Especially in an industry where metal is produced or processed, the topic of sustainable management is relevant due to the generally high energy consumption. How this is reflected in strategic decisions and everyday actions is shown by our developments. Over the past few years, we have already set a lot in motion to effectively save greenhouse gases.
We are doing our part to ensure that future generations will also have a future worth living.
With the ecocockpit, the Effizienz-Agentur NRW offers a variety of options for greenhouse gas balancing and reduction. The offer consists of the balancing calculator, training courses and lectures as well as the free initial consultation on site for companies in NRW.
We use ecocockpit to determine our carbon footprint and to create the carbon footprint of FACO Metalltechnik and our products. We use it to identify the CO2 drivers in our company in an uncomplicated and practical way and thus derive measures for reduction.
In 2021, we were able to completely record our CO2 emissions for the first time thanks to a successful and efficient consultation with Mr. Matthias Graf, Effizienz-Agentur NRW. We were able to complete the subsequent balancing this year and received the certificate for our CO2 emissions.
You can find more information on the Ecocockpit website
Energy efficiency has long been a very high priority for us. Having already successfully participated in our first environmental project in 2016, we wanted to continue our efforts on the way to becoming a climate-friendly company in the long term. In order to further deepen this topic, we started with a BAFA-funded energy audit according to DIN EN 16247 in November 2022.
As part of the kick-off event, possible energy efficiency potentials such as a door curtain system at the hall door as well as proposed solutions for modern heating systems were highlighted by the energy consultant, CF-Enterprises GmbH, in an on-site appointment at the Ennepetal site.
Also topics known to us such as the optimization of lighting technology, the use of climate split devices and the sensitization of our employees were taken up and evaluated on the basis of various criteria. We also found out that we see further potential in the area of digitalization to increase our energy efficiency permanently.
We will report !
In 2016, we successfully participated in the municipal ECOPROFIT project. We wanted to consolidate and expand our knowledge of environmental topics and see if there were further levers to be tightened. Operational environmental management and sustainable business management, as well as on-site consulting and the exchange with other participants were the focus.
The certificate for a successful project participation was presented by Mr. Olaf Schade, District Administrator of the Ennepe-Ruhr district.
You can find more information on this in our blog post at nachhaltige-unternehmensfuehrung.
At FACO Metalltechnik, we will continue to look for solutions to further reduce our Co² emissions in the future. In doing so, we are once again drawing on innovative ideas from bright minds, developers and startups as part of the "Ruhr-Makerthon - Innovation for future" event.
Our challenge this year: the optimization of transport packaging and transport routes with regard to the most sustainable and environmentally friendly use of resources.
Through this collaboration, we hope to find solutions that we can implement in our operations and that offer us direct added value.
You can find more information at https://en-agentur.de/ruhr-makerthon-challenges-zum-thema-co2-reduzierung-gesucht
In order to reduce CO2 emissions from customer visits by our sales staff as much as possible, we have converted our entire vehicle fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles. By using the purely electric drive, we can avoid unnecessary emissions in the near vicinity as far as possible.
In addition, we purchase green electricity from renewable sources, which we can use to charge our vehicles at our own wall boxes.
The switch to electronic dispatch of outgoing invoices became an issue for us at an early stage, as a great deal of time and cost can be saved here with little effort. And the advantages are obvious. Costs for paper, ink, postage and envelopes are eliminated. In addition, the working time for enveloping and the trip to the post office are eliminated.
By changing our delivery logistics, we were able to significantly reduce loading and unloading times and the number of truck trips. In addition to reduced emissions, this also has a positive impact on personnel deployment. In addition, we were able to achieve optimal space utilization and short distances for material supply by adapting the storage system.
The Alliance for Development and Climate Foundation is dedicated to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda (SDGs) while averting the worst consequences of the climate crisis.
We help invest in sustainable projects in developing and emerging countries, while improving our carbon footprint and contributing to better living conditions for people in countries of the global South.
More information on the Alliance for Development and Climate can be found on the foundation's website
The resource efficiency consulting, which started in May 2019, according to the method - resource cost accounting - of the Effizienz-Agentur NRW started in the area of the cause-based allocation of all material-intensive orders. Within the scope of the consultancy, a new cost accounting system is to be developed as a strategic evaluation tool for the reduction of material input through the monetary re-evaluation of the product portfolio. In this way, the company is to develop sustainably and make a future-oriented contribution to the conservation of resources. Not only the environment benefits, but also the competitiveness of the company.
This project was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Date 14.05.2019