Sustainability report 2017/18

Ecological awareness

Resource efficiency and sustainable production motivate us to constantly improve our range of products and services.

Assuming ecological responsibility

Set goals, assess the results, use potential for improvement, fully exploit opportunities, practice self-criticism: in our opinion, all this and much more means assuming responsibility.

For us as an internationally successful company with a 150-year history, it is a matter of course to analyze ecological aspects in detail and also to face tasks the fulfillment of which is still a challenge. In addition to the current key figures for our German locations for the 2017/2018 reporting period, this chapter gives you an insight into the goals we have already achieved and an outlook of our demands for the future. Our stated goal is to further reduce CO2 emissions in conjunction with concrete facts and figures for the year 2025.

We will show you how we are already making targeted investments our locations to support and promote the reduction of emissions both on a large and small scale. Measures and projects that focus on resource efficiency such as relocation of the pickling shop and the new concepts in the manufacturing process, which we will describe in detail, will contribute to ensuring that our locations remain competitive and ready for the future in the long term. They enable our sites to cope with the growing demands of audits and other certification processes.

In order to improve our carbon footprint, we rely primarily on technical innovations that allow us to achieve significant efficiency effects - ranging from new LED lighting to intelligent building equipment. We also specifically use CO2-neutral green electricity at all locations in Germany. Of particular importance to us, however, is the sensitization of our employees: the ecological awareness and concrete sustainability concepts of our employees make our company what it is today.

Ralf Pentinghaus
Director Facility Management
KHS GmbH

Key figures, ecological awareness

                                                                       2017 2018

Electricity consumption per € million turnover [MWh/€m turnover]

  Group1

23.0

23.1

  Bad Kreuznach2

29.2

31.4

  Dortmund3

25.6

24.7

  Hamburg

13.9

13.9

  Kleve

25.1

26.1

  Worms

20.8

21.5

Gas consumption per € million turnover [MWh/€m turnover)

  Group1

30.4

30.5

  Bad Kreuznach

65.2

73.4

  Dortmund

19.1

17.8

  Hamburg

13.7

10.0

  Kleve5

23.9

28.9

  Worms

79.5

86.7

Heat consumption per heating day and temperature difference in °C [kWh/d/ΔT]

  Group1

1,613.8

1,645.0

  Bad Kreuznach

2,999.0

3,262.9

  Dortmund

3,090.2

2,999.9

  Hamburg

743.9

524.3

  Kleve5

441.8

532.5

  Worms

1,164.3

1,302.7

Water consumption per €m turnover [m³/€m turnover]

  Group1

67.0

61.4

  Bad Kreuznach

181.1

145.6

  Dortmund

53.0

50.0

  Hamburg

24.8

27.64

  Kleve

34.2

34.5

  Worms6

48.4

81.7

Diesel consumption per 100 km [liters/100 km]

  Group1

5.0

5.3

  Bad Kreuznach

-

-

  Dortmund

-

-

  Hamburg

-

-

  Kleve

-

-

  Worms

-

-

Generated waste per €m turnover [t/€m turnover]

  Group1

5.4

5.1

  Bad Kreuznach

5.1

6.4

  Dortmund

6.0

5.3

  Hamburg

2.5

2.5

  Kleve

7.9

6.9

  Worms

9.4

7.5

CO2 emissions per €m turnover [t/€m turnover]

  Group1

9.0

9.7

  Bad Kreuznach

13.1

14.8

  Dortmund

6.1

5.9

  Hamburg

2.7

2.0

  Kleve

4.8

5.8

  Worms

16.0

17.4

Total consumption per €m turnover [MWh/€m]7

  Group1

65.7

68.5

  Bad Kreuznach

94.4

104.8

  Dortmund

53.3

51.2

  Hamburg

27.6

 

23.9

 

  Kleve

49.1

55.0

  Worms

100.3

108.2

 

1 For the KHS Group the total consumption of all German plants is divided by the plants’ turnover and converted into the relevant unit.

2 Lighting replaced with LED and replacement of the central compressed air supply for production: 90,480 kWh per year

3 Savings from LED lighting: 364,840 kWh per year

4 Commissioning of the new block solutions and the related bottling tests and expansion of the production area

5 Higher consumption resulting from expansion of production area

6 Fire water storage pond was filled with about 1,500 m³ of water.

7 Total consumption = power consumption + heating requirement.

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