Climate-neutral by 2039

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies sets course for a sustainable future

Since its foundation in 1849, Freudenberg has believed that long-term thinking results in sustainable strategies for future generations. It is for this reason we have committed to consistent climate protection. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies will become climate-neutral by 2039.

In the next few decades, our economy will undergo the greatest transformation since the invention of the steam engine. The consequences of global warming are already being felt today and a radical reduction in global emissions with the goal of net zero emissions is necessary to counteract this development. This requires a gradual restructuring of our economy.

All hands to climate protection

We have adopted two approaches:

As a technology-driven company, we want to minimize our footprint by operating on a climate-neutral basis by 2039. This includes cutting our use of energy and materials in production as well as reducing scrap and emissions. We also want to ensure a positive handprint by creating products that facilitate greater efficiency and climate-friendly processes for our customers.

“With the footprint and handprint model, Freudenberg is taking an approach to sustainability whose impact reaches right through to our customers’ processes,”

says Dr. Matthias Waldenmaier, Global Vice President Quality & HSE at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies.

The greater the impact of our products, the greater the benefit to the environment and our society. This allows us to contribute to greater sustainability far beyond our production sites.

Increase the share of recycled material in our filter media to more than 25% by 2025

Reduce our emissions by 25% by 2025

Cover 30% of energy consumption by renewable sources by 2025

Reduce total product waste by 4% per year until 2025

Reduce water consumption with efficience systems and reuse

Optimizing process with green electricity

Generating electricity with renewable energies is an essential pillar of sustainable business. Electricity is still responsible for the majority of emissions at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, and so over the last few years we have been gradually switching to an energy supply from renewable sources. These sources include solar installations on our production buildings as well as direct sourcing from regional wind and solar farms. We will obtain around 30 percent of our required energy from renewable sources by 2025 and the electricity we use will be completely climate-neutrally sourced by 2039 at the latest. Combining these measures with regular process optimization and minimal use of resources will soon allow us to save a large proportion of our emissions and contribute to greater sustainability.

There are many aspects to sustainability that go beyond resource efficiency and emissions reduction.

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