Endress-Hauser Flow tops the list of companies that emit the least greenhouse gases
According to a ranking compiled by Bilanz magazine and Le Temps newspaper, as well as the statistics portal Statista, Endress-Hauser Flow is one of the most climate-conscious companies in Switzerland. The ranking, published for the first time, details Swiss companies that have significantly reduced their greenhouse gas emissions over the past five years. Compared to more than 1,000 other companies, Endress-Hauser Flow ranks in the top 20.
For this analysis, Bilanz, Le Temps and Statista examined Switzerland's major economic players to analyse their direct and indirect CO2 emissions. Overall, The Reinach flow measurement specialist reduced its CO2 emissions by 20% in absolute terms between 2014 and 2019. In relation to turnover, the company has even managed to reduce its emissions by more than 43%.
Behind these excellent figures from Endress-Hauser Flow lies a long-term strategy. The company committed to the government nearly 20 years ago to voluntarily reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, leading to the introduction of environmental and energy management systems in 2009 and 2015. Since 2016, the approximately 10 gigawatt hours of electricity needed for production and operation has come solely from Swiss hydroelectric power plants.
Ambitious sustainability targets
Great success has also been achieved in the field of heat supply. "In the space of seven years, we have reduced our direct carbon dioxide emissions by almost half," explains Pascal Meury, Head of Energy and Technical Facilities Management. Fossil fuels currently provide only about 50% of the energy needed for heating. The remaining need, which is optimized by operational measures, is covered by wood pellet systems and a lost heat recovery system connected to production systems.
This year, Endress-Hauser Flow will begin to address its latest - and most ambitious - sustainability goals. "In particular, we want to be totally climate neutral by 2030 and produce 10% of our electricity ourselves with a photovoltaic system says Pascal Meury. The company also plans to make its fleet of vehicles climate neutral by 2035, monitor the environmental aspects of its own products and assess the sustainability of its key suppliers.
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