Sustainability – thinking in the long term
Taking care of the environment, society and the long-term perspective of the company is called sustainability – but for us it is a matter of course. We take responsibility for sustainability within our sphere of influence. From recycling to employee welfare, from renewable energy to apprenticeships. Because we are very concerned about maintaining a functioning company, a stable society and an intact environment for future generations. We are convinced that this also makes us strong as a company for the future.
m2 photovoltaic system
CO2 emissions p.a. avoided
charging points for e-vehicles
petrol and diesel p.a. saved
Solar energy from our own sources
We are not satisfied with just buying green electricity. Our aim is to use as much electricity as possible from our own production. This is why we have installed a 2,300 sqm photovoltaic system on our new building in 2020, thus actively promoting the expansion of renewable energies. In 2022, we have enlarged our system by 480 sqm which enables us to cover a further part of our electricity demand on our own.
Our environmental certificate for green electricity from water power:
We take responsibility
Electric on the move
Our mobility management is part of our sustainability strategy. In 2020 we converted a first part of our fleet to e-vehicles and installed nine own charging stations with 99 kW charging power. Our focus on e-mobility has only just begun: In 2021, we added a further charging station and will install another six this year. In future, too, we will boost the conversion to environmentally friendly resources and will enlarge the share of e-vehicles in our fleet.
Avoiding waste, disposing of residues in an environmentally friendly manner
We also pay attention to sustainability when it comes to waste: before something is thrown away, re-using it is very important to us. And we make no compromises when it comes to recycling. We recycle in accordance with § 7 paragraph 1 of the German Packaging Act in the Dual System Zentec, a professional partner.
Paper delivery note pockets
Our delivery note bags are now green and made of paper. We save 66 kg of plastic per month with this change.
These and similar projects are tackled by our team of apprentices and trainers. In the Smart & Green working group, they address questions like “Where can we save packaging material?” or “How can we separate our waste even better?”
Sometimes the solution is quite simple, but some topics are very complex and require cross-departmental research. This also gives our trainees the opportunity to get to know project-related work.
Ahesive paper tape
A few months ago, the Smart & Green team decided to abandon the classic plastic tape roll when sealing our shipping boxes and instead use the environmentally friendly alternative made of paper.
This change saves around 122 kg of plastic per year based upon equivalent usage.