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OUR CONTRIBUTION TO AN ENVIRONMENT WORTH LIVING IN

Water is our origin and the source of life. To ensure that this remains the case and that future generations also have an environment worth living in, we have been investing in sustainability for many years in order to keep the company's ecological footprint as small as possible - and to permanently offset it where it cannot be avoided.

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2015

New construction of the site taking into account sustainable construction methods.

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2017

Installation of high-performance photovoltaic systems on the warehouses.

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2021

Start of the conversion of the vehicle fleet to electric vehicles.

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2022

SCHÜTTE is certified climate-neutral through offsetting.

REDUCTION

The primary goal of our efforts is to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve this, we have installed large photovoltaic systems on the roofs of our warehouses, among other things, which we already use to cover a large part of our electricity requirements. We are also taking other measures, such as switching to an electrically powered vehicle fleet and using a climate-friendly heat pump, which allows us to dispense with fossil fuels as far as possible.

CO2 reduction: solar systems on the warehouse roof
CO2 compensation: hydroelectric power plant certificates

COMPENSATION

We offset our company's CO2 emissions, which we have not yet been able to avoid despite all our efforts, with recognized climate certificates, so that we are certified climate-neutral at our company site in Wallenhorst through CO2 compensation. The offsetting is based on the greenhouse gas emissions calculated together with Fokus Zukunft GmbH & Co. KG, is the basis for offsetting.

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CALCULATION AND ALLOCATION OF EMISSIONS

The calculation of corporate emissions was based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), which covers all greenhouse gases regulated under the Kyoto Protocol. The GHG Protocol divides emissions into three categories: Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3.

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SCOPE 1

Scope 1 emissions are emissions from sources for which the company is directly responsible or which it directly controls. These include emissions from energy sources at the company site such as natural gas and fuels, coolants and emissions from the operation of boilers and furnaces. They are under the direct responsibility or control of the company and are generated locally at the company site.

SCOPE 2

Scope 2 emissions are indirect greenhouse gas emissions from purchased energy such as electricity, steam, district heating or district cooling. Scope 2 emissions are generated outside the company's own system boundaries. The emissions are therefore generated externally, for example at the power plant, but are consumed at the company's location. They are therefore the indirect responsibility or control of the company.

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SCOPE 3

Scope 3 emissions include emissions from energy sources that are neither directly nor indirectly consumed at the company's location, but are generated in connection with the company's value chain. These include, for example, employees' commuting and emissions from transportation. The GHG also divides Scope 3 emissions into upstream and downstream emissions.

UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM EMISSIONS

Upstream emissions comprise the indirect greenhouse gas emissions within a company's value chain that are associated with purchased goods (tangible goods) and services (intangible goods). Downstream emissions are the indirect greenhouse gas emissions within a company's value chain that are associated with the goods and services it sells and occur after these have left the possession or control of the company concerned.

OUR COMPENSATION THROUGH CLIMATE CERTIFICATES

The emissions from the Scope 1 and Scope 2 categories determined in collaboration with Fokus Zukunft, which cannot yet be avoided despite all our sustainability efforts, are offset by purchasing recognized climate protection certificates that meet the conditions of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The emissions we determine from Scope 3 are also offset in this way. These include upstream energy-related emissions, business travel and hotel accommodation, employee commuting, water and waste generated within the company, paper consumption, hardware and replacement logistics by third parties. Further information on the SCHÜTTE Group's commitment to climate protection can also be found on the company page at Fokus Zukunft.

No other Scope 3 emissions are currently being calculated and offset. We are working consistently to record, offset and, where possible, completely reduce all emissions associated with our business activities in the future.

ECONOMY SHOWER HEADS

Modern economy shower heads are particularly valuable in times of high energy costs. They not only save water, but also reduce energy consumption with every drop of heated water saved. Our CAPRI model, for example, is characterized by a water flow rate of only around 6 liters per minute at 3 bar.

Economical shower heads: SAMOA RAIN complete system
Save water: CAPRI with water glass

COLD START & ECO-CLICK

The Cold Start function ensures that only cold water flows when the lever is in the middle position, preventing unnecessary heating of the water and thus saving energy. The Eco-Click function offers resistance when the lever is opened. This signals a water-saving flow rate. Both functions contribute to sustainability and are easy to integrate into everyday life.