Company-wide, RPM has programs in place to audit and optimize operational systems and processes that use significant amounts of energy, such as those used for compressed air, heating and cooling, water and facility control.
Here are some of the ways RPM businesses are using energy more efficiently:
Sustainability has always been a vital part of our product innovation process at RPM. For decades, our operating companies have led their industries with novel solutions that renew, repair and protect materials using sealants and coatings. Building a Better World means continually investing in safer, greener products and processes that benefit our customers, end users and the environment. Some of those investments include:
By converting to biomass as its fuel source, Viapol cut its annual greenhouse gas emissions from 6,250 tons down to 650—a nearly 90% reduction—at its plant in Caçapava, Brazil.
Various RPM facilities have implemented efforts to move to high efficient LED bulbs various facilities. Prime Resins, API and Rust-Oleum US are a few examples.