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Participation Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

We continuously work on the reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of the carbon footprint at both the corporate and product levels and thereby support the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the EU Green Deal. 

For setting the targets of our climate protection strategy, we have joined the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). It was developed by an alliance of leading environmental and climate protection organizations: CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The aim of this collaboration is to assist companies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions based on scientific principles and, consequently, to establish ambitious, science-based targets. 

Our target commitments have been published on the SBTi homepage: By 2030, we aim to achieve a reduction of Scope 1 + 2 emissions by 46 % compared to the base year 2019. The objectives and the status of target achievement are regularly reviewed and can be further specified and adjusted, for example, for individual locations. 

To achieve the set goals, we are currently undertaking a major project on energy supply and the development of the future energy concept at our headquarters. Alternative low-emission energy supply options are being examined, including electrification in connection with a PV system or the use of biomass and green hydrogen. To support this effort, we have commissioned a consulting firm to develop a concept for carbon-neutral heat supply and we also plan set up production of PV electricity at the Bad Münstereifel site this year. 

With this approach, we have a clear strategy towards climate neutrality and will continue to offer sustainable solutions in the future.