Kusto Group celebrates Earth Day by highlighting the important work being done to improve its operations and reduce its environmental footprint.
The celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd reminds us of the importance of our actions and their environmental impact. The theme of this year’s event, ‘Protect our Species,’ couldn’t be more relevant in the face of threats to sensitive ecosystems and species due to climate change.
There is a growing call among consumers for socially responsible and environmentally friendly products and business practices. Kusto Group, a diverse multi-national corporation operating in agriculture, construction and natural resources, is in a unique position to affect positive change for our environment.
Making the Environment a Priority
Kusto Group actively pursues environmentally sustainable goals such as reducing waste, promoting clean energy use, preventing pollution, conserving resources and manufacturing eco-friendly products.
Yerkin Tatishev, the chairman of Kusto Group, reiterated his company’s commitment to the environment last year at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum saying that ‘we owe it to future generations’ to take action to ensure the wellbeing of our planet.
Kusto Group seeks to promote an environmentally sustainable growth strategy in expanding its business operations around the globe.
The company has made it a policy to constantly reevaluate its business practices to identify opportunities to reduce its environmental footprint. Alex Donov, Kusto board member and CFO, acknowledged that in his own business experience, ‘small improvements can make a big difference.’
Kusto Group reminds us that it is the responsibility of individuals, businesses and governments to promote environmental protection through sustainable actions, legislation and business practices.
Tambour Embraces the Kusto Way
Kusto Group has put its environmental policy into practice with its subsidiary Tambour, Israel’s leading paint and gypsum board manufacturer. Tambour was acquired by Kusto Group in 2014 and since that time it has been expanded and transformed into a global brand.
Tambour has taken a comprehensive, proactive approach to improve the basic elements of its operation to reduce its overall environmental impact. The company has taken steps to increase its recycling efforts, ensuring all paper, plastics and oils are recycled.
Tambour has analyzed its current operations to identify areas where it can eliminate unnecessary energy usage. To reduce its environmental pollution in its manufacturing operations, the company has begun replacing its high-polluting fuels with natural gas when it is suitable.
The company has invested in upgrading equipment, such as cooling systems, within its facilities to more efficient, greener models in efforts to reduce its energy consumption.
Tambour has also introduced innovative measures designed to generate a more sustainable approach to its manufacturing operations and its products. The company has installed transparent roofs on its warehouse located in the northern Israeli city of Akko to take advantage of natural light and save on energy usage.
Applying Innovation to Create an Environmentally Sound Product
Tambour understands that while it is important to be environmental stewards through its operations and manufacturing, they are only part of the company’s responsibility to the environment. Environmental sustainability must also be embedded into Tambour’s products.
Tambour’s laboratories have worked tirelessly to incorporate recycled materials into its products to reduce waste and create eco-friendly options for consumers. The company is also dedicated to removing harmful and damaging chemicals from its products that could potentially pose a threat to health, the environment and ecosystems around the world.
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) in paints, which are released during the application of paint and for extended periods afterward, impact the environment by contributing to the formation of ozone, a dangerous form of pollution. Due to their environmental impact, legislation and regulations targeting VOCs associated with paints have been implemented requiring manufacturers to comply with established standards and codes.
Tambour has voluntarily worked to reduce the volume of volatile thinners in its paints, going beyond the standards set by legislation. The efforts of Tambour to reduce their environmental impact have been recognized by the Standards Institution of Israel, which has awarded the company’s decorative paint and other products its prestigious Green Label distinction.
Environmental Responsibility to the Global Community
By embracing the Kusto Way, Tambour has successfully implemented environmentally sustainable business practices embracing its responsibility to consumers and the global community.
Tambour invests in a significant amount of research allowing it to remain at the forefront of the industry, creating a valuable and sustainable business. Tambour represents the best in Israeli innovation and manufacturing, allowing for over 80 years of successful operation.
Kusto Group emphasizes the use of best practices to promote sustainability in emerging markets. Investing in these markets provides Kusto Group a unique opportunity to implement innovative environmental protection measures.
With its operations across the globe, Kusto Group encourages collaboration with industry-leading partners and champions the use of local expertise to provide innovative business solutions. It is this entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that pushes the members of Kusto Group to fulfill the company’s environmental responsibility as a global business.