Hobart rewarded for green factory processes

Hobart’s German parent company has picked up a trio of industry certifications that it insists endorses the company’s environmental credentials for warewashing equipment production.

International certification organisation, TUV SUD, has honoured Hobart’s “exemplary energy management system” in accordance with ISO 50001:2011, while it has also been certified by the same group for its environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001:2004.

Prior to that, Hobart’s quality management system was re-certified. The manufacturer says the three accreditations form the basis of a sustainable and efficient ‘Integrated Management System’.

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Hobart claims that environmental protection and energy efficiency are high priorities for its brand, pointing to the fact that for the last two years it has only used renewable energy at its dishwasher factory in Elgersweier, Germany.

One technique it favours is to use waste heat from the production process to heat the halls. It says this process has kept energy consumption “fairly constant” since 2006 even though its output has trebled in that time.

The company details all its activities to conserve the environment in its annual Sustainability Report.

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