Volkswagen of Brazil launches inner debate "Think Blue. Factory. + House.", enlivening sustainability also during home

Posted on 18. Jun, 2015 by in Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen of Brazil celebrates a launch of inner debate “Think Blue. Factory.” in sequence to enthuse a employees and their families to adopt increasingly tolerable attitudes also during home. The new debate is desirous by a tellurian judgment “Think Blue”, by Volkswagen, that aims to be a many tolerable car manufacturer of a world. The “Think Blue.” encourages a origination of solutions and environmentally permitted vehicles, creation mobility some-more efficient, tolerable and permitted to all, so enlivening multitude to act consciously. Part of a “Think Blue.”, a “Think Blue. Factory.” is practical to a prolific routine of vehicles and establishes a goal: until 2018, all factories of Volkswagen in a universe contingency revoke 25% of a H2O and energy consumption, era of waste, emissions of CO2 and solvents, compared to 2010. With a new debate “Think Blue. Factory. + House.”, Volkswagen of Brazil takes this inducement to sustainability also to a daily life of a collaborators.

To lift awareness, a new debate “Think Blue. Factory. + House.” uses a company’s inner communication channels, disseminating discipline and reports on a obligatory need to preserve healthy resources such as water; to devour reduction power, recycle waste, among other actions. The debate also acknowledges and promotes tolerable initiatives of employees.

“Volkswagen of Brazil expects a appearance of all a collaborators for ideas and actions for saving water, electrical energy and other resources, and recycling materials. Our wish is that these good practices also start in outward a walls of a company”, says Celso Placeres, executive of Manufacturing Engineering of Volkswagen of Brazil.

Among a solutions of employees already promoted by a debate is a one due by a Quality Assurance Analyses Manager, Walace de Castro Lacerda Jr., from a Taubaté (SP) factory, who done a H2O intake complement during home: From a roof, a sleet is directed, by pipe, to a 10,000 liter tank; this H2O is pumped to a box that reserve discharges and taps in a backyard. “With this, we can H2O a plants and rinse a house.” With R$500, Walace is building an even some-more worldly complement in his new home: “The H2O of a lavatory daub and a showering will be pumped to a box in sequence to be re-used in flushing. The sleet is going to a tank.”

The automechanic Junio Cesar de Mello, from a engine plant, in São Carlos (SP), has dual barrels in a backyard, adding adult to 400l; one, underneath a chute, receives sleet H2O after being sieved, a tub has a H2O opening by pump, for washing. Another tub collects H2O from a soaking machine, by tubing.

The routine researcher Marcos Alexandre Martins, who works during a Anchieta plant in São Bernardo do Campo (SP), has reduced his H2O check in 40%: “In 4 barrels, that supplement adult to 800l, we keep H2O from a soaking appurtenance and from a rain, a latter to activities such as soaking clothes. we have commissioned upsurge reducers in a taps of a sinks. Another solution, that accumulates adult to 20l/day, is collecting purify H2O squandered while a showering is warming adult in a bucket.” This H2O can be used, first, for soaking clothes; then, for residence cleaning and the, for flushing.

Volkswagen of Brazil recycles 96% of residues and reduces H2O expenditure in 11%

Volkswagen of Brazil, aligned to a tellurian judgment “Think Blue. Factory.”, has been operative tough in sequence to invariably urge a environmental indicators. Last year, about 96% of all rubbish of a prolific routine of a association were sent to some form of recycling. The association also reduced approximately 8% of a volume of rubbish sent to landfill or incineration in 2014, compared to 2010.

Volkswagen of Brazil also reduced by about 11% H2O expenditure per car produced, comparing a closure of 2014 with 2010. This is a outcome of investments in increasingly fit processes, constraint and reuse of water, and artistic actions grown in a factories, and many enthuse employees to be tolerable also during home.

“Volkswagen of Brazil invests in intensely innovative processes and equipment, that are increasingly effective in invariably shortening a expenditure of H2O and energy in a prolongation of vehicles. Beyond a environmental gain, modernized technologies authorised to take a peculiarity to excellence, in further to augmenting a competitiveness in manufacturing. Volkswagen of Brazil always prioritized a reuse, and now intensifies a constraint of rainwater, in further to building artistic initiatives to preserve a resource”, affirms Celso Placeres.

A clever instance of a company’s sustainability is a “Ecological Painting” achieved in a Taubaté factory, that determined innovative standards for record and environmental protection. Innovations in a area have reduced by about 23% H2O expenditure per car constructed and 30% of energy expenditure compared to a required painting. The area also uses H2O formed inks, permitting minimal use of solvents and healthy gas. For a doing of a new painting, R$ 427,8 million were invested.

In all a factories of Volkswagen Brazil, 100% of vehicles constructed go by trickle exam to safeguard a peculiarity of a gasket. The H2O used in a test, for years has been collected, filtered (in silt filters) and recirculated, seeking a limit use. The alleviation of this movement brought additional assets to a already existent routine of recirculation, of 698,000 liters in a 3 prolific units of Volkswagen.

In a engine plant of São Carlos, innovative machining lines were implemented (process that transforms tender pieces into finished) with MQL (Minimum Quantity of Liquid), in that a need for greasy mixture (water and refrigerant oil) was drastically reduced. This complement uses on normal 0, 1l per hour of greasy mixture per machine, that reduces in 99% a expenditure in a machining process, when compared to a common system. In a same factory, a sell of some-more than 200 required taps by involuntary ones and other spotless improvements save 2.9 million liters of H2O per year.

In a bureau of São José dos Pinhais (PR), a H2O used to determine preventively a functioning of a network of glow pumps is reused to cold a apparatus in prolific areas and compressors. The movement saves about 10 million liters per year.

In Anchieta factory, a partnership with Sabesp to a supply of industrial H2O allows a Volkswagen section to send adult to 840 thousand m3 of sewage per year to be recycled. After a diagnosis of industrial effluents, a sewage of a factory, including a domestic, is sent to a specific gourmet of Sabesp, connected to a Anchieta factory. These effluents are sent to a Effluent Treatment Station of a ABC, in a vicinity of São Caetano do Sul, where they accept treatment. Then, Sabesp earnings partial of a effluent to be used in industrial processes of other companies in a region.

Water capture

The Anchieta section captures rainwater, that if intense, can beget a apportion of apparatus homogeneous to a normal daily expenditure of a plant. All a H2O that falls on a roof of one of a wings is captured, treated and used in industrial processes and in a flushing of lavatories. The routine is so efficient, that a Anchieta bureau develops projects to collect H2O in other roofs as well. Water peculiarity is monitored to safeguard value in a processes.

In São Carlos and São José dos Pinhais there is also sleet H2O collection by chutes in a buildings. This H2O is filtered, passes by a storage box, afterwards goes to a cooling tower. It is afterwards used to revoke a heat of machines in a prolongation process. In São Carlos, after all this circuit, a same H2O still goes by a routine of draining, to say a ideal thoroughness of minerals, and is again used for soaking a racks that reason a engines constructed by a factory. Only with a reuse of H2O in these dual cases, a engine section saves about of 1.54 million liters of H2O per year.

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