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Keeping a close eye on the CO₂ footprint

Our central promise

Our measures in sustainable CO2 management

With numerous measures at our sites, we are helping to steadily reduce BÜFA's carbon footprint and to conserve and preserve resources for future generations. Sustainable CO₂ management, the regular evaluation of our environmental aspects with the associated environmental impact and fixed environmental targets show us the way forward. We continuously optimise these processes with the help of lean management.

Climate responsibility

In recent years, we have already installed a photovoltaic system at the BÜFA Cleaning Germany site to power our operations using renewable energy. In 2023, we were able to generate almost 273,000 kWh of electricity from the system. We feed surplus electricity into the grid.

To increase our energy independence and promote the climate neutrality of our sites, we also had a 134kWp PV system installed on a large roof area at the BÜFA Composite Systems site. The solar modules covering more than 750 square metres are expected to generate over 100,000 kWh of electricity. Based on a forecast, this will save almost 32,000 kg of emissions. The next step is for the system to be connected by the regional electricity supplier. 

Environmental responsibility

During our emergency training, around 20 employees from different areas of our chemical group were trained in the use of emergency kits for dealing with chemical accidents in order to be prepared for real hazardous situations under controlled conditions. The participants not only practised the effective use of the emergency equipment, but also learnt how to plan and implement emergency measures and adapt them to different areas of application. Potential danger spots were also identified and assessed in order to improve risk management. This training significantly strengthened our Group's emergency response team. The aim is to ensure a rapid and expert response at all times in the event of an emergency.

Circular economy

Empty BÜFA canisters are collected from customers and forwarded to our partner, the AST Group. Those containers that are intact undergo a cleaning process and are then fed back into the reusable cycle. Containers that cannot be reprocessed are shredded to produce granulate. We use this granulate to produce new canisters, which even receive UN approval and are therefore suitable for the transport of various hazardous goods.

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Yvonne Burmann

Yvonne Burmann

Sustainability Manager