ROSA has counted the carbon footprint of its aluminum poles


29.03.2021

ROSA has examined the carbon footprint of aluminum and steel poles. The calculated carbon footprint covers the emissions from the extraction of raw materials to the construction of the poles, their transport and disposal. The results of the research undeniably show that the production process of anodized aluminum poles, compared to the production of galvanized steel poles, is characterized by significantly lower CO2 emission to the atmosphere, making them much more climate-friendly products.

Care for the natural environment has become a priority in the last few years. The awareness of how people degrade the environment in which they live with their activities means that the search for the most climate-neutral solutions has become our everyday life.

Our company's strategy is based on the principles of sustainable development - says Stanisław Rosa, the owner of the Rosa Group - We are constantly working on improving the quality of our products and modernizing production processes, but we do not forget that next generations will come after us and they should be able to enjoy the benefits of a clean and natural environment.

The aim of the study of ROSA anodized aluminum poles and standard galvanized steel poles was to calculate the carbon footprint that arises from the extraction of raw materials to the production of poles, their transport and disposal.

The carbon footprint study took into account the data on the production of poles of different heights in order to fully obtain information on the ROSA product range. The research results show that the carbon footprint of an aluminum column is 33,4% lower on average compared to a steel column. Taking into account the fact that anodized aluminum poles have twice as long service life - their service life is 50 years, while for a galvanized steel column, the service life of which is 25 years, for a complete comparison, it can be assumed that the carbon footprint of one aluminum column of the ROSA brand should compare with the emission produced by two steel poles. With this methodology, CO2 emission during the entire life cycle of the ROSA aluminum column is on an average three times lower compared to the galvanized steel column.

It is well known that aluminum is an environmental friendly material -adds Stanisław Rosa- but we wanted to obtain reliable data confirming that the use of the products we produce in our factory in Tychy can actually have a real impact on reducing CO2 emission to the atmosphere. This is very important information for our customers who, by using our products, can evaluate the achievement of their own goals regarding climate protection.

The carbon footprint study for the ROSA brand was carried out by the research company Bureau Veritas Polska in accordance with the standard The GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard.