Bona released the results of its 2021 Sustainability Report. The report highlights Bona’s most significant sustainability milestones for the year focused on its commitment to betterment for home, health, and humanity.
In 2021, Bona made some significant investments in its commitment to a sustainable future. The first was the introduction of an electric truck to Bona’s transportation fleet in Limburg, Germany. In Sweden, Bona invested in a geothermal system that will provide Bona’s Malmö facility with geothermal energy offsetting 20 percent of the yearly energy use at the facility. Another significant milestone last year was the purchase of 26,000-square-meters of land to build a new facility in Monroe, North Carolina. The project, which will be completed in 2022, supports more efficient operations and increased internal capabilities allowing Bona US to operate in a more environmentally friendly way.
“We continue to take important steps forward by increasing our use of renewable energy, smarter materials and packaging that uses less virgin plastic, and exhaustively researching new and better ingredients for our products. While we still have work to do, 2021 was a year where we made good progress,” says Björn Johansson global environmental manager at Bona.
Highlights of the year
Bona’s core offering encourages care, maintenance, and renovation of hard flooring surfaces such as wood and resilient rather than replacing these materials thereby safeguarding the earth’s finite resources. In 2021 Bona produced finishes, stains, and sealers to cover more than 43 million square meters of wood flooring, saving a forest area equal to approximately 32 million square meters. By not cutting down the forest, the same number of trees encapsulates 28,917 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), calculated as 9-ton CO by hectare and year.
Also in 2021, Bona initiated the use of 90 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) material in its microfiber pads designed for the Bona Spray Mop and Bona Microfiber Mop. Aligning to the company’s goal to use less virgin plastic, this shift is helping divert over 217 tons of plastic waste from being incinerated or going to landfills.
In the autumn of last year, Bona received the Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its work innovating better ingredients in its floor cleaning solutions. Since becoming a Safer Choice partner in 2020, Bona has certified 13 products, six of which were certified in 2021.
View the full report at bona.com/sustainability