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Whether in its business areas or in production at the location: many of the Krefeld-based Siempelkamp Group’s activities already contribute to climate protection. For example, the company is researching how alternative raw materials and waste wood can be used for the production of wood-based panels. Customers around the world are in demand for the tailored machines and systems. In the field of environmental technology, Siempelkamp has established itself with systems for exhaust gas, exhaust air and process gas purification. At the Krefeld location, residual materials from production are used in the spirit of the “circular economy” – and self-generated renewable energies are also part of the company’s resource efficiency concept. A 623 kWp system has been installed on the roofs since 2012.
This system generated over 500,000 kWh of electricity in 2022. This corresponds to the consumption of over 150 four-person households and around 217 t of CO 2 emissions that were avoided. In addition, heat requirements have long been covered by highly efficient combined heat and power generation.
With its commitment to the Krefeld Climate Pact, Siempelkamp is now also strengthening its local commitment in the area of climate protection. “Our claim ‘Intelligent engineering for future generations’ illustrates that we have a responsibility to align our activities with the needs of future generations. This is inextricably linked to a commitment to sustainability and climate protection. With our partnership in the Krefeld Climate Pact, we are also strengthening this commitment in the local environment and look forward to exchanging ideas with the initiators and other partners,” says Martin Scherrer, CEO of the Siempelkamp Group.
“We are pleased that the Siempelkamp company is joining the climate pact. With this internationally active and producing traditional Krefeld company, we have a strong partner at our side to achieve our climate goals,” says Sabine Lauxen, Krefeld city councilor for environment and consumer protection, social affairs, senior citizens, housing and health.
Siempelkamp took the first steps early on to fulfill its responsibility as a sustainable company. “Sustainability and climate protection are becoming increasingly important for business success,” says Thomas Schmidt, sustainability manager at Siempelkamp. There are further measures planned for the company in the future. “As an important employer and energy-intensive industry, we are aware of our responsibility towards our employees and society.”
Siempelkamp also needs to work on sustainability activities and derive further measures. In particular, the purchase of energy and materials for production is the driver of Siempelkamp’s carbon footprint. The continued consistent pursuit of efficiency measures and, for example, the expansion of renewable energies are examples of measures that the company is driving forward.
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