is manufactured, processes were reviewed and changed towards resource-saving methods during the past years. By installing an extensive photovoltaic system, the company uses electricity exclusively from renewable sources. An exhaust air purification system, removing 97 percent of pollutants, heat recovery, and the use of 370 LED lamps, as well as environmentally friendly means of transportation have been other key areas of goal setting. In addition, the production site is located in a water conservation area that is subject to particularly strict wastewater regulations.

For the production of Neubau products and all accessories, only plant-based, easy-to-recycle and particularly durable materials are used. Here, the use of 3D printing technology in a no-waste method in 2019 marked another essential innovation in the vision of a completely sustainable brand. Consistently sustainable also applies to all other areas at the company - a code of conduct ensures strict adherence to environmental norms and responsible sourcing practices among all partners and suppliers.

Investing in climate protection
In addition to systematically converting from harmful production processes to sustainable methods, every year the company invests in a climate protection project to compensate those carbon emissions that are still unavoidable.

The compensation amount in 2022 goes towards the BaumInvest reforestation project in Costa Rica. BaumInvest is a recognized forest compensation project that combines ecological and socio-economic benefits for local communities and the environment. In doing so, BaumInvest's reforestation farms are spread across five sites in north-central Costa Rica, providing secure, long-term employment, as well as the conservation of native and endangered tree species.
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