At BIRN Germany we take responsibility when it comes to our employees and the environment. For us, sustainability is about balancing economic growth with corporate social responsibility and reducing our negative environmental impacts.
We regard sustainability as an important driver in ensuring the future success of our business, long-term cooperation with our customers and the development of the societies in which we operate. For us, sustainable growth is both a responsibility and a requirement for our continued existence. This is not only the right path to take. Our customers expect it. Our employees of today and tomorrow expect it.
We have a responsibility to work proactively to reduce the negative environmental impacts connected with our operations. Achieving this while also meeting our ambitious growth targets will be a challenge. But we are rising to this challenge.
Reduction of electricity consumption
UN Global Goals
As part of the BIRN Group we are working with four of the UN Global Goals:
7: Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
To optimize energy consumption BIRN Germany has adjusted the temperature in the company’s buildings and invested in energy-efficient LED lighting.
BIRN Germany is also exploring the possibility of installing a rooftop solar cell plant which could potentially supply more than 50 per cent of the company’s total energy consumption. Changes are also planned to several of the company’s extraction systems where improved filtration and heat recovery solutions will be installed during 2023.
8: Decent work and economic growthPromote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
BIRN Germany ensures a high level of safety in production through careful onboarding of new employees and established safety protocols and measures. An occupational health and safety group also works continually to prevent accidents at work.
12: Responsible concumption and productionEnsure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
BIRN Germany is constantly seeking to optimize production. For example, all the company’s packaging consists of recycled material.
To reduce impacts on the surrounding environment BIRN Germany has installed filters on all machines and painting plants to capture smoke and particles.
13: Climate actionTake urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.
In order to reduce carbon emissions BIRN Germany and the rest of the BIRN Group have entered into a partnership with the ReFlow eco-tech company. They will help map the company’s emissions and thereby enable BIRN Germany to set specific reduction targets.