Our commitment to using our resources responsibly
For many years, GEGGUS has continued to introduce new measures to ensure the resources in our production and management processes are used in economic and sustainable ways.
These measures are subject to a continual process of verification, evaluation and evolution with the aim of constantly improving our environmental footprint.
Photovoltaic roof system
The solar panels on the roofs of our production buildings have been in operation since November 2013. We installed a total of 396 modules and three power inverters, which have delivered high levels of availability and efficiency.
We use around 50% of the generated solar power ourselves, which covers around 35% of our total energy requirement.
At the end of production and during breaks, all systems that are not necessary to maintain operations are shut down and their power supply switched off. In this way, we avoid using unnecessary energy and protect the environment.
All consumption materials and raw materials are processed as carefully as possible and are recycled in the circular economy using state-of-the-art technology. To ensure responsible use of our resources, we work closely with our supply chain partners and licensed disposal companies.
When processing our aluminium profiles, we rely almost entirely on dry machining technology and largely do without the use of cooling lubricants. Where necessary we use minimum quantity lubrication. As a result, our production processes create no waste products harmful to the environment.
The dispatch of our products by our partner GLS (General Logistics Systems) is 100% climate-neutral thanks to efficient reforestation. GLS also relies solely on green electricity and its own, sustainable power generation. It invests in the expansion of emission-free technologies to avoid CO₂ emissions in the long term.
Our current catalogue was printed climate-neutrally. Around 14.4 tonnes of CO₂ were compensated in this way. GEGGUS balanced out the CO₂ emissions from printing the catalogue by providing voluntary support for the a specified climate protection project. The compensated project is thus rated as climate-neutral because the impact on the climate remains neutral.
Changeover to electric vehicles
GEGGUS has two fully electric vehicles and two hybrid vehicles in our vehicle fleet, together with three charging points. Visitors driving electric cars can recharge their vehicles during their visit.