Climate protection is a key focus for us. In line with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol accounting and reporting standards, we determine our corporate carbon footprint (CCF) annually. This requires all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions to be taken into account when calculating our company-wide CO₂ balance. Scope 3 emissions are also calculated, based on the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) standard of the GHG Protocol.
Determining our CCF with an external partner, natureOffice, enables us to identify suitable reduction measures to optimise our future CO2 emissions. This sets us on track to meet our own requirements, our customers’ requirements and also EU climate targets.
We intend to continue expanding the use of renewable energies for production and are investing in photovoltaic systems. Alternative energy concepts for all our sites are being examined and implemented in our own plants. STI Group’s Wellpapp site in Alsfeld, for example, should be able to cover a large part of its electricity requirements from its own photovoltaic system as early as the first half of 2023. With a module area of 11,400 square metres, the solar power plant on the roof of the Alsfeld production plant is the size of one and a half football fields and has a 2.4 MWP (Mega Watt Peak) output.
Our ISO 50001-certified energy management approach helps us to continously improve the energy efficiency of our production.
Product Carbon Footprint
The product carbon footprint (PCF) includes the total GHG emissions a product generates over the different phases of its lifecycle. Our cradle-to-gate approach takes into account everything from the extraction of resources and the manufacture of primary products and individual packaging, to the point at which products leave the company. More information on the PCF can be found here.