Energy management & climate protection
Efficient energy use makes an essential contribution to resource and climate protection. Our activities in the energy efficiency area focus across the entire value creation chain – from research and development and resource-efficient production all the way to the transportation and use of our products.
Climate protection and energy efficiency objectives
Our Energy Efficiency Initiative ECCO2 (Efficient Cut of CO2) aims to make a contribution to climate and environmental protection. To achieve this we have set ourselves an ambitious goal: by 2020, the company will increase its energy efficiency by 20 percent and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20 percent – starting from the base year of 2009. Through measures such as optimization of waste heat recovery, better use of energy-saving lighting systems, adaptation and optimization of assembly lines and comprehensive raising of environmental awareness among employees, we have already come a good deal closer to our goal. Our Annual Report records our specific achievements with respect to this goal.
Group-wide energy management
Knorr-Bremse’s measures for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions are based on the requirements of the international energy management standard (ISO 50001) for continuous improvement of the energy balance.
Energy consumption in production
Energy savings potential is systematically identified and implemented in all corporate divisions. We endeavor to continuously reduce energy consumption through systems engineering optimization, process selection and modernization measures at our sites.