We're proud of our advances in enzyme innovation that help our stakeholders, customers and their consumers contribute to a better future by reducing reliance on precious world resources. We’re taking the steps necessary to safeguard our future against the risks of climate change by changing how we operate.
A catalyst for change
Enzymes are protein molecules made by living organisms and found everywhere in nature. They act as catalysts, making biochemical reactions happen faster than they would otherwise. Enzymes catalyse most biochemical reactions in humans, plants and animals.
The most significant advantage of enzymes within industrial use is that they work at low temperatures and moderate pH, with a high reaction rate. As such, enzymes help to reduce operating costs and increase production output. They reduce energy requirements, decrease waste and simplify production processes. They’re also fully biodegradable as industrial enzymes break down into amino acids that are naturally recycled into the environment.
Rises in global temperatures are a problem we need to tackle as an international community. At AB Enzymes, we’re interrogating our processes to improve resource efficiencies and reduce our use of materials. Climate change will directly and significantly impact our operations and the wider world without action. We need reliable access to water, a resilient supply chain of raw materials, and predictable weather patterns to protect our economic success.
We rely on precious resources to drive our operations and this reliance comes with a duty of care to ensure we draw on finite resources responsibly. It’s also about being mindful of our outputs – our waste – and how we handle unwanted by-products to minimise environmental harm and embrace the notion of a circular economy.
We take appropriate measures to ensure we source our raw materials responsibly. This includes respecting human rights and labour rights, workers’ health and safety, and improving traceability to understand potential environmental risks within our global supply chain.