Ecology - Environment and Climate
We actively pursue climate protection
Active climate and environmental protection has been the focus of our corporate philosophy for almost 25 years!
Already in 1997, the first certification according to the EC Eco-Audit Regulation was achieved. Since 2004, the environmental certification according to ISO14001 in the respective form (currently: DIN EN ISO 14001:2015) has been consistently continued.
We have been determining annual Corporate Carbon Footprints (CCF) since 2009 and since 2010 the RATHGEBER Group has been climate neutral with all products supplied. Upon request, we offer our customers an individual CO2 certificate for the purchased products based on Product Carbon Footprints (PCF).
✓ Reduce and eliminate CO2 wherever possible
We attach great importance to sustainability. In our production, we have switched to CO2-saving processes and keep our own CO2 emissions as low as possible within the company. In addition to heat recovery in machine processes and water circuits, we also use the latest refrigerant technology in production wherever possible.
To name a few more measures: Our locations are equipped with photovoltaics, battery storage, green electricity, district heating and/or green gas. In addition, our vehicle fleet is gradually being converted to e-mobility.
We are, of course, continuously working to further reduce our footprint!
✓ Offset unavoidable emissions
We compensate for unavoidable amounts of pollutants that are primarily produced in the manufacturing process of purchased raw materials by supporting certified climate protection projects by voluntarily purchasing official CO2 certificates from ClimatePartner.
In cooperation with the climate protection experts from ClimatePartner, we are currently supporting the protection of rainforest areas along the Amazon river in Brazil.
The aim of this project is to preserve rainforest and to secure and legalise the use of land rights of officially unused land for the "Ribeirinhos", the inhabitants of the Amazon area who count among the poorest in all of Brazil. Our aim is to prevent these rainforest areas from being occupied and deforested. Forests are among the most important CO2 reservoirs on our planet, are home to enormous biodiversity and are the basis of life for all people.
Please find more information about the project here.
✓ Added value for our customers at no extra charge
It is particularly important to us that our customers benefit directly from our environmental commitment. That is why we have decided to make all our products climate-neutral without any ifs and buts. This means that our customers do not have to pay a surcharge, which is common in our industry, when they want to purchase a climate-friendly product. In addition, each of our customers receives an individual CO2 certificate for the products purchased from the RATHGEBER group upon request, thus verifiably reducing their own CO2 footprint as well.