Datwyler sets itself the long-term target of carbon neutrality

The Datwyler Group, for the third consecutive time, succeeded in reducing the consumption of electrici-ty, fuels, and water per revenue unit. The amount of waste per revenue unit, too, continued dropping. By putting into operation a modern cogeneration unit at the Italian facility, Datwyler reduces CO2 emissions by an additional 900 tonnes per year. In the long term, Datwyler has now set itself the target of carbon neutrality. The Swiss plant is producing CO2-neutrally already thanks to hydropower and a wood-fired heating plant.

Being a responsible company, Datwyler wants to do its bit for attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Hence the company has public reduction objectives for the consumption of resources as well as the amount of waster per revenue unit.

For the third consecutive time, reduction in relative resource consumption
Thanks to measures that were implemented, in 2019 Datwyler, for the third consecutive time, succeeded in reducing the resource consumption per revenue unit: electricity -3.2%, fuels -0.5%, water -15.0%, and waste volume -5.5%. In doing so, Datwyler achieved the public objectives of a relative reduction of 3% for energy and water consumption as well as waste volume. For water, even the total consumption dropped by 8.9%. Contrib-uting factors included a new closed cooling circuit for the mobility production facility in the Swiss plant as well as putting into operation two of a total of three projected processing units for multiple water usage in the Belgian plant.

Reduction of the relative CO2 emissions
Datwyler reduced the CO2 emissions per revenue unit by 5.5% in 2019. An interdisciplinary project group is currently working on further advancing the sustainability and climate strategy with the long-term goal of carbon neutrality. In Switzerland, Datwyler produces CO2-neutrally already by using a wood-fired heating plant for pro-cess energy and heating power as well as hydropower for electricity. As a result, every year the company saves 500’000 tonnes of fuel oil and 3’600 tonnes of CO2. By putting into operation a modern cogeneration unit at the Italian facility, Datwyler reduces the CO2 emissions by some additional 900 tonnes per year.

Proactive chemial compliance management
Datwyler appreciates its responsibility towards its stakeholder group, society, and the environment. Among oth-er things, this can be seen from a proactive chemical compliance management, in which Datwyler goes well beyond legal requirements, setting world-leading standards in the elastomer industry in the process. In doing so, the company increases the job safety of its employees and reduces environmental pollution during production, usage, and at a later disposal of the products. Moreover, global customers benefit from particularly safe elasto-mer compounds for their products from all Datwyler plants, and in the long run, there is less need for laborious reformulations of elastomer compounds. Datwyler has been a member of UN Global Compact since 2009 al-ready, and publishes the twelfth sustainability report as per the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) guidelines this year.

The Datwyler Group’s full sustainability report is available via the following link:

Über die Dätwyler Holding AG

Datwyler – leading provider of high-quality, system-critical elastomer components
Datwyler is focusing on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and has leading positions in attrac-tive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, oil & gas and food & beverage. With its recognized core com-petencies and technological leadership, the company delivers added value to customers in the markets served. Datwyler concentrates on markets that offer opportunities to create more value and sustain profitable growth. With a global presence with more than 20 operating companies, sales in over 100 countries and some 7’000 employees Datwyler, headquartered in Switzerland, generates annual sales of more than CHF 1’000 million. The Group has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1986 (security no. 3048677).

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Dätwyler Holding AG
Gotthardstr. 31
CH6460 Altdorf
Telefon: +41 (41) 8751304
Telefax: +41 (41) 8751205

Guido Unternährer
Head Corporate Communications
Telefon: +41 (41) 87519-00
Fax: +41 (41) 87512-05
E-Mail: guido.unternaehrer@daetwyler.ch
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