Sustainability of Voith´s own activities: Successful steps reduce carbon footprint at its sites worldwide
- Since the beginning of fiscal 2022, all activities at Voith sites worldwide have been climate neutral
- Between 2012 and fiscal year 2020/21, Voith Paper sites have already reduced waste by 33 percent, water consumption by 56 percent and energy consumption by 38 percent in relation to sales
- Sustainability of Voith’s own activities is a key focus of the company’s newly launched “Papermaking for Life” initiative
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Commitment to sustainability in many areas
Voith has taken responsibility in the area of sustainability for many years, setting ambitious goals for itself. To this end, Voith has been tracking relevant consumption indicators at its sites since as early as 2012 and initiating corresponding projects for improvement. As a result, Voith Paper locations were able to reduce waste by 33 percent, water consumption by 56 percent and energy consumption by 38 percent in relation to sales as of fiscal year 2020/21.
Last year, the independent ISS ESG rating agency confirmed Voith Group's leading position in sustainability and awarded the company a premium rating of B-. Based on more than 100 criteria, Voith's environmental, social and governance performance was rated as above average. This makes Voith one of the best companies worldwide in the area of sustainability within the plant and mechanical engineering sector.
Sustainability program “Papermaking for Life”
Environmental self-sustainability is a key focus of the recently launched “Papermaking for Life” sustainability program. As part of the innovation and development offensive, Voith Paper is also presenting versatile technologies and initiatives that lead to more efficient and sustainable processes in paper production. The focus is on water, energy and fiber savings as well as digitalization, innovations and partnerships as levers for more sustainable production.
Learn more about Voith Paper's commitment to sustainability: https://voith.com/papermaking-for-life/own-activities and read our latest sustainability report: https://voith.com/corp-en/VZ_Sustainability-Report_21_en.pdf.
About the company
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.read more
The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, and products on the market, and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from a single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and supports customers in significantly reducing their carbon footprint. With its comprehensive automation products and leading digitization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art, digital technologies to increase the availability and efficiency of their systems in all areas of the production process.