One industry that has been particularly affected by the energy crisis is the production of disinfectants and cleaning products. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas visited the production of Chemi-Pharm AS today and got acquainted with ways to make production more sustainable in the current energy crisis.
Europe’s energy crisis, characterised by rising energy prices and increasing dependence on imported fossil fuels, has forced companies to re-evaluate their production processes and look for more sustainable alternatives.
In the past, many manufacturing plants supplying hospitals and businesses relied heavily on non-renewable energy sources such as shale oil and natural gas. However, as energy prices have risen and concerns about climate change have increased, these companies have been forced to look for more sustainable ways to produce their products.
One of the ways in which companies producing disinfectants become smore sustainable is by investing in more efficient production. AS Chemi-Pharm has decided to apply for the European Union Ecolabel label for the production of its liquid soaps and creams. Switching to more sustainable production will help reduce the resources used, keep groundwater cleaner, and also help make the supply chain greener. This not only reduces the company’s dependence on fossil fuels, but also helps them save money on energy costs in the long run.
In addition, some companies have started sourcing more sustainable raw materials to reduce their carbon footprint. For example, Chemi-Pharm now uses only natural ingredients instead of petrochemical ingredients to produce its disinfectants. This not only reduces the environmental impact of the production process, but also helps to support sustainable agriculture and the local economy.
In general, the European energy crisis has forced manufacturers of disinfectants and cleaning products to make more sustainable decisions in their production processes. By investing in renewable energy, using more efficient production methods and sourcing high-quality raw materials, these companies are helping to reduce their environmental impact and create a more sustainable future for all.