As a family-owned company, we place a very high value on the preservation of a healthy environment in order to also provide future generations with a future worth living. For this reason, we are proactive in our commitment to protecting the environment and, through comprehensive environmental and energy management, ensure the continuous reduction of our ecological footprint and strengthening of the environmental awareness of our employees. We have made our commitment to climate protection known in the form of a climate protection declaration.

Emissions

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Key figure calculation:

CO2 emissions in relation to net floor space (Germany).

Interpretation:

The CO2 emissions caused by our sites in the course of entrepreneurial activities are declining. The reduction from 2019 to 2020 was 6%.

Vision:

The aim is to continue to reduce CO2 emissions. To this end, internal energy efficiency is continuously optimised and expanded. The energy generation concepts are regularly re-evaluated.

Water

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Key figure calculation:

Water consumption for manufacturing processes and sanitation per year.

Interpretation:

Water consumption volumes have increased slightly compared to the previous year. New plants were commissioned in 2020, which explains the slight increase.

Vision:

The level of water consumption is to be minimised through process engineering measures, such as increased recirculation of water, as well as employee sensitisation.

Waste

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Key figure calculation:

Waste volume per year incl. recycling share.

Interpretation:

Overall, waste volumes are declining. The share of recycled waste could be increased slightly.

Vision:

Employees are regularly trained and sensitised to avoid waste. The concepts for metal and plastics recycling are constantly being optimised to achieve even greater resource efficiency. Extensive waste separation is practised.

Note:

Waste that is not recycled is sent for disposal.

Relevant sustainability activities