Sustainability has been lived since the foundation of haid-tec geprüfte Oberflächentechnik GmbH in 2004 – we have already described this in detail in our blog post “haid-tec lives sustainability from the beginning”. Now we want to go one step further together with you. Support our campaign “Save water, do good”.
Our managing director Thomas Haid-Thoma is an industrial and environmental engineer. Since it is a matter of course for us to put environmentally friendly and resource-saving actions at the center of our work. It is lived from the top. Probably the world’s scarcest and thus most precious resource is clean water. In Germany, we are in the very fortunate position that clean drinking water is available everywhere as a matter of course. Due to climate change and the associated far too long dry spells, however, the drinking water supply is also coming under increasing pressure in this country. It is therefore important to use the resource water consciously and carefully. By buying our products you are personally and actively involved in this project.
In our Cleaning Technology business unit, we always focus on the precious resource of water. With our MelaminPlusPads and PolyPlusPads you save time, chemicals and water thanks to the high mechanical cleaning performance. You also do not pollute the environment with our highly efficient cleaning agents. We use surfactants from renewable raw materials that are completely biodegradable. We also deliberately do without fragrances and dyes, as they often biodegrade poorly and thus unnecessarily pollute waters.
Our purely mechanical surface treatment to increase slip resistance offers an attractive and environmentally friendly alternative to etching porcelain stoneware tiles and natural stone with toxic hydrofluoric acid. We treat the process water we use for microblasting and recirculate it. This way we can be sure to use very little water. Unlike non-slip coatings, the non-slip we create is permanent. So there is no need to recoat.
We cover all of our domestic water needs with rainwater. So we are doing a lot to conserve the resource water here in Germany..
Unfortunately, clean water is even scarcer in many parts of the world than it is here. According to UNICEF, for example, almost 1,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrheal diseases caused by contaminated drinking water, lack of toilets and poor hygiene.
During his studies to become an environmental engineer at the Technical University of Berlin, Thomas Haid-Thoma met Frank Pogade, Chairman of WATER SOLUTIONS international, and kept in touch throughout the years.
WATER SOLUTIONS international e.V. is a non-profit organisation that is committed to clean drinking water and wastewater treatment in developing and emerging countries worldwide.
Currently, haid-tec is supporting a project in Vietnam. The project will provide access to clean drinking water for over 900 children at 3 schools with an attached kindergarten. The construction of new sanitation and wastewater treatment facilities is also planned. Furthermore, structures will be created to train local people in the maintenance of the facilities.
An important part of the project is to teach hygiene to the pupils and kindergarten children.
We donate 2.5% of the order value of your online order of MelaminPlusPads, PolyPlusPads and haid-tec Cleaning Chemicals until 31. 12.2021. Help us – Together we can ensure the continuation of the project – because by saving water, you help!
Here is the link to WATER SOLUTIONS international:
By using haid-tec cleaning products, you not only save time, chemicals and water in Germany, but at the same time you support water projects in developing countries worldwide together with us.
With over 3,000 objects walked on and over 5 million square metres of floor area, David Haid is a proven expert in the cleaning of porcelain stoneware floor coverings. As an author in our haid-tec magazine „BODEN-ständig“, he shares his expertise from over 15 years of professional experience with you and provides valuable tips, especially for challenging cleaning projects.
If you have any questions, he will be happy to help you at any time and can be reached via the following channels.