Our activities in the environmental area

Sustainability at our sites

Monitoring of our greenhouse gas emissions

We plan our activities in a targeted manner, recording our greenhouse gas emissions for our three sites in Eppingen in cooperation with our external partner KlimAktiv. Based on the internationally recognized "Greenhouse Gas Protocol,” all processes initiated by the company that lead to emissions are evaluated in Scope 1, 2 and 3.

To define a reasonable starting point for our established goal and be able to exclude distortions due to effects caused by covid-19 (e.g., significantly lower flight volumes), we are using 2019 as the reference year.
Our measures to reduce emissions

Our first remeasurement was carried out for 2022. The next measurement is planned for 2024. We use the interim results to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the measures implemented and adjust them if necessary.

Scope 3 is strongly determined by external factors and can only be influenced by us to a limited extent. Nevertheless, we continuously address the Scope 3 categories and implement further measures for reduction that are within our scope of action. For example, project groups are addressing the topics of business travel, the daily commute and the sustainability-relevant changes that will help us make progress with purchased services and goods such as steel.

The experience and knowledge gained will be gradually transferred to our sites worldwide. Dieffenbacher Czech Republic was the first other location to measure its carbon footprint for 2022.
Scope 1 comprises all direct emissions generated within the company. Scope 2 involves indirect energy-related emissions such as electricity and gas. Scope 3 takes into account all other indirect emissions from upstream and downstream activities in the value chain over which companies can exert only limited influence.

Measures already implemented for sustainable development at our sites

Using CO2-neutral electricity:
Conversion to sustainable CO2-neutral electricity since January 1, 2022, at the sites in Eppingen, Leverkusen and Ötigheim.
CO2-neutral gas:
To make our gas consumption more sustainable, we have purchased CO2-neutral gas (compensated, documented by a VCS certificate) at the sites in Eppingen and Ötigheim since January 1, 2022. In addition, we are working on measures to reduce our gas consumption.
Photovoltaic systems:
By operating photovoltaic systems on the roofs of our buildings, we feed electricity into the grid and supply our own charging stations.
Hybrid cars replace our diesel-fueled vehicles:
Hybrid cars serve as a transition technology to reduce our emissions from business travels. As a next step, all company vehicles will be converted to e-mobility
Warm-water treatment:
In showers and washrooms, heat exchangers treat water using waste heat from air compressors.
Facade renovation of the office buildings in Eppingen:
Improved insulation reduces the energy consumption caused by heating and cooling in our offices.
Mindful use of our natural resources:
In the everyday work lives of our employees we want to continually create incentives to encourage sustainability. Here, initial measures have been implemented, including the change to recycled paper, abolition of all disposable cups in our vending machines, introduction of sustainable promotional gifts, e.g., Dieffenbacher honey produced in cooperation with the Werthonig apiary in Brackenheim-Hausen and the switch of our internal beverage supply to sustainable suppliers.

Sustainability of our products

Protecting a valuable resource: wood

Saving material and energy

Offering sustainable alternatives

Generating and using energy efficiently and sustainably

More ways to help you move forward
Sustainability at Dieffenbacher
Our activities in the social area
Corporate Governance