HUBER+SUHNER: Award for sustainable commitment to the environment
HUBER+SUHNER was rated with the best grades for «Sector Leader Industrials» and «Index/Country Leader in Switzerland» in the 2015 CDP climate change report. At the award ceremony on Tuesday, the company received an award for its commitment to sustainable processes in all areas.
Caption: (f. l .t. r.) Steven Tebbe, Managing Director, CDP Europe, Susan Dreyer, Director DACH Region, CDP Europe, Werner Koch, Head of Environmental Management System, HUBER+SUHNER, Sven Hannawald, entrepreneur.
HUBER+SUHNER obtained the status of «Sector Leader Industrials» in the CDP DACH 2015 climate change report with an «A» score in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). HUBER+SUHNER thus ranks among the top 4% of companies in the sector. In addition, HUBER+SUHNER also acquired the status of «Index/Country Leader in Switzerland» with an «A» score and is among the top 6% of Swiss companies this year. As Sector/Index/Country Leader, a company demonstrates a high degree of transparency in connection with its climate protection measures, such as objectives, emission reductions via measures and/or verification of the reported data in comparison to other companies from the sector. CDP Climate Scores are assigned based on a nine-point scale (from A to F).
As a result of this evaluation, HUBER+SUHNER was recognized during Tuesday’s CDP DACH Climate Leadership Award Conference & Ceremony. Accepting the prize in the presence of 170 guests, Werner Koch, Head of Environmental Management System, remarked: «At HUBER+SUHNER environmental protection plays a central role. The fact that we are being recognized once again after last year’s awards underlines this significantly. Not only do we wish to achieve excellent quality of our products, but we also strive to ensure sustainable production.»
CDP facilitates transparent reporting
HUBER+SUHNER first participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project survey in 2011. As an international non-profit organization, the CDP enables transparent reporting and the comparison of own resource consumption with that of competitors. Thus measures to battle climate change should be promoted strategically. More than 800 institutional investors and around 3,000 companies from all over the world are participating.
Environment protection pays off
Sustainability is an important subject for HUBER+SUHNER. The company is therefore constantly striving to reduce energy and water consumption in production as well as reduce the quantity of waste produced and increase the recycling rate. CO2 emissions were also reduced significantly: in Switzerland there was a reduction of around 6% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Thus HUBER+SUHNER did not have to pay CO2 tax and was in fact awarded a bonus from the Swiss Energy Agency for the Economy (EnAW).