Environment and production sites
Environment and production sites
The sustainable production of tomorrow is not only achieved through the use of renewable energies and improved energy efficiency – the careful use of resources and the highest safety standards for employees in the workplace also contribute to this. In order to continuously improve the sustainability performance of all production sites, Stannol has systematically introduced and implemented appropriate measures since 2019.
Stannol's ISO 14001 target was to reduce the average CO2 emissions of its fleet from 145 g/km to below 100 g/km.
This goal was achieved through a consistent fleet strategy that systematically converts the fleet to e-mobility. Specifically, the average emissions of the fleet were reduced from 145 g/km to 69 g/km in 2023.
In 2022, a corresponding charging infrastructure was set up at both production sites in Velbert and Schrobenhausen. Since the end of 2023, there have already been nine e-vehicles in the fleet (50 percent). All relevant long-distance vehicles have been converted to CO2-friendly models.
Resource efficiency consulting project
In October 2021, Stannol launched the "Resource Efficiency Consultancy" project. This is the partially funded special programme "Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency" with the NRW State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection and the NRW Efficiency Agency (duration: October 2021 to June 2022).
Together, we took a closer look at our processes and structures in order to make them more resource-efficient. Based on this analysis and collaboration with experts, potential fields of action were identified and corresponding measures presented.
This specific resource efficiency consultation resulted in an action plan containing short, medium and long-term measures for the coming years.
Measures successfully implemented in 2022:
- The use and adjustment of flow meters that have reduced water consumption by more than 50 percent.
- The replacement of defective heating valves and the installation of heating valves with automatic window-open detection in the management level (smart radiator thermostats)
- The installation of slatted curtains on the production hall doors to reduce heating oil consumption
- The installation of electricity meters on some casting machines to record consumption and identify potential savings
- The systematic installation of measuring technology at the individual consumers in production (e.g. casting boilers) in order to determine electricity consumption and derive optimisation needs
The external consultancy has uncovered potentials and possibilities for material, energy and cost reduction and sharpened our view towards a more resource-efficient way of doing business. Overall, we have created more transparency about the existing processes in production and have already been able to achieve significant savings and successes with the implemented measures.
We are aware that, as a manufacturing company, we can make an important contribution to reducing emissions in Germany. One of our goals is therefore to significantly reduce climate-damaging gases in the long term. To this end, we have been preparing a carbon footprint since 2019 (base year) using the free ecocockpit accounting tool from Effizienz-Agentur NRW, which is based on the GHG Protocol standard.
This assessment gives us a better overview of our emissions. We initially focus on our direct emissions and balance the company's Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions.
We have offset the remaining emissions through a climate protection contribution. This went to the non-profit organisation atmosfair, which uses the contribution to support three climate protection projects in Nigeria, India and Kenya.