As the effects of climate change continue to be felt around the world, the need for sustainable resources to dampen the effects of our environmental impact becomes ever greater. PES had some more questions for Alessandro Anderlini Business Manager responsible for the EMEA markets in Coveme’s PV Solar and Specialty Films Divisions and Steve Davies EMEA PV Market Manager, DuPont Teijin Films. Together they discuss the important role that collaboration plays in mapping out a sustainable future.
PES: Welcome back to PES Steve and Alessandro. After the success of your previous joint interview, it’s great to have you both talking to us once again. I think what came across very clearly in our last conversation was your shared ethos on sustainability, would you agree?
Steve Davies: From a DuPont Teijin Films point of view we increasingly see sustainability as central to everything we do, and believe as an innovative science-based company, we are well placed to play our part in addressing some of the global challenges we are all facing. As well as taking our responsibility seriously to constantly improve the environmental impact of our products and services, it is also becoming a licence to operate in certain markets, as well as providing opportunities for future growth.
I believe collaboration across the supply chain is critical in delivering on our sustainability objectives and our joint developments with Coveme are a good example of what can be achieved by working together to deliver on common goals.
Alessandro Anderlini: We share the same concern and the steps we have been taking since a few years back are going in this direction, as well as being addressed more frequently also from our customers.
PES: Perhaps we can start with you Steve and take a look a little more in depth at the sustainability programme at DuPont Teijin Films. As a global supplier of polyester films, how important is this issue to you?