More and more companies are tackling the issue of climate protection with their own innovative strengths, and are building on a solid sustainability strategy. This is also the case with Hirschmann Automotive Group, because in the automotive industry there are particularly strong external pressures, i.e. from our customers, to achieve the set climate targets. The big question that arises, though, is this: How can we effectively and economically contribute to long-term emission reductions?
In order to be able to achieve the ambitious goals set, first and foremost, the necessary infrastructure must be put in place. There are many minor adjustments that can be made to improve the climate balance. These are not only found in the targeted expansion of the digital communication world and thus in the reduction of travel activities, the promotion of ride sharing (such as works buses, electrified pool vehicles, etc.), the use of groundwater for cooling purposes and waste heat for heating, and the use of renewable energy sources; there also exists enormous potential for improving the balance sheet through recycling and waste recovery.
Measurement according to international standards
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, or GHG Protocol for short, is the most widely-used set of standards for calculating greenhouse gas emissions and the corresponding reporting of these for companies and, increasingly, other organizations. The development of these standards is coordinated by the Word Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The standards established within the GHG Protocol are mainly based on those of the international climate policy framework, which covers the greenhouse gases of CO₂, methane, nitrous oxide, fluorocarbons, perfluorinated hydrocarbons, sulphur hexafluoride and nitrogen fluoride, which are regulated under the Kyoto Protocol. Regulatory gaps that have not yet been filled by the state are thus addressed.
Our current and planned projects for the reduction of CO₂ emissions
- New buildings and conversions are equipped with a LED lighting concept
- New compressors with water cooling
- Conversion of heating from oil to gas
- Effective utilization of waste heat to heat various areas
- Photovoltaic system
- Refrigerants in ventilation systems and air conditioning units
- Subsidies for public transport