1. WE REDUCE THE CO2 EMISSIONS OF OUR ENTIRE COMPANY AS FAR AS POSSIBLE.
In addition to all the construction and infrastructure measures already implemented to reduce the CO2 footprint of the main site in Gersthofen, we are working in the long term to reduce the CO2 footprint of our products in particular. In addition to the increased use of recycled and bluesign® certified materials as well as sustainable technologies with a lower CO2 footprint, according to ECOS, the extension of product life cycles in particular contributes 10% to improving the footprint and not only saves 8% CO2, 10% water and 9% waste, but also reduces the cost of resource consumption by 9%.
However, even with the greatest efforts, we cannot get a product to be climate neutral. That's why we offset selected products and our company site in cooperation with ClimatePartner.
2. WE OFFSET CO2 EMISSIONS THAT WE CAN NO LONGER REDUCE.
When recording and calculating the remaining CO2 emissions - the so-called CO2 footprint - emissions from energy procurement as well as energy and fuel consumption are taken into account. In addition, emissions from upstream supply chains are recorded in order to be able to make complete product lines and production sites CO2 -neutral. To this end, we work together with the experts at ClimatePartner. They identify and develop offset projects worldwide. For our current climate-neutral products, we have chosen three social and climate protection projects.