Since decades, Latexco has been a pioneer in sustainable business development. Latexco worked hard to minimize the environmental impact of its activities. We were the first in our market to deploy our own water treatment plant, to use 100% green energy in our manufacturing processes and to set up our own recycling company.
Sustainable raw materials
Everything we do testifies to our environmental concern. In our production processes, sustainability starts when selecting the raw materials. Every Latexco mattress contains a large proportion of natural latex. Natural latex, the juice of the tropical rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis) is an inexhaustable, natural raw material. All rubber trees worldwide neutralize over 90 million tons of CO2 per year.
Reducing energy consumption
Over the past eight years, we have reduced our energy consumption by almost 50%, by investing in new technology and sustaining our efforts to rationalize energy use. In addition, we have made large investments in the installation of solar panels. The remaining electricity part that’s not generated internally is 100% certified green energy.
We also invested heavily in wastewater recycling technology. Through our innovative technique (which won several industry awards) our wastewater is purified intensively, so that it can be reused. We are working with a closed loop water circuit.
17 years ago, we established Latexco Solutions. This Latexco subsidiary converts our latex waste into new, useful products. In this way, 4,000 tons of waste is reused per year.