As we process a natural product, sustainable development is very close to our hearts. Only through targeted measures can an environment be preserved in which future generations can also live safely. That is why we are continuously improving our energy consumption, reducing energy costs and optimising our energy efficiency, processes and procedures. The introduction of an energy management system in conjunction with our ISO 50001 certification is an expression of this ongoing endeavour.
We apply the latest technological standards in all areas. We use the waste heat from our production facilities, for example, to heat buildings and generate hot water. For many years, we have been operating our own combined heat and power plant, our own sewage treatment plant and producing environmentally friendly electricity via photovoltaics.
We also involve our contractual partners in our efforts to increase efficiency.
Starting with route optimisation when collecting the milk, the strict evaluation of suppliers and products of purchased operating resources, all the way to the efficient delivery of goods.
For many years, we have been using environmentally friendly packaging that is even better for the environment and the climate. For example, our fresh milk packaging has one layer less packaging material than regular milk packaging, and is also made of unbleached cellulose. The FSC-certified packaging is recyclable, climate-friendly and predominantly made from renewable raw materials.