Our actions for more sustainability in 3D printing
As a manufacturer, we understand that it is our responsibility to limit the impact of our activities and to place social and environmental concerns at the center of our business strategy.
Our main actions
In order to improve our environmental and social performance, we focus our efforts on:
Adabptability of our products & innovation
Optimization of our production processes
Quality of life at the office
Diversity and inclusion
Understand our impact
The first step to solving a problem is to understand it better. This is why we invest time and resources to measure our impacts and implement an improvement strategy based on these measures. At the same time, we have set up a commission for ecology with a panel of volunteer employees from the various Sculpteo departments. This working group aims to identify our areas of progress and develop solutions to achieve these objectives.
What are Sculpteo's commitments?
Additive Manufacturing and sustainability are interconnected. Optimizing the use of raw materials and limiting production waste are the very essence of Additive Manufacturing. It is on these foundations that Sculpteo was built, and our sustainable development policy is based on these values.
Reduce waste related to the 3D printing process
Consolidate the recycling of raw materials printing and offer a recycling channel for obsolete parts for our customers
Improve our use of water resource in the post-treatment stages
Switch to consumption
of green energy in our production sites
Develop our offers towards more sustainability by offering materials that are recycled or from renewable sources
Make our performance reporting accessible, since it forms the foundation for all our decisions
Offer tools for measuring the environmental impact of our products to our customers
Encourage the adoption of soft mobility as well as digital and energy sobriety in our premises in Villejuif (France) and in our American branch
Raise awareness among our employees and give them the means to participate in its improvement
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More economical in raw resources
Streamlined and simplified supply and production chains
Design flexibility at the service of eco-design
Avoided sources of pollution
Responsible Resource Management
RE-cycleo: our recycling program for obsolete parts
To promote a circular economy, we offer customers a recycling service for Nylon PA12 and PA11 parts. The recycled material can be used in the plastics industry, giving old parts a second life.
Our workshops are powered by 100% renewable electricity
We have decided to supply three of our production sites with green energy, and the fourth site is currently transitioning to renewable energy. This choice directly impacts the environmental impact of our products, leading to a 24% reduction in environmental impact for each PA11 MJF job.
Our green electricity suppliers:
A strategy aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Adopting the SDGs gives us a framework to assess and guide our actions. Our efforts to rationalize our use of materials and energy and encourage the recycling of production waste that cannot be avoided align with SDG 12. By integrating more sustainable alternatives into our range of materials, we support SDG 9. Optimizing our production processes contributes to SDG 8. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion aligns with SDG 5. Our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint are directly linked to SDG 13 on climate action. In sum, every aspect of our work at Sculpteo is driven by the desire to achieve these sustainability goals.
Sculpteo is a member of the AMGTA association whose objective is to promote the environmental advantages of additive manufacturing compared to traditional manufacturing methods and to raise public awareness of these issues.
“We understand that every choice we make as a business has environmental implications, which is why we constantly strive to improve our environmental performance.”
Alexandre d’Orsetti, CEO @Sculpteo
Through the power of collaboration with our trusted partners, we strive to make a positive impact that will benefit all.