As a family-run company, RASTAL is not only aware of how important it is to sustainably use natural resources and the associated social responsibility, but is also fully committed to sustainability and regards this to be a long-term factor of the greatest importance in all its economic processes and decisions.
Thanks to the company's history of using the ecological material glass, RASTAL has been working with a 100% recyclable product for over 100 years. Recycling means that new drinking glasses are constantly being created in a closed cycle of recyclable materials. Even in glass production or melting, recycled cullet is already being used to a certain extent in order to minimise energy consumption and reduce CO2 pollution.
RASTAL aligns all processes in order to optimally use resources within the scope of the entire value-added chain. This includes efficiently using all available operating resources and continuously monitoring the implemented optimisation measures.
At RASTAL, continuously optimising production planning has resulted in sustainably increasing process effectiveness and efficiency. We are constantly reducing our energy consumption by increasing the use of organic colours for decorative purposes. Approximately 60% less energy is required to cure these colours than conventional ceramic colours.
In addition to glass, RASTAL also collects other components from the manufacturing process and subsequently returns them to the material cycle. In addition to using natural resources economically and responsibly, we attach great importance to ensuring a sustainable life cycle of the materials used.
Within the framework of a company health management system, and together with the AOK health insurance company, Rastal offers employees a wide range of activities and information for keeping both body and soul healthy and happy. In addition to yoga classes, discounted massages and gym memberships, a Health Day is held once a year dealing with the topic of staying healthy at work.
Rastal's hosting partner, Mittwald, attaches great importance to climate neutrality in hosting websites. This is based on 100% natural electricity from hydropower. The electricity is used particularly sparingly thanks to energy-efficient hardware and modern components. In this way you can navigate through our website with a clear conscience and find out all about our innovative products and services.
Rastal catalogues are now produced 100% climate neutrally. This represents an important step towards leaving a green footprint in the upstream communication process with our customers. Climate-neutral production is conducted in close cooperation with ClimatePartner.com, one of the leading companies when it comes to B2B climate protection solutions. With every copy produced, a defined proportion of the production costs is invested in a global, sustainable project of our choice. Currently we have decided on a project to reduce plastics in the world's oceans.