Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction. By upcycling zinc containing by‑products from the industry into prime grade alloys, REAZN contributes to minimizing the environmental impact of zinc use by reducing the dependency on zinc metal produced from ores. Mining and transporting less ores helps saving natural resources and lowering the carbon footprint for the whole industry. Every by‑product of our recycling process can be used as raw material in another industrial application which means that REAZN generates no waste requiring landfill disposal.
REAZN proposes closed loop solutions in order to facilitate the stream from industrial by‑products to ready to use alloys. We offer a logistical service to our customers providing containers for collection of the materials to be recycled.
Another objective of REAZN is to recover zinc units from post-consumer goods. This will help to further reduce the use of resource inputs and to partly prevent the disposal of demolition and household waste.
Along with lower CO₂ emissions, REAZN aims for less waste and lower energy consumption. Our circular economy model enables us to produce zinc alloys with an extremely low carbon footprint. The use of 100 % secondary raw materials for our zinc alloy production reduces the CO₂ footprint by up to 97.5 % compared to benchmark data from primary production. The recurring processing and melting of high-quality secondary raw material relativizes the overall balance for the environmental impact of extracted zinc from ores and permits comprehensive savings of energy as well as an extreme reduction of resulting greenhouse-gas emissions. But how exactly can we determine the actual carbon footprint in zinc alloy production?
With the same goal of reducing emissions in production and increasing energy efficiency, REAZN also installed a new filter unit in March 2022, continuously contributing to minimizing the environmental impact on our planet.
REAZN is well aware of the responsibilities and obligations of a corporate organization in today’s world. We are certified according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 and our management is promoting a constant improvement in line with the respective guidelines.
The companies of the REAZN GROUP fulfill all applicable legal obligations under following regulations: the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) 1 and 2, the Waste Electrical and Electronical Directive (WEEE), the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemicals (CLP), the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), “conflict minerals” provision, Modern Slavery Act 2015 and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). We have subscribed a membership to both EcoVadis (platinum medal) and the UN Global Compact initiative.
The world still needs metal originating from mines and will always have to. However, the ecological resilience also asks for a reasonable consumption of its non-renewable resources. For REAZN, the crucial mines of the future are the anthropogenic resources, when recycling zinc units at the end of the product lifecycle is essential.
We are committed to our core values: innovation, quality, reliability, safety, service and sustainability. We are driven to set new standards for zinc alloys by changing the perception of secondary material and promoting the concept of recycling in zinc. That’s REAZN!