Tratos continuously strives to enhance its understanding, involvement, and collaboration with its business partners to establish long-lasting mutual benefits. The company is fully committed to supporting the 2030 development agenda and actively contributes to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals worldwide. While prioritising its role in protecting our planet’s environment and future, Tratos also places great importance on maintaining robust ties with its local communities.

Tratos, a world-renowned cable manufacturer, is dedicated to upholding elevated sustainability standards relevant to our company, staff, host communities, and customers, often exceeding legal mandates.

Tratos prioritise innovation and is committed to improving its “green credentials.” It presently delivers distinctive cables to a prominent integrated operator in Italy that provides energy worldwide with a lower CO2 impact, thanks to the Borealis Bornewables™ solution.

In 2021, Tratos was invited to join a tender where a higher technical score was awarded to cable solutions built with sustainable materials and/or through a more energy-efficient process. Based on this requirement, Tratos’ R&D team suggested that sustainable polyolefin sheathing compounds of vegetable origin for medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) cables would be a viable solution.

This idea was further developed with Borealis, and thanks to their partnership, the first use of Bornewables™ in the energy industry was made possible. Bornewables is Borealis’ portfolio of polyolefin products manufactured with renewable feedstocks. These premium polyolefins offer the same material performance as virgin polyolefins but with a reduced CO2 footprint according to the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Plus (ISCC PLUS) classification. With this solution, Tratos reduced CO2 emissions by 320 kg/km for a 185 mm2 MV cable compared to traditional solutions based on fossil feedstock.

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