From January 2021, we will obtain 100% of our electricity from ecological sources, certified by TÜV Rheinland. The electricity is generated in Norway in hydroelectric power plants.
In May 2018, our fleet of vehicles was supplemented by an electric car, a Renault ZOE. The car is mainly used by our courier service and is mainly on short distances around our plants.
Consistently sustainable paper procurement is also an essential part of this canon for us. We have converted our office paper to 100 percent recycled paper with the "Blue Angel" seal, which guarantees a share of 100 percent recycled paper. We also consistently use recycled paper with the environmental seal for brochures and operating instructions.
Compared to virgin fiber paper, recycled paper saves up to 60 percent energy and up to 70 percent water, it causes significantly less CO2 during processing and thus reduces waste and emissions. In addition, far fewer chemicals are required during production and the waste water load is up to ten times lower.
And: no trees are felled, which is becoming increasingly important for us in times of climate change - the raw material "recovered paper" is virtually on our doorstep.
You can see our commitment to the environment at first glance in this light grey recycled paper. It shows that we are serious about sustainability.
Furthermore, we promote the implementation of "paperless production", i.e. we examine what savings can be achieved by paperless production through the use of monitors and software in terms of working time, wage costs, material costs, total costs.