The standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) serve as a guide and the principles of the UN Global Compact are taken into account.
Among other things, our Sustainability Report presents our carbon-neutral production with a detailed explanation of the emissions and energy consumption of our production sites. The figures relate to the 2020/21 fiscal year and are compared with the previous three fiscal years. Furthermore, we present our group-wide sustainability projects in Latin America, Europe and Asia until the end of 2021, in connection with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Our Sustainability Targets
We aim to keep reducing our company’s energy needs. To do so, we make every effort to switch to more energy-efficient equipment in all our international production sites.
Reduction in energy consumption by 55% by 2029/30 (reference year 2019-20)
We want to work in an energy self-sufficient manner using independent, in-house energy supplies with renewable energy, for instance by installing solar collectors, heat
pumps or water turbines.
Energy self-sufficient from 2034/45 (reference year 2019/20)
Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF)
We strive to continuously reduce the corporate carbon footprint of our global operation, by increasing energy efficiency, switching to renewable electricity supply and becoming energy-self sufficient.
We intend to further reduce our corporate energy demand by switching to more energy-efficient assets in all our production sites.
We strive for energy self-sufficiency by implementing our own supply of renewable energy, for instance through installing solar panels, heat pumps or water turbines.
We plan to avoid plastic-based single-use packaging and, when-ever possible, substitute it with cardboard or other more environmentally friendly materials.
We aim to replace virgin plastics used in our products with alternatives such as recycled, bio-based or bio-degradable plastics without compromising quality.
We want to establish an equal distribution of male and female leaders.