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Environment & Energy
For a better tomorrow
“Together, we are opening up new dimensions for the energy supply of tomorrow” is our vision at EEW. Since the foundation of the company in 1936, we have continuously developed our products and solutions to help meet the critical challenges facing humanity. As a pioneer in the manufacture of offshore wind foundations, it is natural for us to be at the forefront of sustainability in our industry.
EEW Group Climate Strategy
We produce verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for all production sites, showing quantified environmental information from independently verified data sources.
We publish relevant greenhouse gas and Global Warming Potential (GWP) information in a Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) Report for the entire EEW Group worldwide.
We only choose carbon neutral energy suppliers in Europe and the USA (Scope 2).
We reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated within the company (Scope 1) and by our energy suppliers (Scope 2) by 50% (based on 2021).
We operate climate-neutrally as a group of companies (Scope 1-3).
Given the urgency of climate change and our legacy of preserving our planet for future generations, it is crystal clear: we must reduce our carbon footprint by becoming a carbon neutral company with a net-zero goal for our global operations in perspective. Currently, we are tracking our greenhouse gas emissions in the areas of Scopes 1 and 2 according to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard. This means that we track all emissions which are released into the atmosphere as a direct result of a range of activities, as well as emissions released into the atmosphere through the consumption of purchased energy. Tracking of emissions that occur in EEW’s value chain (Scope 3) is in preparation. The latter is of great importance as more than 90% of our total greenhouse gas emissions are linked to the manufacturing of the steel we buy.
In addition to tracking our corporate carbon footprint, we have various Environmental Product Declarations (EDP) available that provide transparency on the environmental performance or impact of any product or material over its lifetime.
Tracking our carbon footprint and our climate and environmental actions is just a good start. We are constantly striving to improve our performance.
Learn more about our measures below.
EEW wants all companies within the group to work to the same standards in the area of environmental management. For this reason, all companies are certified according to ISO 14001.
As part of our environmental management, we focus on reducing waste and water consumption. That is why we have set corresponding key performance indicators at group level for all EEW entities. In this context, we take numerous initiatives for a cleaner and more environmentally friendly production process to ensure a minimization of negative impacts on the environment.
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Eco-Efficiency & Energy Management
As a counterpart to the ISO 14001 certification for environmental management, EEW implemented ISO 50001 for energy management. Onsite energy efficiency will continue to be a primary focus as we see it as an important component to not only optimize eco-efficiency, but also to improve the efficiency of our processes.
With this approach in mind, we have made great efforts to create the technical conditions for automatic tracking of energy consumption. Today, we are able to automatically retrieve energy consumption for all our production facilities around the globe online at the click of a mouse.
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