What we have achieved to date:
Almost all of our German production sites are already supplied with green electricity. Moreover, we are already working with green electricity internationally, for example at our locations in Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Malaysia. The remaining switchover potential in Germany and internationally will be exploited by the end of 2022 wherever possible.
Since a long time we have also relied on the production of our own green electricity using photovoltaics. Our first system was installed in Leingarten ten years ago. Since then two further locations have been added: At the end of 2020 a PV system was installed in Allschwil near Basel (Switzerland); the most recent addition was made in Richmond (USA) in 2022. We have also identified other business locations with fundamental potential to generate electricity from solar energy. These measures will be gradually implemented at suitable locations between now and the end of 2023.
We have also identified the locations where natural gas consumption is highest. As yet, green gas is not being offered for all of these locations. By 2023 we accordingly plan to convert all the locations where green gas is available or to identify green alternatives to gas. To do this, we have to work together with teams of experts in order to examine the technical implementation options. In general, the challenges of implementing a changeover have increased enormously for everyone since the start of the Ukraine crisis. We are nevertheless working hard to find and implement sustainable solutions.